The Audi Best Buddies Challenge, a series of athletic events to help raise money and attention for people with intellectual and development disabilities, drew 1,500 participants and raised over $2.5 million on Saturday.
Special guests includes Washington Capitals/Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, actor Kevin Spacey, Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving.
The yearly event had to make some changes during the 16-day government shutdown:
The Audi Best Buddies Challenge supports Best Buddies International, a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This year's D.C. event was emceed by News4 anchor Doreen Gentzler.