Monday, February 18, 2019

Best Buddies Friendship Ball

Who: Dr. John Long Middle School (JLMS) Best Buddies Chapter

What: Best Buddies Friendship Ball

When: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, February 24

Where: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport - Westshore - 4500 W. Cypress Street, Tampa, Fl

Why: To celebrate one-to-one friendships between students who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and typical students.

How: The Dr. John Long Middle School Best Buddies Chapter is holding their third annual Friendship Ball. Two of the IDD students will be attending for the third and final time in their years at JLMS. Twenty-three typical students will be accompanying seven IDD students. The students, JLMS faculty advisors and parent chaperones will board school buses at 3 p.m. to travel to the Friendship Ball.

CONTACT: Andi Walker, 727-992-9591 or