Thousands Expected in Central Park to Support YAI

Fri, May 22, 2015

Thousands of people will gather in Central Park Challenge on Saturday, June 6, 2015, for YAI and Broadview Networks Central Park Challenge to support people with developmental disabilities and their families. Activities take place near the Naumburg Bandshell, 72nd St. transverse.

Schedule of activities:
  • YAI and Broadview Networks Central Park Challenge, 8:30 a.m. – noon)
  •  2nd Annual Thomas A. Dern 5K Run, 9 a.m. start (Named in memory of our C.O.O.), near Tavern on the Green.
  • 3K Fundraising Walk, 9:45 a.m. start
  • Children’s Play Area, open 9 a.m. – noon
  • Junior All-American Races, ages 2-12, 10:45 a.m. lineup, near Bethesda Fountain

Changing the World is a Walk in the Park. YAI and Broadview Networks Central Park Challenge is much more than a fundraiser; it is an opportunity to educate society that no one should be judged or labeled based on their deficits. The individuals who receive support from YAI are no different. Everyone wants the same basic things in life — a nice place to live, friendships and relationships, a good job and the opportunity to learn more skills

For more information about the Central Park Challenge, visit Donations will be accepted through June 30, 2015.

For information about services, visit or call 212.273.6182.

About YAI:
YAI is a network of agencies offering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services across the life span. YAI’s mission is to help others achieve the fullest life possible by creating new opportunities for living, loving, working, and learning.

About Broadview Networks:
Broadview Networks is a network-based business communications provider serving customers nationwide with local and long-distance voice and data communications, premises-based and patented hosted VoIP systems, data services and a full suite of managed services and professional services.