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2019 Gala Auction Items

SUPER SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

1 — Two Tickets to Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy + $50 Jack Stack Gift Card

The Broadway hit Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy is the original groundbreaking musical and acrobatic adventure inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations. See it live at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City on Friday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are in Plaza 5. Before the show, enjoy dinner at Jack Stack Barbecue with a $50 gift card.

Donated By: The Boschert Family

2 — Branson Vacation

Enjoy a 3-night stay at the Wilderness Club at Big Cedar located near Branson, MO. Valid dates are November 29 – December 2, 2019. This 2-bedroom lodge can easily sleep 6 guests (2 king beds and 2 sofa beds) and comes with a full kitchen, fireplace and jetted tub. While you’re there, enjoy 4 complimentary tickets to see The Duttons (finalists from America’s Got Talent), 4 tickets for a sightseeing cruise on the Main Street Marina, and 2 passes to the World’s Largest Toy Museum, courtesy of the Branson Tourism Center.

Donated By: Kaye Huch and Branson Tourism Center

3 — Four Box Tickets to Cardinals vs Rockies and Field Visit

Enjoy four box-level seats to see the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, August 24 at 6:15 p.m. And best of all, this package includes a priceless pregame experience with a field visit before the game, hosted by a Cardinals representative in which you will have the opportunity to have your photo taken on the field by the Cardinals photographer. Package also includes 4 passes to the Cardinals Hall of Fame Club.

Donated By: Andrew Dean and St. Louis Cardinals

4 — Two Weekend Passes to Roots N Blues N Music Festival

Don’t miss out on Columbia’ premiere annual music festival, the Roots N’ Blues N BBQ Festival, held September 27-29, 2019 at Stephens Lake Park. The lineup this year includes Maren Morris, Jason Isbell, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, John Prine, The Mavericks and many more!

Donated By: Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

5 — Family Mini Portrait Session

Sit down for a 30-minute family portrait session with Catherine Rhodes Photography, one of the top-ranked photography studios in the area. Catherine is a local photographer who generously donated her time and talent to take professional images of Day Dreams kids. Package includes 10 digital images.

Donated By: Catherine Rhodes Photography

6 — 3-month Membership to Columbia Country Club

Get ready for the best three months of golf of the year! This full golf membership gives you unlimited access to one of the best courses in the area, as well as the pool, dining room, and member-only events. Certificate expires December 31, 2019. Package also includes a CCC hat and Driver headcover.

Donated By: Columbia Country Club

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

The silent auction will close at 7:10 p.m.

7 — Two 1-day passes to Six Flags St. Louis

There’s no better way to close out the summer than with a trip to a theme park. You and a friend will enjoy some of the fastest, tallest, wildest, gut-wrenchingest rides in the country – including a few record-breakers! Expires Sept. 22, 2019

Donated By: Six Flags St. Louis

8 — Two Couch Club Memberships at Ragtag and Tote Bag

Each membership to the Couch Club includes one free regular film screening of your choice each month (you pick the film, time, and date) plus a voucher from Uprise Bakery good for one free small popcorn and a discount on one fountain soda, draft beer, or a glass of wine. Family members 18 and under get the $5.50 member ticket price when attending with you. Also included is a Ragtag tote bag.

Donated By: Ragtag Cinema

9 — Ice Cream Date Nights for a Year!

24 Andy’s Frozen Custard Coupons (11 for “any treat, 6 regular one topping sundaes, 2 small one topping concretes, 5 small cones. Also comes with supplies to have your own ice cream party!

Donated By: Andy’s Frozen Custard and Jenny and Andy Bradley

10 — Pizza and Pints

Nothing goes better with pizza than a refreshing pint (or liter) of beer. Dive into some pizza from Shakespeare’s ($25) or Pizza Tree ($25), and pair it with a beer from Gunter Hans ($20).

Donated By: Pizza Tree, Shakespeare’s Pizza, Gunter Hans

11 — 1-night hotel stay at Isle of Carpi and 2 buffet vouchers

Try your luck and hit the jackpot at the Isle of Capri Casino in Boonville! This package includes a 1-night stay at the Isle of Capri Hotel, as well as two buffet vouchers for Farmer’s Pick Buffet located on the property. Hotel stay good for Sunday-Thursday nights. Both certificates expire Nov. 28, 2019.

Donated By: Isle of Capri Boonville

12 — Four Passes to Missouri Botanical Gardens

Discover the wonder of the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis including Shaw Nature Reserve and the Butterfly House.

