This weekend, Zenith is proudly serving as official timekeeper for the philanthropic organization Best Buddies International at the 13th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port.
More than 1,500 people are expected to participate in the Challenge – a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Tom Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback and a Best Buddies Global Ambassador, will serve as Honorary Chairman and lead his team to the finish line.
“We are looking forward to another tremendous Challenge in Massachusetts,” said Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Founder and Chairman of Best Buddies International. “It’s incredible to see the multitude of participants who come out to support such a great cause each year. We are also extremely honored to have Tom Brady on board. To have someone of his stature, celebrity and athletic talent pay attention to our population is really unheard of in today’s day and age.”
The Tom Brady Football Challenge, which takes place today at Harvard Stadium on, will kick off the weekend’s festivities. During the game, Brady will play quarterback alongside Best Buddies participants and supporters. Last year, several New England Patriots past and present, including Tedy Bruschi, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, Brian Hoyer, Dan Koppen, Nate Solder, Wes Welker, and Pierre Woods, as well as Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely, played in the game. As official timekeeper of the organization, Zenith will sponsor a team in the Football Challenge.
The game will be followed by the Guy Fieri Celebrity Chef Tailgate Party, hosted by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, a best-selling cookbook author and host of several Food Network shows, including “Diners, Drive- ins and Dives” and “Guy’s Big Bite”. Fieri will work with several lucky Best Buddies participants, who will serve as his sous-chefs and help him prepare food for this fabulous feast.
Zenith is donating two El Primero Chronomaster Power Reserve models for the weekend. One of these models will be auctioned off by Tom Brady and Anthony Kennedy Shriver at the Friday night Tailgate Party, and the second will reward a contest winner on a CBS Radio promotion.