On June 1 2019, a team made up of employees, family and friends of The MENTOR Network participated in the Best Buddies Challenge bike ride to Hyannis, MA. In this annual event, participants ride to raise funds for Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Founded in 1989 by Anthony Shriver, Best Buddies International supports individuals with disabilities in forming friendships, developing leadership skills and securing employment and inclusive living. In addition to programs for the individuals it serves, Best Buddies offers events throughout the country such as the Best Buddies Challenge rides to enable communities to get involved.
The work of organizations like Best Buddies International is essential to eliminating barriers for individuals with disabilities, and The MENTOR Network is committed to being a partner in this effort.