Security Officer Fred here and am I excited to tell you what I have been up to this past month. With the upcoming Gala being a New York City theme, the Deliver the Dream team sent me to get some of the props from the city of lights itself. I went everywhere from Times Square to Chinatown. Of course I had to stop to get a soft pretzel from the street vendors! I don’t want to give too much away but get into a New York State of mind because this Gala will be one that you won’t want to miss!
Join Deliver the Dream on Tuesday, July 29 from 6:30-8pm at Red Pearl Yoga in Ft Lauderdale for some rest and relaxation. The yoga class is offered to all levels of participants but only open to the first 25 to register, so get your spot while they are still available. Proceeds will benefit our family retreat program.
There is a $20 donation for the class. To RSVP please click here: http://www.deliverthedream.org/get-involved/yoga-class
This year’s theme is New York City! We’re so excited to celebrate in the city of lights with you on Saturday, October 25 at the Marriot Harbor Beach. We have created a very special Exclusive Title Sponsorship level!
Have your company name prominently featured on the Broadway Marquee in the front of the ballroom at the Gala as a part of the $20,000 Executive Title Sponsor. This is just one of the many amazing perks with this sponsorship. For this or other sponsorship opportunities for the gala please contact Krista Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org
Superheroes Unite! Bowling Tournament held on June 14, hosted 32 teams and included a bowling competition for “Superhero bowling pin” trophies, comic book trivia, a superhero costume contest, a “Superhero Challenge” and a silent auction. The silent auction included items such as a stay at the Eau Palm Beach, an introductory flight lesson, restaurant gift cards, and suspension yoga classes. The winner of the “Superhero Challenge,” the first person to bowl three strikes in a row, won a cruise for two to the Bahamas provided by Caribbean Cruise Line. Winners of the costume contest included Wonder Woman, Bat Girl, Superman and Quailman.
Thank you so much to our event sponsors: Suncoast Marketing, House Detective, Chick-fil-A of Pompano Beach, Dairy Queen of Pompano Beach, Glazer & Associates, P.A., Gold Coast Magazine, Fanatics, McIntosh, Sawran & Cartaya, P.A., Principal Financial Group, Protiviti, and Jet’s Pizza.
Also thank you to Caribbean Cruise line for being our Superhero Challenge Sponsor and donating an unforgettable 4 night cruise and stay to the Bahamas!
To see more photos from the event, visit our Facebook page: CLICK HERE
The 4th annual Fishing for the Dream Family Fishing tournament went off without a hitch, raising more than $30,000. The teams competed against one another to see who would be top boat – Fishin Magician won the title this year. Guests and their families celebrated after the tournament with a BBQ with plenty of great silent auction items.
(Yasmine-mom, Didi- age 18, Tony-dad, Carmen-grandma)
The Arroyo Villanueva family from Auburndale attended our most recent retreat June 6-8 for families who have a child with cancer. “Thank you to Deliver the Dream and to all the wonderful families. Sharing our life with other families was a breath of fresh air”.
Jimmy Torrisi is a fantastic volunteer and is well deserving of our Volunteer of the Month title. Jimmy found out about Deliver the Dream through his company Aetna (Aetna has generously sponsored 3 Deliver the Dream retreats since 2012). Jimmy attended the very first Aetna retreat in 2012 and has since volunteered on 3 other retreats. Jimmy is a registered nurse, so he even volunteered his time to be our medical support on one of those retreats! Jimmy does such a wonderful job with the children on retreat. You can always find him running around with the little ones having a great time. The parents on retreat always appreciate the time and support Jimmy is able to give to their families. We truly love having Jimmy on retreat!
Families who have a parent or child with epilepsy at River Ranch in Lake Wales, FL
Families who have a medically complex child at FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City, Florida
INTERESTED IN ATTENDING OR REFERRING A FAMILY TO ONE OF OUR 2014 RETREATS?
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? CONTACT ELIZABETH
Smiles and Dreams
Keep Monday November 10 free on your calendars for our celebrity golf tournament that we are putting on with our partner Little Smiles. Also keep your eyes peeled for hints that will be released soon about our mystery celebrity golfers and see if you can figure out who they are.
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Deliver the Dream was recognized by the SunSentinel and received the “Doyle Award for Nonprofit Excellence” for the month of June. Here is a peak at the article if you missed it.
Looking to be stylish in the kitchen AND help out a great cause? Deliver the Dream will receive a $5 donation for every apron purchased through www.Justice4Autism.org (Scroll down the left hand side and click on Aprons 4 Autism).
If you do, you could be helping Deliver the Dream just by shopping!
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Thank you to Little Smiles for continuing to support Deliver the Dream.