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!!!!!
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!