UPTON ー Superintendent Maureen Cohen is pleased to share that Nipmuc Regional High School’s Best Buddies chapter recently volunteered at the Rockstar Invitational golf tournament.

The Rockstar Invitational, a golf tournament that aims to promote inclusion for people with disabilities, took place at Shining Rock Golf Course in Northbridge. The tournament brought together students, alumni, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for a day of fun. 

Nipmuc’s Best Buddies chapter, under the leadership of advisor Meghan Kirby, played an integral role in supporting the more than 30 players on and off the course. About 30 Best Buddies volunteered during the event. 

“The students in Nipmuc’s chapter of Best Buddies took time out of their weekend to volunteer and participate at the Rockstar Invitational, which shows their great sense of compassion and willingness to contribute to their community,” said Superintendent Cohen. “It is amazing to see our students use their energies to help others.”

MURSD started two chapters of Best Buddies at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, one at Nipmuc Regional High School and the other at Miscoe Hill Middle School. The chapters work as part of Best Buddies International, a non-profit which aims to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with IDD.