SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual PBX, the pioneer and leader in hosted PBX phone systems, teamed up with SipRoutes, Applied Physics Systems and Magnolia Behavioral Therapy to recruit six people to participate in the 10th Anniversary Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle and raise nearly $10,000 for Best Buddies International.
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
"At Virtual PBX, we believe in the power of volunteers and the difference they can make in people's lives," said Lon Baker, chief operating officer for Virtual PBX. "Our employees embrace this vision, and their efforts to raise nearly $10,000 illustrate this passion."
The Virtual PBX team joined more than 1,500 people on September 7, 2013, who walked, ran and rode bicycles in the 10th Anniversary Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle, a 100-mile cycling fundraiser from Carmel to San Simeon with 62, 30 and 15-mile options. The Challenge was open to people of all ages and abilities, and included celebrity tandem races, a 5K run/walk led by Carl Lewis and a barbeque and concert by Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles, at the Hearst Ranch.
"Virtual PBX is an integral part of the success of Best Buddies International and sustaining the important work that we do every day," said Samantha Corti, senior coach of fundraising for Best Buddies International. "We appreciate their dedication to this wonderful cause."
To learn more about this event or register for next year's Challenge, please visit http://bestbuddieschallenge.org/hc/.
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About Best Buddies International
Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown from one original chapter to almost 1,500 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Today, Best Buddies' eight formal programs — Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies® , Jobs, Ambassadors and Promoters — engage participants in each of the 50 states and in 50 countries, positively impacting the lives of nearly 700,000 people with and without disabilities around the world. As a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders and make lifelong friendships. For more information, please visit www.bestbuddies.org, facebook.com/bestbuddies or twitter.com/bestbuddies.
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