Meet Timothy Rosario, who is thrilled to have become a Best Buddies Ambassador this spring. He’s looking forward to the difference he can make by being part of this amazing organization, by giving speeches, encouraging more people to join and helping out at special events.
Below, Tim talks about why he was chosen to be a Best Buddies Ambassador, his aspirations for the future and one of his favorite Best Buddies memories so far.
MTEAM: Tell us a little bit about yourself!
TIMOTHY ROSARIO: My name is Tim Rosario. I am from Somerset Massachusetts. Last year, I was involved in Best Buddies. I am also attending Bridgewater State University. I had gotten into a special Program and it’s called the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative. Besides college, I like to bowl and hang out with my friends.
MTEAM: When and how did you become an ambassador for Best Buddies?
TR: I had gotten asked to become an Ambassador on April 7, 2018, because I had taken a Public Speaking class.
MTEAM: What are some of the coolest things you (will) get to do as an ambassador for Best Buddies?
TR: I will get to make speeches to other people if they asked me to and attend special events that they will have.
MTEAM: What do you love most about the Best Buddies? How have they helped to support you?
TR: I absolutely love the Best Buddies staff. They helped me make lots of new friends.
MTEAM: Have you had any particular challenges or goals in your life that being involved with Best Buddies has helped you overcome or achieve?
TR: Someday I want to work for Best Buddies through the job program that they have.
MTEAM: How was your experience at the most recent Best Buddies Leadership conference? What did you learn while you were there?
TR: This year, I had attended the annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference all by myself. I met Jack Mayor (another Best Buddies Ambassador) while I was there. They had helped me write my speech.
MTEAM: Have you met anyone through Best Buddies who really inspires you? Who?
TR: Back in 2017, I attended the Pass the Torch Conference. There I met a friend and his name was Paul Landry. He became really close to me and to this day we talk, by texting or Snapchat.
MTEAM: How do you hope to make a difference through your role as a Best Buddies Ambassador?
TR: I will try to recruit more people to do Best Buddies. Some people have never even heard of Best Buddies.
MTEAM: Do you have a favorite memory from your time involved with Best Buddies?
TR: Last year was the first year doing Best Buddies at my local high school. On September 23, 2017, we had the Best Buddies Friendship Walk, and if you raised $500 or more, your name was put in the raffle. I won that raffle so the Best Buddies staff came to my high school to proudly present a football signed and autographed by Tom Brady.
MTEAM: What would you say to someone who was thinking about supporting Best Buddies but is not sure?
TR: I would say you should join Best Buddies because you never know you can impact someone’s life.