Tom Brady Off The Field
Everyone knows Tom Brady for his NFL football record. He’s led the Patriots to three football championships, holds the NFL quarterback record for most touchdown passes, and a list of other impressive football related accomplishments. People even know him for his acting in Funny or Die skits, Entourage (2011), Family Guy (2006), and Matt Damon’s film Stuck on You (2003). What some of his fans may not know is the active role he takes off the field and away from the spotlight, as he has a hands on role with the multiple charities he supports.
One of the charities he works with is Best Buddies International a non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating one-on-one friendships as well as leadership and job opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The charity started with one chapter to around 1,500 chapters in schools across the world. Brady holds the role as honorary co-chair saying, “Best Buddies is an amazing organization with a strong message to share.”
Most recently Brady is chairing the Best Buddy Challenge: Hyannis Port, where participants bike ride 100, 50, or 20 miles from the JFK Library to Hyannis Port led by cycling legend George Hincapie. Participants can also run or walk the Carl Lewis Challenge, a 5K led by Olympic legend Carl Lewis. Everyone who takes the challenge and raises funds for Best Buddies international is changing the way the world understands people with intellectual disabilities and is helping people with IDD live a happy and fulfilling life. With Brady’s support Best Buddies International is growing in supporters and public awareness. Find a Best Buddies Challenge near you or sign up for Tom Brady’s event on May 13, 2014 in the Patriot’s state of Massachusetts.