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Broadview Networks' and YAI Central Park Challenge 2015

Central Park Challenge 2015: Join Us for a Day in Central Park for a Good Cause

Changing the world is a walk in the park.

Team Broadview knows that to be true because every year we bring hundreds of employees and their family and friends to Central Park to support YAI Network.

On the morning of this annual event over 12,000 people will walk, run and play while supporting the great work that is done at the YAI Network, an organization that changes the world for individuals with developmental disabilities by ensuring that they have access to the services necessary to live the fullest life possible and reach their full potential.

With our flagship community and employee event coming up next week, I wanted to take a minute to give you the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of Central Park Challenge.

Who is YAI Network?

YAI is a network of agencies offering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services across the lifespan. Their mission is to help others achieve the fullest life possible by creating new opportunities for living, loving and working. YAI provides information and referral services, early childhood and school age programs, family support services, primary and specialty healthcare, mental health and rehabilitation services, day services, employment training and placement, and residential opportunities.

What is Central Park Challenge?

Central Park Challenge is a day of fun for a good cause. It includes a 5K race, a 3K walk and family fun activities, including Junior All American Races and a Play Area with face painting, sand art, live music and dancing, games and much more!


Broadview Networks CEO Mike Robinson helps congratulate runners as they cross the finish line.

Where: Central Park, New York, NY

  • The Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.
  • 72nd Street.

When: Saturday June 6th, 2015

  • 7:30 Sign-in and registration for the 5K run
  • 8:30 am: Registration and sign-in for the 3K walk
  • 9:00 am: Start of the run
  • 9:45 am: Start of the 3K walk

Why is Broadview Networks the premier sponsor of Central Park Challenge?

We believe in the YAI mission, 'Seeing beyond disability.' Broadview’s partnership with YAI is very important to us. Our warehouse in Farmingdale, N.Y. employs several YAI consumers and workforce program graduates with developmental disabilities who diligently configure, package and ship thousands of Broadview phones each month for the company’s OfficeSuite® service.

All the Broadview employees and their friends and family look forward to the annual event when we all get to go to New York City for the day for a good cause. We have fun contests to see which internal team can raise the most money for YAI. At the request of our Chief Executive Officer, Michael K. Robinson, we design cool tie-dye team shirts every year that always stand out among the thousands of Central Park Challenge participants. The Central Park Challenge continues to be a great way for us to come together as a company to support a great cause.

How do I get involved?

All Broadview customers, vendors, agents, partners and employees are invited to join us in the park and/or support the cause.  It only takes a minute… every little bit helps. While monetary donations to our team goals are always appreciated, we are also hoping that you can join us in the Central Park Challenge as part of Team Broadview.

About Emily Swartz

As the Social Community Manager at Broadview Networks, I enjoy sharing valuable content across all our social platforms. I particularly love writing for our blog because it gives me the opportunity to share tangible advice on how businesses can leverage technology to gain competitive advantages, control costs, provide superior service, and ultimately improve their bottom line. Find me on Google+

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