Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

2011 Buddy Cruise: Prepares to Set Sail for Down Syndrome

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

2011 Buddy Cruise: Prepares to Set Sail for Down Syndrome

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Buddy Cruise Inc. & Driven Inc. recently sponsored the first Soul Knows No Bounds search for an individual with Down syndrome to become a spokesperson for the 2011 Buddy Cruise (October 16-23).

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For their "Soul Knows No Bounds" contest--open to individuals with Down syndrome, 21 and over, living in the US--Buddy Cruise & Driven wanted to find an individual who emulated the statement: "We are all unique in our own way and have something to contribute. It is up to us to find what it is that we can do to make a difference in this life and pursue the greater path of looking beyond our limits and finding our strengths." Entries were received from across the nation, but one stood out from the rest. Brad Hennefer 22, of Cherry Hill, N.J.

Brad has Down syndrome and plays two high school varsity sports--golf and basketball. He is also the inspiration for the Brad Hennefer Golf for Life Foundation, which provides golf opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome. …

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