Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Deco Features: 16Th Annual Best Buddies Gala
Who's your buddy? Who's your pal? I am and i'm not alone. Some hot celebs were out in Miami this weekend lending their star power to the 16th Annual Best Buddies Gala bigger than ever held inside Marlin's Park or as it's now known titanic stadium.
ERIK VALDEZ: :We're here at marlins park its snowing it's amazing thing its such an awesome night."
LEAH BLACK: "Not at all in fact i'm in denial that i'm ever having another one."
But before the big party came the big ride a 62 mile bike trail through Miami's most scenic neighborhoods to preview Best Buddies first ever 100 mile Miami challenge launching in 2014. All of it raising awareness and funds for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Glee's Becky Lauren Potter serving as this year's Best Buddies ambassador telling the crowd how Best Buddies mentoring and friendship programs have made a huge impact on her life.
"I wanna congratulate myself that I'm a great ambassador. I think your the best ambassador this gala has ever had."
LAUREN POTTER: "Aww thank you. They have jobs they teach us things, we live to gather we're friends so i think it so important that we arose some money for the buddies and celebrate that."
CARL LEWIS: The best thing about it was just seeing them smile its really cool."
And that was what this night was all about. But it didn't go unnoticed that this Russian fiesta was thrown by a Kennedy 130 miles from Cuba.
ANTHONY KENNEDY SHRIVER: "My family has a great history with that oh yes yes - the Kennedy's and the kruschevs besties- i brought them all together Ii married a Cuban."
Oh if JFK and Kruschev could see us now.