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When the bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon last April, the actions triggered anger for the death, destruction and mayhem it caused to the victims, their families, and the American people. While the attack on one of the most historic events was horrific, it strengthened the running community, which resolved that no cowardly act would dampen the spirits of this tight-knit group of athletes.

By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent - Boston.com

Members of the Dorchester Bears’ volleyball team will now be able to take on rivals at their home gym thanks to a number of improvements made to the facility by the non-profit Dream Big!

2014 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team Running to Provide Girls In Need with the Basic Items and Fees Needed to Participate in Sports & Physical Activities.

27 Dream Big! Marathon Team Members from Australia, Canada, Tennessee, Illinois, Washington, New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Massachusetts run in honor of last year’s marathon victims and to raise over $150,000 to support Dream Big!

Dream Big! provides new soccer cleats, socks and warm-up jackets to the Germaine Lawrence girls soccer team. Photo Below: Germaine Lawrence Coach Nikki Valila shows off one of the new pairs of cleats her team will be sporting this week on the playing field.

Olympic, professional, collegiate and high school athletes, doctors, professors, athletic directors, business executives and non-profit leaders share their own stories with Boston and Lawrence-area middle school and high school students

Athletes Inspiring Athletes: Annual leadership conference presenters showcase the impact
that participating in sports had on their lives, education and careers

 

NEWTON, MA, June 12, 2012 – Working just as hard in the classroom as you do on the field, court, track or in the pool is a recipe for success, according to the all-star roster of speakers at this year’s 2nd Annual Dream Big! Leadership Conference.

Presented last week by Dream Big! and hosted at Conte Forum by Boston College Department of Athletics, more than 135 girls from a dozen schools in Greater Boston and Lawrence joined 20 of their teachers and coaches to hear directly from former Olympic, professional, collegiate and high school female athletes about how sports – and the friends and mentors they met through sports – paved the way for tremendous personal and professional success later in life.

Mike Durkin, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley presents the inaugural Live United Award to Linda Driscoll, Dream Big! Founder & CEO.

More than 1,000 businesswomen packed the Westin Copley Place on October 19th, 2011 for United Way's 16th Annual Women's Leadership Breakfast. United Way’s signature Women’s Leadership Breakfast event brings together female corporate and community leaders to raise funds, learn about community issues, enjoy nationally-recognized keynote speakers and network with friends and colleagues. Considered a “Who’s Who” of the region’s most powerful women executives. The Women's Leadership Event celebrates the idea that together we can accomplish more for Massachusetts children, youth and families than any individual or organization can alone.

Mark Moniz

Mark Moniz, Middle School Athletic Coordinator for America SCORES Boston shows off the car load of equipment and soccer shorts he received from Dream Big! for America SCORES elementary and middle school girls soccer leagues made up of 330 girls. 150 of these girls will be participating in the program for the first time. America Scores athletes show of their skills. Thank you America Scores for all you do to get girls involved in sports.

A very special thank you to uniform sponsor Coaches Across Continents for their wonderful donation of soccer uniforms to Dream Big!.

Save The Date

Event: Dream Big! Sports Gala & Auction
When: Saturday, November 3th, 2012
Where: Fenway Park, State Street Pavilion
Time: 6:00 - 10:00pm
What: Reception, Live & Silent Auction, Raffle, Balloon Pop,Fenway Fare (Hotdogs, sausages, chicken and more...) and lots of great fun at the historic Fenway Park.
Tickets: $75 per person.

Corporate/Reserved Table: $1200 (Includes a reserved table for 10, a program listing and sponsor board mention)

Inaugural event showcases the importance of sports and physical activity in a girl’s life

Olympic, professional and collegiate athletes, doctors, teachers, lawyers, coaches and non-profit leaders among those sharing insights with Boston-area middle school and high school students