Donated By: Kaye Huch

13 — Six Tickets to the Throwback Throwdown

Get your boots ready to attend the Throwback Throwdown featuring Clay Walker, Lonestar, Mark Wills, and Kerosine 6 at Providence Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kansas on Friday, September 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Donated By: The Boschert Family

14 — Two Columbia Culinary Tour Tickets

Spend an evening out on the town enjoying food and drink samples from some of the downtown District’s established restaurants as well as some newer locations. This 2.5 hour walking tour is full of food, fun, and a little bit of Columbia’s rich history. This tour is geared towards guests 21 and over.

Donated By: Columbia Culinary Tours

15 — Are We There Yet?

Take this basket along on your next road trip. Basket includes snacks, crafts, stories and games.

Donated By: Jenny and Andy Bradley

16 — Pete the Cat Basket

Put on your blue shoes and join in the fun with this collection of Pete the Cat children’s books.

Donated By: Kevin and Emily Shull

17 — Summer Fun Basket

Summer is here, which means it’s time to play outside! This basket comes with several fun items that kids will be able to have some fun in the sun with.

Donated By: Kevin and Emily Shull

18 — Toy Basket

Help these brand new toys find a loving home! This large collection of toys if perfect for children between the ages of 2 and 6.

Donated By: Kyle and JoAnn Shull

19 — Four Rounds of Golf at LA Nickell or Lake of the Woods

Play four rounds of golf with a cart at either Lake of the Woods Golf Course or L.A. Nickell Golf Course. Bring a friend, or play four rounds yourself! Certificate is valid anytime Monday-Friday or after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Expires December 31, 2020.

Donated By: City of Columbia Parks and Recreation

20 — Four Tickets to Royals vs. Indians on July 25

Watch the Kansas City Royals take on the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, July 25 at 7:15 p.m. Also includes a parking pass.

Donated By: Midwest Computech

21 — Two weeks of unlimited classes at Pure Barre and Sticky Socks

Get in shape this summer with two weeks of unlimited low-intensity, high-results workout classes at Pure Barre. This certificate is valid for new customers only. Also included are a pair of sticky socks.

Donated By: Pure Barre

22 — Comfort Club Membership

Live the life of comfort with a one-year membership to Chapman’s Comfort Club from Chapman Heating and Air Conditioning! This membership includes two prepaid maintenance visits (one cooling, one heating), 24-hour priority service, no emergency charges, discounts on repairs, and more!

Donated By: Chapman Heating and Air Conditioning

23 — Firepit with S’mores Supplies

Enjoy a night around the campfire with this new firepit with all the supplies you need for s’mores.

Donated By: The Lang Family

24 — I Must Have Flowers Print

Take home this beautiful artwork by Kelsey Louder, a former Day Dreams board member.

Donated By: Letter Louder

25 — One loaf of bread for a year

Enjoy one freshly-baked loaf of bread from Panera every month for a year! Certificate expires Dec. 2020.

Donated By: Panera Bread

26 — Bucket O’ Beer

A variety of craft beers, beer mugs and munchies to enjoy for a relaxing night at home.

Donated By: Jenny and Andy Bradley

27 — Autographed Copy of Born Just Right by Jordan Reeves

Take home this autographed copy of Born Just Right by Jordan Reeves, a 13-year-old Columbia native that was featured on The Today Show with her prosthetic arm that shoots glitter! Also included is the Mattel barbie with prosthetic leg that Jordan collaborated with the company on.

Donated By: Jordan and Jen Lee Reeves

28 — Grilling Set

Summer-time means grilling season! Get ready for your next BBQ with this grilling set. Make sure your meats are at the perfect temperature with the included digital grilling thermometer.

Donated By: John and Angie Claas

29 — Garbo’s Beauty Products

Six hair products from Garbo’s Salon in Omaha, NE.

Donated By: Linda Mead

30 — Day Dreamer Basket

I’m dreaming of a quiet night at home. Bath and Body works products and a bottle of wine.

Donated By: Andy and Jenny Bradley and Les Bourgeois

31 — 3-piece Blue Jean Chef Party Set, Plus Pier 1 Beverage Cooler

With this package, you will be ready to host the backyard bash of the summer. Also included is a set of Cardinals magnets to decorate the Cardinal-red set.

Donated By: The Lang Family

A Night Under the Stars Auction Preview

There will be a few more items added before our event on June 4! Remember to purchase your tickets by Tuesday, May 31 HERE.

