The Dream Big Foundation has provided a tremendous boost to our young Lawrence nonprofit. Linda and her Foundation have helped us meet our ever growing equipment needs, including cleats, shin pads, soccer balls and socks, that make year round travel soccer a reality for more than 40 low income girls from Lawrence, MA. Our young girls represent the first travel teams from the City. We plan to expand each season and engage more deserving girls. Eight of our travel players also participated in the Dream Big Leadership conference and left feeling inspired that they too can use sports as a vehicle for success in their own lives. Thank you Dream Big for your support. You are really helping make dreams come true!
- Stephanie McArdle, Director, Beyond Soccer
Dream Big has been an easy partner for Beyond Soccer. Not only has Dream Big provided critical equipment support, but has also thrown our girls a lifeline around which to build their lives. The Dream Big Leadership Conference athletes and their stories will continue to be a source of hope and encouragement for our Lawrence girls.
- Ellen McArdle, Volunteer Coach and Travel Director, Beyond Soccer
The term REACH is a phrase that is used at Salem Academy Charter School on a daily basis. It is term designed to encourage all students to REACH for college by being responsible, empathetic, assertive, cooperative, and honest. With support from Dream Big! the school has been able to provide many of our middle school and high school girls to reach for their goals athletically. The support of Dream Big! has made it possible for all of our girls to have gloves, helmets and balls for our softball team. Their equipment donations have allowed over twenty five girls to participate on this year’s team when in past seasons the numbers ranged from seven to fifteen. With Dream Big!’s help and support they have given so many girls the opportunity to participate on athletic teams at our school. Thank you so much to Linda and Dream Big! for all your continued support.
- Drew Betts, Athletic Director/ PE and Health Teacher, Salem Academy Charter School