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Maria Shriver and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom to Return as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 12th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle


Carmel, CA, Sept. 1, 2015 Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is pleased to announce that journalist and activist Maria Shriver and Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom will return as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 12th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle. More than 2,000 people are expected to participate in the Challenge – a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International – on September 12. Read More…

Maria Shriver and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom to Return as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 11th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle


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Carmel, CA, August 20, 2014 – Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce that journalist and activist Maria Shriver and Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom will return as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 11th Anniversary Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle. More than 1,500 people are expected to participate in the Challenge – a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International – on September 6. Read More…

10th Anniversary Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle Raises $4.5 Million for Best Buddies International


Best Buddies Ambassador Brian Hayes, Best Buddies Founder & Chairman Anthony K. Shriver, and Best Buddies Ambassador John Hammond celebrate at the 0th Anniversary Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle finish line.

Best Buddies Ambassador Brian Hayes, Best Buddies Founder & Chairman Anthony K. Shriver, and Best Buddies Ambassador John Hammond celebrate at the 10th Anniversary Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle finish line.

Carmel, CA, September 8 Fifteen hundred people took part in the10th Anniversary Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle, a 100-mile cycling fundraiser from Carmel to San Simeon, on Saturday, September 7. The Challenge raised $4.5 million in total donations for Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Author, journalist and activist Maria Shriver and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom served as Honorary Co-Chairs of the Challenge. Both shared of their time and talent over the course of the weekend, with Shriver delivering powerful speeches and participating in the 15-mile ride, and Newsom riding the 30-mile route. Shriver’s Team Maria was the top fundraising “non-corporate” team, raising more than $450,000 and Team SVB was the top fundraising “corporate” team, raising more than $630,000. Read More…

Maria Shriver and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom to Return as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 10th Anniversary Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle


Carmel, CA, August 19, 2013 Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce that author, journalist and activist Maria Shriver and Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom will return as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 10th Anniversary Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle. More than 1,500 people are expected to participate in the Challenge – a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International – on September 7.

“What I love about Best Buddies is that it’s based on a simple principle — that each and every one of us needs a friend, needs a job and needs a community, and that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be given the opportunity to find all three,” said Maria Shriver. “I am so very proud to, once again, be the Honorary Co-Chair of the Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle. I look forward to joining ‘Team Maria‘ members and the other event participants as we celebrate 10 years of riding together to advance the Best Buddies mission.” Read More…

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