Golf for Four at Country Club of Missouri

Enjoy a round of golf for four people with carts at the beautiful Country Club of Missouri! Tee times are subject to availability and will not be available on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturday mornings or Sunday mornings. Certificate expires May 31, 2017.

Donated by Country Club of Missouri

Kansas City Chiefs Package

The ultimate package for the Chiefs fan in your life! The jersey is autographed by current Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Alex Smith, who has led the Chiefs to a winning record in each of his first three years, including two playoff appearances. Package also includes a limited edition photo of Chiefs Hall of Famer, Will Shields, an item that can only be obtained from the Chiefs. Finally, you will also receive 2 tickets to see the Chiefs play a home game in 2016.

Donated by Alex and Elizabeth Smith, Katie Bradley and the Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Royals Tickets and Championship DVD

Watch the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals live in action at Kauffman stadium this year, and then watch KC win the 2015 World Series all over again! This official film narrated by Paul Rudd contains highlights, exclusive access and interviews, and breathtaking footage of the World Series 2015. Also regular season highlights and a view of the World Series parade. Ticket vouchers are for Hy-Vee View seats and are only valid for a Monday-Thursday 2016 regular season home game. Excludes June 27-28 games and August 29-31 games.

Donated by the Kansas City Royals and Andy and Jenny Bradley

Kansas City Royals vs. Texas Rangers — Saturday, July 23

Enjoy a night out at the ball game to see two 2015 playoff teams compete on Saturday, July 23. Game is currently scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Includes two club level seats in section 311, row H.

Donated by Julie Shull

Pedro Strop Autographed Photo

Take home this Chicago Cubs keepsake for that crazy Cubs fan you know. Photo is autographed by Cubs relief pitcher, Pedro Strop, a key contributor to the Cubs 2015 playoff team and current member of the 1st National League Central place team.

Donated by the Chicago Cubs

Cardinals vs. Cubs Getaway Weekend

The perfect weekend for any Cardinals OR Cubs fan! See the Cardinals play the Cubs on Saturday, September 24 at Wrigley Field in Chicago with two tickets in section 502, row 2. Game is scheduled for 1:20 p.m. and is one of the last series of the regular season, so playoff spots will be on the line! This package also includes a $50 gift card to Casey’s General Store for gas, and a two-night stay at The Hotel Blake, a beautiful 4-star hotel right in downtown Chicago! Hotel stay is for Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24.

Donated by Kaye Huch and Casey’s General Store

St. Louis Cardinals Fan Package

Watch the Cardinals in action at Busch Stadium with two ticket vouchers, good for a Monday-Thursday 2016 home game. Package also includes a Cardinals throw blanket, bobblehead, program and a limited edition Yadier Molina print by artist Matthew Kammerer.

Donated by Andrew Dean, the St. Louis Cardinals and Matthew Kammerer

City of Columbia Golf Package

Enjoy four rounds of golf with a cart at either Lake of the Woods Golf Course or L.A. Nickell Golf Course. Bring three friends, or play four rounds yourself! Certificate is valid anytime Monday-Friday or after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Donated by City of Columbia Parks and Recreation

Mizzou Football vs. Delaware State

Watch the Tigers and new Coach Barry Odom take on the Hornets of Delaware State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 24. The two tickets are in the lower bowl in section RR on the west side of the stadium.

Donated by Joe Bradley and Ellen Huch

My First Bucket of Sports Stuff

This bucket contains a soccer ball, a football, a basketball, a Frisbee, a baseball bat and ball, tennis balls, a Minion’s kite, sunflower seeds and Gatorade.

Donated by Andy and Jenny Bradley

Les Bourgeois Vineyards

Experience the breathtaking, panoramic view from the deck at Les Bourgeois Vineyards that will create the perfect backdrop for your next special occasion. The Blufftop Bistro offers a full, seasonal menu during lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Package includes reserved space on the deck for your group as well as a certificate for food or wine.

Donated by Tia Wood and Les Bourgeois Vineyards

Father’s Day Reading Material Basket

This basket contains one Large Awesome Dad t-shirt and four great Children’s books about dads. Included are these titles: Dad’s First Day, Because I’m Your Dad, Tad and Dad, and Froggy’s Day with Dad.

Donated by Andy and Jenny Bradley

Pete the Cat Basket

This basket contains a stuffed Pete the cat, a Pete puppet pen, and three of Pete’s most famous books and a bubble wand.

