Friday, November 12, 2021

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Valley Mansion
594 Cranbrook Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030


This year's Tastebuds event will be Tastebuds with a Champion of the Year Twist!!

Tastebuds is a unique Best Buddies Maryland tasting event that features a select group of Baltimore area favorite restaurants serving signature dishes as they team up with a buddy pair, who serve as the "sous chefs" for the evening.

This year will be the first year that we will be adding Best Buddies Champion of the Year elements to this event!! Best Buddies Champion of the Year is Best Buddies' signature fundraising gala that recognizes 10 Champions for Inclusion each year! Adding this component will bring a fun twist to the event - culminating with the crowning of our Champion of the Year at the gala.

Best Buddies Tastebuds Champion of the Year helps fund our mission of friendships, jobs and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Maryland.


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Online Bidding FAQ  

How do I participate on GiveSmart?

You must register to place bids, purchases, or a donation. Just follow these steps:

1. Visit this event campaign site.
2. Click Register to Participate.
3. Enter the required information.
4. Click Create my GiveSmart Account

How do I bid on silent or live auction items?

1. Once you are registered - Click the blue link within the Welcome
text or personal link button from within the Welcome email.
2. Choose item - From our Home page, click "Items" , browse then select an item.
3. Choose amount - Use the pre-populated minimum bid or enter a
higher amount. You can also set up Auto bid.
4. Click Bid

How do I know if I have been outbid?

You will be notified via text message if you have been outbid. If you are not receiving text messages make sure you have the correct mobile number under your profile. 

How will I know if the auction has closed?

We will provide the date and time of when the auction is closing during the event. You will be notified leading up to the closing via text message. Once it closes and you have won an item you will receive a text message about your win! 

I really want an item! How can I better my chances? 

That is great news! To keep from being outbid too often, you can set an Auto Bid. The software will automatically bid by your predetermined increment until your max bid has been met or the silent auction ends. Keep an eye on your favorite items throughout the night to make sure you continue to bid! 

How do I receive my items if I win? 

Congrats! You will receive a text notifying you that you won item(s). You are required to make the payment for your items prior to receiving them the night of the event. You will then receive an email with instructions on receiving or picking up your items. 

Please note: All bids are final and binding. There will be no exchanges, alterations, or refunds on items. Please note any restrictions or expiration dates stipulated by the prize donor as noted in the item description. We are not responsible or liable for any discrepancies. All items are "as is". 

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Best Buddies - Maryland

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