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Maria Shriver hosts Team Maria fundraiser for Best Buddies

By John, on 13/9/11

Maria Shriver hosted a Team Maria fundraiser this evening in Beverly Hills, California at the Montage Beverly Hills in order to help raise money for the upcoming Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle which will be held on September 9 and 10 in San Simeon. Tonight’s event was held from 4pm to 7pm and attracted Team Maria supporters who were eager to help contribute to the Best Buddies charity organization.

Maria Shriver: “As Honorary Co-Chair of the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle, I look forward to joining Team Maria members and the other event participants as we raise funds and awareness in support of the Best Buddies mission.”

Maria Shriver and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle in September. Over 1,500 people are expected to walk, run or ride a bike in order to raise money for Best Buddies International.

Guests of the Team Maria fundraiser were treated to a special performance by singer and songwriter Stephanie Quayle while enjoying great food and a festive atmosphere all in the name of charity.

Team Maria is hoping to raise $150,000 for the Best Buddies Challenge in September and to date Maria Shriver’s team has raised $148,805. Team Maria had also hoped to recruit 75 members for the cause and to date they have recruited a staggering 92 volunteers. The event held at the Montage Beverly Hills is sure to meet or exceed the fundraising goal of $150,000 since the organization was already close to meeting its’ goal.

Best Buddies International is a charity organization dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training to people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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