Donated by Andy and Jenny Bradley

Raising Cane Cooler Basket

This cooler contains a keychain, a stuffed bear, chapstick, a koozie and (2) vox combo coupons. Each box combo has four chicken fingers, Texas toast, fries, coleslaw and a regular drink. Locations in St. Louis and coming soon to Kansas City.

Donated by Andy and Jenny Bradley

Dinner for Four at Country Club of Missouri

Dine in elegance at the recently renovated Country Club of Missouri clubhouse with three other friends. Certificate expires on May 31, 2017 and excludes alcohol.

Donated by the Country Club of Missouri

St. Louis Adventures Getaway

Spend a day in St. Louis and take it some awesome tourist attractions! This package includes four passes for tram tours to the top of Gateway Arch, as well as four passes to one of the family attractions at Missouri Botanical Gardens, the Butterfly House, or Shaw Nature Reserve.

Donated by Ellen Huch

Panera Bread for a Year

Enjoy one freshly-baked loaf of bread from Panera every month for a year! Certificate expires December 2017.

Donated by Panera Bread

Buchroeder’s Jewelers Gift Certificate

Use this $250 gift certificate to purchase a beautiful set of jewelry for your loved one at Columbia’s Buchroeder’s Jewelers or apply it to a larger purchase (like an engagement ring!)

Donated by Buchroeder’s Jewelers

Tour of ABC17 Studio

Go behind the scenes of the ABC17 TV studio with a few of your friends or family members! Your tour will be led by your choice of Sports Director Austin Kim, or reporter Sara Maslar-Donar.

Donated by ABC17

Wine Carafe Set with Four Tumblers

Serve your wine in style with this beautiful set from Louisville Stoneware.

Donated by Nancy Mertzlufft

Vintage Cookie Jar

It will be even harder to keep your hands out of the cookie jar when it looks this cool! This pineapple shaped vintage cookie jar will look great on any counter.

Donated by Nancy Mertzlufft

Vintage Water Pitcher

This beautifully crafted pitcher can be used to serve any number of your favorite beverages. 

Donated by Nancy Mertzlufft

Glass Wine Carafe

Serve wine at your dinner parties in this beautiful glass carafe!

Donated by Nancy Mertzlufft

Art Quilt

Take home this beautiful piece created by local fiber artist, Rebecca Douglass. Working with cloth she has painted, stamped and stenciled, a well as commercial cloth, Rebecca creates landscapes with the look of an oil painting, but rooted in the tradition of quilting. You can find her work for sale at Bluestem Missouri Craft Studio in Columbia.

Donated by Rebecca Douglass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets available for A Night Under the Stars Gala

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Please join us for A Night Under the Stars Gala, benefitting the Day Dreams Foundation at the brand new Champagne Ballroom. The evening will include dinner, award presentations, guest speakers and live and silent auction items. A cash bar will be available. Doors and the silent auction will start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. Please purchase your tickets for $65 each in advance by May 31. A reserved table of 8 can be purchased for $500. Proceeds will go toward our scholarship programs, including our extracurricular scholarships and our new Jenny Bradley College Scholarship.

We are still in need of sponsorships and auction items! Please contact joe@daydreamsfoundation.org. For more information, please see our Sponsorship Form.

To purchase tickets online, please CLICK HERE!

#Donate4Dreams on #GivingTuesday

All day long, our board members will be sharing stories about why they chose to give of their time to the Day Dreams Foundation. We’ll update this post throughout the day with more stories! Please consider donating to the Day Dreams Foundation today. Click HERE to make a one-time, weekly or monthly contribution.

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 1.48.51 PMMegan Peres, Board Member

After returning from my internship at Walt Disney World, I was going through a lot of withdrawals. The biggest one being I missed making kids dreams come true. I missed seeing those bright smiles when I got to give a child a little extra pixie dust. I missed being a fairygod mother to a sweet little prince or princess. That’s when the Day Dreams Foundation came along.

The first time I handed out a scholarship to a child, I knew the Day Dreams Foundation gave me the chance to spread magic again. Amahdjhe was so excited when I told him he was going to play for Columbia Orange Basketball. His mother explained to me that she heard about the Day Dreams Foundation from some of Amahdjhe’s teammates and thought it was too good to be true but applied for the scholarship anyways. She also told me how Amahdjhe and his friends always talk about how they are going to go pro one day. This short conversation is what made me realize that Columbia, MO can also be the place where dreams come true.

