VERC Enterprises, a convenience store, car wash, and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, will financially sponsor and participate in the September 23 Best Buddies Friendship Walk at DCR Pilgrim Memorial State Park in Plymouth. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.

The walk, one of several throughout the country facilitated by Best Buddies International, raises awareness and funds to support those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The walk plays a key role in funding Best Buddies programs dedicated to one-to-one friendships, leadership development, and integrated job opportunities for individuals with IDD. Registration is free and there is no minimum fundraising amount to participate.

In addition to financial sponsorship of the walk, employees and friends of VERC Enterprises will participate in the fundraising event, and a portion of the proceeds from VERC’s Briteway car wash locations in Marshfield and Norwell on September 16 will be donated to the walk.