Your Best Buddies Experience Matters To Me, Here’s Why…
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed working the Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port. I am thankful for the opportunity to be involved with such an amazing group of people. The event was a fabulous experience.
I worked the finish line, which included a great group of volunteers from Riverview School. The energy and enthusiasm of this group filled my heart with joy. They were such hard workers and stayed until the very end. They were such an inspiration.
Working the finish line also allowed me to see the riders come across. This is something I will never forget. The joy and feeling of accomplishment was evident in the faces of every rider. I witnessed a father and his son that had a disability finish the 100 mile ride. The father saw his wife and broke into tears. As he embraced his family with tears streaming down his face he explained just how much it meant to him to be able to complete the ride with his son. He told his wife that his son cheered him on for the last few miles. He said it was something he would never forget. I was moved to tears standing there witnessing something life-changing. That moment will forever stay in my heart.
I also spoke with a buddy that told me he participated in the ride since the first year when there was a lobster bake. His entire family informed me that they all had been involved as well. You could see the joy in their eyes when they reflected on the event.
I left Hyannis Port feeling so inspired, motivated and excited. I loved getting to see the mission in action. Thank you again for this opportunity. I feel so blessed to be a part of Best Buddies.
Lead Program Manager, Best Buddies Tennessee
This is just one of the countless stories that I have heard about the successful Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port weekend, and I can never hear enough of them and hope the same goes for all of you. I am continuously grateful for the support that Best Buddies receives and hope that the joy that this family and others experienced continue to resonate within them.
Have you had a life-changing experience at a Best Buddies event? I’d love to hear it! Feel free to share your story in the comments below.
Anthony K. Shriver
Founder and Chairman, Best Buddies International