2nd annual Best Buddies Ball in Chicopee

The Ball is all about inclusion

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Prom season’s off to an early start, but the reach of Friday night’s event-goes far beyond the city of Chicopee.

The theme for this year’s Best Buddies Ball was “The Wizard of Oz.” Chicopee Comprehensive High School hosted the second annual formal for all the Best Buddies chapters across western Massachusetts.

Best Buddies fosters friendships for students with intellectual disabilities. The Ball is all about inclusion.

Anne Demeo, advisor of the Chicopee Best Buddies program, told 22News, “The students want to be included in typical teenage activities. And a prom is a typical activity with dancing and music and friendship and they are thrilled to be a part of it.”

Students with and without disabilities participated in to night’s second annual Best Buddies Ball of western Massachusetts.

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