Why The Dream Bigger Weekend Is Important To Me
Some of my favorite memories of my childhood came from a trip to Walt Disney World with my grandparents (Nana & Reggie). I remember that it was so special that I was "Chosen" to go with them. My brother was too young to go, and I'm pretty sure he's still bitter about that. There's no way that my mom could've afforded to take us. And usually her relationship with my grandma was rocky, so it's basically a miracle that I was even able to go.
I was 8 years old, and I still remember parts of the trip like it was yesterday. My Grandpa, Reggie and I rode Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, and I remember being terrified at Toad's Wild Ride!
I've been fortunate to be able to make even more memories with Doug and Chase. We lived in Orlando for a little while, and I have a ton of adorable pics of Chase, but he doesn't remember being there. We were able to make the trip back this summer, so now he has Disney memories of his own.
Yes, Disney is full of magic, rides, and characters, but it's really about the memories that you get to take with you. That's why it's so important to me to help out with Cops Connecting With Kids. Knowing that 48 kids will get to make their own Disney memories is just so awesome.
So, are you ready to get in on the action and make some dreams come true? We will be at Bennett Motors on the corner of Diamond and Heidelbach on Evansville's north side with both the Evansville Police Department and Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office raising money to help fiance the trip of a lifetime for 40-plus students from Cedar Hall and Glenwood Academy in Evansville this weekend - September 8th through 10th (Friday through Sunday).
The Dream Center will also be on site raising money to help buy food to fill over 2,000 Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes to help help feed families during the holidays!
But wait, there's more!
The Newburgh BBQ Coalition will also be selling BBQ ribs, Pulled pork sandwiches and tenderloins Fri and Saturday to raise money so be sure to show up with an empty belly!
The Dream Car Museum will also be open throughout the weekend, and has recently expanded into the the second building on the Bennett Motors lot. The Museum is free to walk through, however donations to the Dream Bigger Weekend will be gladly accepted during the event.