Charlotte Independence Creates Memories for Local Kids
We love partnering with local teams to create special sports experiences for deserving kids. This past Saturday our Day Dream program was hosted by the Charlotte Independence soccer team.
The team joined the United Soccer League (USL) in Sep. 2014. These days you can catch a game at their new location, the Sportsplex at Matthews. In fact, the 2017 regular season will continue until mid-October so if you love soccer, grab some tickets soon!
With the support of our sponsor, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., we invited some great kids and their families out to the game for a unique Day Dream Experience. Day Dreams are a condensed version of our individual Dream Experiences and allow us to serve a larger number of people at one time. They are full of fun experiences and surprises right and hosted right in our own backyard!
Day Dream Kids took the field with the Independence players for the singing of the National Anthem and after the game they got a special meet and greet with the team. And it wouldn’t be a Dream On 3 experience if we didn’t suit the kids up with some sweet sports gear! Every Day Dream Kid received a special Dream On 3 jersey and soccer scarf.
As for the game itself, it was quite the nail biter! After an early goal scored in the first half by the Ottawa Fury, it was a battle back and forth to gain an equalizer. The Independence, however, was able to score a last minute goal to end the game in a tie! Our kids and their families were completely entertained by the great athletic ability of all the players!
Win, lose, or tie the Charlotte Independence are winners in our book! We are thrilled to have them in the huddle as our newest Day Dream partner. Most of all, we are grateful for the special experiences they created for our Dream Kids!
Finally, a special thank you to the Charlotte Running Club who coordinated and facilitated a 5K race prior to the soccer game. They’re generously donating a portion of the proceeds from each registration to Dream On 3. We couldn’t make dreams come true without generous community sponsors getting in the huddle with us!