Motorcycle and Car Enthusiasts from 8 states, 26 start locations, for 1 cause
On Sunday, August 19, 2012, Special Olympics supporters from eight states and 26 satellite start locations will come together at The Farmington Club, Farmington, Connecticut for the 12th Annual Dream Ride, presented by Bozzuto’s Inc. and The Hometown Foundation Inc. Thousands of motorcycle and car enthusiasts from throughout the Northeast are expected to participate to enjoy the ride, celebrate the achievements of Special Olympics and help inspire respect and inclusion for people of all abilities.
In addition to the traditional motorcycle ride, Dream Cruise 2012 will be presented by Papa’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to give car enthusiasts the opportunity to take part in the event. Not only will participants have the chance to exhibit their classy and classic cars and trucks, but they may also have the opportunity to cruise with a Special Olympics athlete to the Dream Ride destination site.
When they reach the Farmington Club, motorcycle riders and passengers, Dream Cruise participants and Special Olympics athletes will be treated to a Black Angus strip steak and boneless chicken breast luncheon courtesy of Bozzuto’s Inc. and The Farmington Club. They’ll meet up with the industry’s leading vendors, listen to live music and much more! Headlining the event is The Flame Band, featuring musicians who aim to change the way people with disabilities are viewed through song. The On Call Band is also scheduled to perform.
Last year, participants from New England, New York and Pennsylvania helped to raise more than $220,000 for Special Olympics. Over the past ten years, the event has raised over $1,385,000.
To register and find out more about Dream Ride/Dream Cruise 2012, visit www.dreamride.org or call 203.250.5660. The first 1,000 people to register receive an official Dream Ride T-shirt & Pin. In addition, every online registrant will have the opportunity to win a $200.00 major credit card gift card. The required minimum donation is $30 per driver, $20 per passenger and $20 per spectator. Additional fundraising to support Special Olympics is encouraged.
About Bozzuto's, Inc.
Bozzuto's, Inc., is a family-owned, full service, wholesale food distribution company headquartered in Cheshire, Connecticut, that serves over 700 supermarket retailers from Maine to Maryland and Ohio to Long Island. Bozzuto's is a proud supporter of IGA and is a five-time winner of IGA’s highest honor, The President’s Cup.
About The Hometown Foundation
The Hometown Foundation is a non-profit, charitable foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and their families in hometowns and surrounding communities where we operate. The Hometown Foundation honors and assists five key areas of interest: Children, Cancer, Diabetes, Military, and Emergency Response Personnel.
About Special Olympics Connecticut
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and Unified Partners (their teammates without disabilities). Through a myriad of initiatives throughout the state and the world, Special Olympics is a movement that’s changing attitudes and changing lives by inspiring inclusion, understanding and respect for people of all abilities, in all aspects of life. (www.soct.org)
Partner Sponsors: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, Connecticut Light & Power/Yankee Gas/ Western Massachusetts Electric (Northeast Utilities Companies), Law Enforcement Torch Run, NBC Connecticut, TD Bank, and United Technologies.
Year-Round Sponsors: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New England, Crystal Rock Water and Coffee Company, Graebel Van Lines, Guida’s Milk and Ice Cream, Marcus Communications, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Community Service and Worx Branding & Advertising.