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Fifth Annual Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C. Raises Close To $2.5 Million For Best Buddies International


WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 18:  Cyclists prepare at the 2014 Audi Best Buddies Challenge on October 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 18: Cyclists prepare at the 2014 Audi Best Buddies Challenge on October 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, Oct.19, 2014 – Close to 1,500 people took part in the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C. – a charity walk, run and ride chaired by Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, on Saturday, October 18. The Challenge raised close to $2.5 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).

The Challenge weekend kicked-off with a 25th Anniversary VIP reception on Friday, October 17, at Georgetown University where the organization first began. Challenge Honorary Co-Chair Ted Leonsis and Coach of the NHL Washington Capitals Barry Trotz, and Best Buddies Founder and Chairman Anthony K. Shriver – attended the cocktail reception, along with dozens of top supporters and Best Buddies participants. Read More…

Challenge Yourself to Change Lives at the Fifth Annual Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C.


WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2014  — 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 Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, will serve as Chairman of the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C. Nearly fifteen-five hundred people are expected to participate in the Challenge – a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International – on October 17.

Ted Leonsis, CEO of Monumental Sports and owner of the Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics and Washington Wizards, and his wife, Lynn Leonsis, will serve as Honorary Chairs of the event along with Best Buddies participant Ken Holden.

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Best Buddies Runs 25th Anniversary PSA on Verizon Center’s Exterior Digital Boards


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Best Buddies International is featuring their 25th anniversary PSA on the exterior signs at Verizon Center.  A nonprofit organization aiming to create meaningful relationships between people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and volunteers, Best Buddies has program participants in all 50 states and in 50 countries around the world.  In celebration of their 25th anniversary Best Buddies is running a PSA to make a call to action to volunteers and to spread the word about their mission. The PSA will run through the spring. Read More…

Best Buddies + Verizon Center


A huge THANK YOU to our longtime friend and supporter Ted Leonsis, for sharing our mission of inclusion with the world at the Verizon Center, home to the Washington Capitals (NHL), Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Mystics (WNBA) and Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball team (NCAA). Read More…

Fourth Annual Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C. Raises $2.5 Million for Best Buddies International


Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C. (October 18-19, 2013)

Best Buddies participants at the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C.
Photo Credit: John David Arroyo, Best Buddies International

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2013 – Close to 1,500 people took part in the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C. – a charity walk, run and ride chaired by Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, on Saturday, October 19. The Challenge raised $2.5 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). Read More…

Challenge Yourself To Change Lives At The Fourth Annual Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C.


WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2013  — 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 Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, will serve as Chairman of the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C. Twenty-five hundred people are expected to participate in the Challenge – a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International – on October 19.

Ted Leonsis, CEO of Monumental Sports and owner of the Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics and Washington Wizards, and his wife, Lynn Leonsis, will serve as Honorary Chairs of the event. Read More…

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