Thank you to Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream in Saratoga for hosting this outstanding and fun event!!!  Scooping for Friendship raised a lot of money that helps Best Buddies Clubs continue to do all the amazing work they do.  Phillip and I are both Toga Best Buddies Club members and BBC is what helped us grow and develop the confidence to create the Toga Hot Seat.

Thank You to our Scoopers:
Mary Darcy | All Over Albany
Jason Christiana | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, Realtors
Jake Allen | Jake Allen & 100.9 The Cat
Jenny Witte | Mamatoga
Alex Frolish | Toga Hot Seat  

Check out some of the photos from this event and click on the link below to learn more about what Best Buddies Club is.


Best Buddies is a non-profit organization established in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver.  The mission of Best Buddies is to establish 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).

2016 Friendship Walk

The Capital District Best Buddies Clubs held their annual Friendship Walk on April 17th and it was an out of this world success.  Our own Toga Best Buddies were the first New York school to raise over $10,000 for a Friendship Walk and this year the Walk raised over $100,000 for the time ever.    To see the growth of our own club and the Friendship Walks over the past 3 years has been Fantastic!!!!  The awareness this event and clubs have created makes this world a much nicer place.  

This year the Walk had a special guest.  New England Patriot and Albany Native Dion Lewis was there to talk to the Best Buddies about what the clubs mean to him.  Dion's Mom also spoke and many of the young people were touched by her words.  We cannot begin to thank them enough for attending and speaking with all of us.  

​Check out our Pictures and videos below!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Us and our Best Buddies!!!!