On Friday we went to The Howard Theatre for the second annual Best Buddies Prom, where Best Buddies, their peers, and adults came together for two parties under one roof for a night of dancing, friendship and fun. Over $68k was raised for Best Buddies, which establishes one-to-one friendships and leadership opportunities for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We snapped a beautiful attendee, Theresa Anthony.
Adults enjoyed cocktails and a VIP Whiskey Tasting, as well as delicious bites from PAUL Bakery, Chaplin’s and CoCo Sala. Here, Larry Blasko, Scott and Karen Nudelman, event sponsor Randi Chasen, and the emcee, 94.7 FRESH FM’s Tommy McFly.
The band Cheaper Than Therapy kicked off the night’s festivities and got everyone in dance mode. Here, actor Lamont Easter; FedScoop’s Cheryl Romero; Sher Sher; Hilton’s Danielle Alexander; Amore Marketing and PR’s Lisa Amore; Best Buddies volunteer Gina Latcheran; front, Department of Labor’s C.C. Christakos and Makin’ Whoopie’s Kimberly Robinson.
DJ Neekola spun beats and had everyone dancing all night. Here, Javier Irizarry, Miss DC Teen USA Niara Iman, William Brennemann, Miss Virginia Teen USA Ann Kutyna, Arafat Rashid and Sally Ancheva.
Liz Ovits, Heather Mahoney & Mary-Kate Rasa contributed to this issue.