Your Patch Facts for the day.
Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Best Buds charity softball game Wheaton College will host the second annual Best Buds charity softball game at 3:30 p.m. It will feature faculty and staff versus Best Buds and their Wheaton buddies. Come cheer on your favorite team while enjoying balloon animals, face paint, BBQ and other goodies. T-shirts will be on sale for $10. Sign the Spread the Word to End the Word banner and pledge to eliminate the use of the R-word. All proceeds benefit the ARC of Northern Bristol County. Sponsored by Best Buds & SSSR. 2. Youth art …
Student-run group received a Community Excellence Award for 2012 from The Arc of Bristol County.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Wheaton College student-run group Best Buds was recently honored with an award for outstanding community service for its work with people who have developmental disabilities. The campus club, which has been active for several years, received a Community Excellence Award for 2012 from The Arc of Bristol County, a non-profit organization that serves individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The award was presented to the Wheaton club during The Arc's 53rd anniversary celebration on June 13, 2012. Each semester, the leaders of the college's Best Buds club have recruited between as many as 60 students who are willing to volunteer time to become a buddy to…