On March 10, 2012, Key Club members participated in the Best Buddies Flash Mob. From 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., members volunteered by helping set-up and take-down at Town Square Las Vegas.
“I had a blast from beginning to end. I got to meet new people, get a buddy, and help a cause that I support,” freshman Khai Bui said.
The Best Buddies is a non-profit organization that hosted this event in order to help end social isolation of people with intellectual disabilities. Along with Key Club members from Coronado High School and West Tech Academy, the students supported the Best Buddies Flash Mob and raised awareness by participating in various events. These events included scavenger hunts, purchasing shirts and bracelets, and having the opportunity of getting their own buddy.
“This was a great learning experience for me. Meeting up with Coronado and West Tech and volunteering at the flash mob was a great success,” freshman Andy Lei Huynh said.
During the flash mob, supporters danced and fist-pumped to popular songs. Some members had a chance to have a buddy assigned to them based on age, gender, and hobbies. They were given a chance to bond and create memories that helped make this experience unforgettable.
“Spending great time with my buddy was just an amazing experience. To communicate with new people and being in a positive atmostphere, was enjoyable and I got to help advertise and sell shirts,” freshman Heunji Chung said.
After cleaning up, SWCTA Key Club shared their cheer ideas and ice breakers. Overall, 15 members attended the flash mob, and over 91 hours of service was accumulated. For more information, contact Best Buddies at their main website: http://www.bestbuddies.org/