Bowling with Buddies

The following entry comes to us from Jim Truslow, director of External Programs. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Over the weekend, Peddie School and Hightstown High School teamed up for the inaugural "Best Buddies" event for our new joint chapter.  Our chapter is the brainchild of Tim Baxter '16, who has experienced Best Buddies from the family side — Tim's brother takes advantage of the friendships Best Buddies' violunteers provide back in New Hampshire.  Not only did our group have its first Best Buddies event, it was also our first event with students from Hightstown High — under the direction of longtime HHS faculty member Kathy Hart — and we hope it is the first of many.  All the kids, volunteers and buddies, had a great time with smiles all around.