New England Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady is planning on participating in the “Audi’s Best Buddies Hyannis Port Challenge.” This years challenge scheduled for May 29 – 31, 2009 offers several levels of participation, there is a 3k walk a 5k run or 20, 50 or 100 mile bicycling events.
Best Buddies is a charitable organization that teams up a volunteer with an intellectually challenged individual. Their primary focus is to help these individuals to become integrated with society through one on one relationships and gainful employment.
There are several reasons to get involved with this charity.
First and foremost is the charity itself, as the work they do is invaluable in providing their charges with social interaction and the means to having self worth through employment. This non-profit organization fills a void that no government project can replicate.
Secondly, you’ve got to do something during the NFL off-season. It’s a good time to get some fresh air, meet new people and perhaps get your family members to come along and do some bonding.
As a Pat’s fan you might want to sign up just to check on your quarterbacks rehab progress. Tom has not announced what cycling event he will be participating in but he will be at the dinner and awards celebration at the end of the challenge in Hyannis Port.
It’s a great chance to get involved as well as access Tom’s recovery for next season. More information about the organization and schedule of events can be found at http://bestbuddies.org.