Last year an angel fell out of the sky and landed on my shoulder, it was Dream Big!. When Dream Big!'s CEO saw my request on Donor's Choose, about building a volleyball court for our Dorchester team she contacted me and asked what we needed. A week later she came in saw the condition of our court which consisted of roll away cement base polls that did not allow us to host any home games, she said she was going to help. A year later we have a proper Jaypro Net System, a referee stand, a ball cart and even new volleyballs. Last week we hosted our first home, it was amazing. The girls have never had fans before and couldn't believe how many people showed up. It was an amazing sight that only made our school community stronger. Now we have so many students coming out for the team that next year we will have an official JV team. We owe it all to them.
I'm involved in a youth sports foundation that also works with under-served girls. DreamBig! steps in and provides the equipment most young athletes in the suburbs take for granted. DreamBig! is doing much more than leveling the playing field. It builds the playing field.
Witnessing and supporting the development of Dream Big has been a most rewarding experience. Critical to one's commitment to financially contribute to a nonprofit organization is knowing that the dollars are linked directly to its mission. That is absolutely the case with Dream Big! The founder's vision for Dream Big, to provide support for girls to learn and participate in sports in the Greater Boston area, was developed and is being executed with amazing success! In just three short years, Dream Big! has impacted over 3500 girls. I am proud to be among those that has helped advance the mission!
The Women's Sports Foundation's support of Dream Big came as a no-brainer. The leadership of the organization is experienced, passionate, and committed. I am proud to support this organization and they girls that they serve.
Dream Big is puting dollars to work quickly for kids who really need support to get involved in sports, which has such a positive impact on their lives. I've been really proud to be involved with the group and to see how quickly founder Linda Driscoll has been able to deliver on the promise she made in launching Dream Big. There are so many positives to having underpriveleged kids involved with sports and the long-term impact of this involvement is incredible. Linda has made it possible for those who need help to quickly define a need and get it fulfillfed. Donors see very quickly that they are having a very positive influence on kids and the future.
I have been involved with Dream Big! since it was first founded in 2010, and I am amazed at all that CEO and Founder Linda Driscoll has been able to accomplish in such a short period of time. Dream Big! is truly making a difference in the lives of young girls in Greater Boston by providing them with the support they need to participate in physical activities and lead healthy lives! I encourage everyone to visit the organization's website at www.dream-big.org to learn more about the programs Dream Big! is supporting.