Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Audi Best Buddies Challenge

Tired of crowded roads; crowded rest stops; long lines for dinner? Tired of ever increasing minimum fund raising obligations? Tired of being lost in the impersonal push to raise even more millions of dollars each year? Think Best Buddies! Think May 17th and a ride to the Cape!

Join me and Seyfarth Shaw Team Katie this May 17th. Ride 20 or 100 miles. Watch Tom Brady and other celebs "race" on tandems with Buddies for team mates. Have lobsta and steamers and corn at the beach in Hyannis and then enjoy the B-52s.

But more important, help raise needed funds for the Best Buddies programs throughout the country. I am confident that if you ride just once, you will again and again. (Again, I can offer all of you a reduced fund raising target of $1,250. At Best Buddies, all are Heavy Hitters.) --Carl

(Note: Read Carl's complete message in the Comments section of the blog. To register for the ride, click on the link in the left column!)

1 comment:

Email from Carl said...

Tired of crowded roads; crowded rest stops; long lines for dinner?

Tired of ever increasing minimum fund raising obligations?

Tired of being lost in the impersonal push to raise even more millions of dollars each year?

Think Best Buddies! Think May 17th and a ride to the Cape!

Not many talk about having a family member who is intellectually challenged.

Many are still uncomfortable being around people who "are different".

I cannot begin to share with you the feelings one has listening to a young man from Ireland address over 500 people including two U.S. Senators and talk about how his parents once told him to forget about it, he would never have a friend, to talk to a parent about his child who never got a telephone call until he joined a Best Buddies program at the local high school, to watch an employee of your firm with her room mate, on their own in Hyannis, having done the ride to pay back for the opportuinty they had been given.

Through chapters in high schools and colleges throughout the country (there is one at Marblehead's high school) Best Buddoies provide young people who are intellectually challenged both individual friendships and the opportunity to be invioved in group social and school activites. Through job programs in three cities (Boston is one of them) Best Buddies provides adults an opportunity to work and be self-sufficient.

Join me and Seyfarh Shaw Team Katie this May 17th. Ride 20 or 100 miles. Watch Tom Brady and other celebs "race" on tandems with Buddies for team mates. Have lobsta and steamers and corn at the beach in Hyannis and then enjoy the B-52s.

But more important, help raise the funds needed to keep the programs going that do so so much. I am confident that if you ride just once, you will again and again.

Again, I can offer all of you a reduced fund raising target of $1,250.00. At Best Buddies, all are Heavy Hitters.