On September 10, participants from all walks of life will join with members and supporters of Best Buddies International—a nonprofit organization that facilitates friendships, employment, and leadership opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities—to race on foot or on bikes in the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle. One cyclist who hopes to be among the participants is Michael Kelly, a Best Buddies ambassador who was born with an intellectual disability. Michael is raising funds to enroll in the bicycle portion of the race and ride alongside 1,500 other riders for the Best Buddies cause. If G-Team members raise $500, Michael can participate in the 100-mile bicycle course with other riders. Every Groupon subscriber who donates $10 to today’s G-Team offer can also redeem their vouchers for a custom bike fitting on a Calfee-fit bike at Ikon Cycles in Sacramento (a $100 value).
The Audi Best Buddies Challenge has four fully supported bike courses open to all riders—15-, 30-, 62-, and 100-mile courses—which takes riders from Carmel to San Simeon. Having conquered the challenge multiple times, Michael is aiming to complete the 100-mile course once again. Michael is fundraising to acquire the $1,500 needed to enter the race, which is held to benefit support programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Each additional $10 raised with today's G-Team offer will go towards the participation of another Best Buddies International member. An anonymous donor will match each donation three to one, up to $2,500 total.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" beware—when you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100% off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.
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All donations will be matched three to one, up to a $2,500 total, by an anonymous donor.
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