Blue Note Hawaii | 2335 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
5:30PM: VIP Entry
6:30PM: General Admission
7:00PM: Dinner and Program
9:00PM: Announcement of the Grand Champion of the Year Team
Best Buddies Champion of the Year is a ten-week fundraising and awareness-raising campaign that unites and recognizes our communities' most active leaders for inclusion. Our Champions are advocates for the Best Buddies mission and generate opportunities for friendships, jobs, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
On November 13th, Best Buddies in Hawai'i 'ohana will celebrate the end of the campaign with our Champion of the Year Friendship Jam, an incredible concert with some of Hawaii's most beloved musicians, as well as delicious food and drinks, a silent and live auction and, of course, our fabulous Ambassadors talking story. Come cheer our BBHI Champions' collective impact and watch as we crown our Grand Champion Team of the Year!
This year's talented - and generous - artists include: Kelly Boy DeLima, Kaimi Hananoeau, Kawika Kahiapo, Alx Kawakami, Kimié Miner, and longtime Best Buddies champion Henry Kapono.
You can support Best Buddies and continue to provide these meaningful programs for people with IDD by supporting a Champion's campaign, purchasing tickets, becoming a partner, or making a general donation to the cause. Join the movement!
MEET THE CHAMPIONS
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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