Day Dreamers meet and bowl with Steve Smith Sr.
The Steve Smith Family Foundation reminds us that “a community is only as strong as its weakest links.” We happen to agree. We also believe that true strength can be found when we come together as a team… One Team of individuals committed to improving the lives of those in need. So when we had the opportunity to huddle up once again with Steve Smith Sr. (Steve Smith & Aubrey at prom), otherwise known as Agent 89, it was an easy YES!
Strike Out Domestic Violence is an annual bowling event put on by the foundation to raise money in support of its mission “to focus on the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of our community, one person at a time.” Because of Smith’s first-hand experience with domestic violence, the foundation’s mission seeks to increase awareness of domestic violence, supporting both its victims and survivors.
At Dream On 3, we look for local opportunities to serve larger groups of children living with special needs by gifting them with a fun day at a sporting event or with one of their favorite athletes. This program is called our Day Dreams Program. This program allows us the opportunity to partner with other non-profit organizations who are also serving kids within this community. For this event, we were honored to be able to partner with the Greater Western Carolinas Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Sickle Cell Partners of the Carolinas. Please take a moment to check out these wonderful organizations and the amazing work that they are doing.
We joined Steve Smith Sr. and his family at 10 Park Lanes to raise money for this worthy cause and to provide a fun day for our Day Dream Kids and their families. The event was a great success and our Day Dream Kids enjoyed hanging out with Steve Smith Sr. They also enjoyed bowling, food, and received cool t-shirts from both organizations.
There is always a moment during these experiences that shines especially bright. For this Day Dream event, it was when we realized that an unexpected commonality existed among the families. All of our Day Dream Kids referred by JDRF had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes within the last month. A complete coincidence, however, a wonderful opportunity for families to form an all-new support system. Rather than having to face a new and scary diagnosis alone, they were able to fellowship with other families going through the same thing and share stories of their journey.
One team…. Dream On 3, the Steve Smith Family Foundation, JDRF, Sickle Cell Partners of the Carolinas and these wonderful families. It’s all about finding teammates that will have your back through anything.
We would like to thank Steve Smith Sr. for being a part of our Dream On 3 family and congrats to the foundation on a successful event!