Dream Riders was once again invited to help and participate in the 2016 Special Needs Day.
October 21st was the Fall Fun Day for the Special Needs Children of Chickasaw Co. For years now Mrs. Jo Cross has headed this event up to provide a fun atmosphere for those that are limited in what and how they do. It has been an honor to assist in the event, it doesn’t take long for these children to steal your heart. Some remember us from year to year and some are just so excited to be there and play games and win prizes that is all they can think of.
We had numerous bikes show up for the bike show.. Our contestants were excited about the trophies we had to give out..
The highlight of the event was that we had partnered with the local pre-kindergardeners and they colored paper plates that were tied with string, and the children that came to the show got to pick a plate to hang on the mirror of the bike of their choice. The winners were able to carry the plates with them also as a souvenir.
We also had our drawing to give away a YETI cooler. We gave away 2 family passes to the Buffalo Park and Zoo in Tupelo MS. We had a lot of happy people by the end of the show!
What makes our events even more special is, we have children show up that want to help us out, they want to help give away goodies, balloons, and just hang out with us because we never make them feel like they are in the way, we treat them like they are part of us!
It is always an amazing day to be a DREAM RIDER!!!!!
Dream Riders Biking for Children Chapter A, annual Labor Day Boston Butt sale September 2, 2016 if you would like to get one for your Labor Day Weekend, please contact any member of Chapter A or give me a call 662-609-1874. Thanks in advance for helping us help kids.Curtdog
August 13th, it all happened .. we had the best time. It was hot, it was rainy, we were busy, it was hectic, but it was all worth it.
Once we got set up, the Sundancer’s started showing up. They were all extremely knowledgeable about everything that had to do with their solar car. They could tell you how much the car weighed, how far it would travel depending on the speed it was traveling at, and everything in between. Their teacher also came to support them. We found out from the teacher that this is a student driven program, meaning when they go to compete in a competition they can have no contact with their teacher or they get disqualified. Those kids have to know that car inside and out from top to bottom.
The kids were very well mannered,kind and respectful. It was such an honor to be able to do something to help them continue on with their goals for their future and the continual future of the Sundancer Solar Car teams.
It’s always such an honor doing an event in the community. Getting out an talking to people and telling them what we do And being able to show them how much we love what we do is such an awesome feeling. Being blessed with such a very supportive community makes it all the more better.
And at the end of the day it was all worth it, not only did we what we could to help the Sundancer Team , got our Dream Rider bumper sticker on the car with the possibility to travel all over the world!
Houston, Ms is so proud to be home of the Solar Car Team of Houston High School. They have been part of many competitions (Solar Car Challenge) and won many awards all over the world. The longest distance traveled was the Australia.
Dream Riders Chapter H will be hosting a fundraiser for this great group of kids on August 13th, 2016. We will be set up at our local Walmart in Houston, MS 660 E Madison St (Hwy 8 East). Plans are to have the Solar Car there with us along with some of the kids..
We hope everyone can come out and join us for a grilled hamburger,
July 23, 2016, was a WET day! If the rain didn’t get you then someone with a water gun did,lol.
I’m not sure if anyone got an actual head count on the kids, but I would venture to say at least 60 or more. Boys and girls were there from all over the state.
We would like to thank everyone that made this day possible. Family Bounce, Sardis Lake Fire Dept., Hardee’s , Pope Country Cafe, Mississippi Fish and Wild Life, Air Evac, Batesville Police Dept Dare officers, Panola County Sheriff Dept Dare officers, BSA Troop 478, and CMA.
Every Chapter was represented, and pitched in to help provide a hot meal for everyone. Afterwards we enjoyed some watermelon and deserts.
So many individuals pulled together to make this year another success for the record books. So many times we are all pulled in our separate ways, but this one day it is the biggest family reunion imaginable.
July 23rd, Dream Riders will be celebrating another year of fellowship and fun @ Sardis Lake. There will be fire trucks spaying the kids “and adults” with water. Water Guns will be also be available along with watermelon, food and bouncy slides.
Open to friends and family of Dream Riders that we have helped in the past and to those that want to be part of the Dream Rider family.
Enjoy our pics from last year cause we look forward to posting lots of new pics from this year…,