This Giving Tuesday I encourage you all to donate to the Day Dreams Foundation because you would not just be donating your money but giving an opportunity to make a child’s dreams come true! ‪#‎donate4dreams‬

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 1.49.30 PMKatelyn Sanders, Board Member

While the story of how I came to be involved with the Day Dreams Foundation might be anti-climatic, I think it’s one that paints a very accurate picture of the organization and what it’s about. I moved to Columbia in February. Not long after the move I met several of the current Day Dreams board members, and was eventually asked to join. I can’t say enough about the board members. These individuals lead by example in the way their lives reflect their passion: helping others in the most humble and selfless of ways. So if for no other reason, I knew that an opportunity to be part of an organization run by people like this was one I would be silly to pass up. Of course Day Dream’s mission of making it possible for all children to participate in extra-curricular activities is one I can easily stand behind. A person doesn’t have to look far to see the benefits children reap when acting in a play, kicking a ball, displaying their artwork, learning how to be part of a team…donating to the Day Dreams Foundation helps ensure children can pursue these passions. Help us help these kids and‪#‎donate4dreams‬!

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 1.49.38 PMJoe Bradley, President

I started playing golf when I was 8 years old. No one in my family played, but I watched Tiger Woods win the 1997 Masters and was hooked. I convinced my mom to sign me up for junior lessons through a local community college. I remember the night before my first lesson we went to buy my first set of clubs — there was only one junior set available at the store back then. I took the clubs out of the box and slept with them in my bed that night. I still have the clubs in my garage — my Little Brother Ja’shaun plays with them now.

My parents were nothing but supportive of my dream to become a pro golfer. Junior golf is definitely not one of the cheaper endeavors I could have pursued. There were clubs, shoes, golf balls, lessons, junior leagues, out of town tournaments, driving range passes, greens fees, and much more. I started Day Dreams because I wanted to give every kid that chance. The chance to pursue a dream. Money should never stand in the way of a child and his or her dream. Obviously, I didn’t become a pro golfer. However, I’m confident that the people I met chasing that little white ball around a golf course and the life lessons I learned around the along the way were pivotal to me becoming the man I am today. Thank you to my mom and dad for giving me the chance to dream — a dream that has manifest itself into the Day Dreams Foundation. I hope I never wake up.”

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 7.18.50 PMKelsey Louder, Board Member

I first found out about Day Dreams Foundation after Ellen asked me if I could include scholarship applications in the resources I give to families at work. After hearing about this wonderful organization I was thrilled when Ellen asked if I was interested in joining the board. Upon leaving my first board meeting I was nothing short of inspired. Inspired by the other people on the board. Inspired by the Day Dreams Foundation’s mission. Most of all, inspired by the stories I heard about the kids and families. During my first meeting to hand out a scholarship I met an amazing family. This little girl and her mother were fun, enthusiastic and motivated. It was impossible not to leave with that same attitude. She told me that acting classes would not only help her do well in the upcoming play, but also help her to make friends and be more social. I give my time to being a board member because in the short time I have been involved I have seen the impact these scholarships have on kids and their families.

Donating money to Day Dreams Foundation doesn’t just help children participate in an extracurricular activities, it gives them the opportunity to learn about themselves, accomplish goals, and work towards their dreams! ‪#‎donate4dreams‬

Drevon and DeteriesMarcus Williams, Vice President

My involvement in the Day Dreams Foundation comes from simple reasons. I like giving back, so that of course made it an easy choice. But on a more personal level, it presented me an opportunity to be apart of something that I would have needed as a young man. There were many times growing up where my mother, mostly raising two boys on her own,couldn’t afford to pay for us to do the things we wanted, both in and out of school. When a scholarship application is read during our board meetings, I feel a subdued-but-sharp twinge of familiarity as we hear about the desperate circumstances that lead families to reach out to us. I know those situations all too well. But that’s why I know it’s imperative that I do what I can to help now that I’m blessed to have the chance to help. I couldn’t accept Joe’s invitation to join the foundation fast enough.

On this Giving Tuesday, I implore those of you with the means to do so to make a charitable donation because extracurriculars are things that many of us take for granted every day, but for hundreds of kids in just Columbia, it’s not as easily accessible. Think back to what you wanted to do after school in your formative years; now think about those options, for reasons outside of your own control, suddenly not being on the table. That’s the harsh reality facing so many children in Columbia today. But if you give, that could very well mean one less family in that position. When put that way to me, the choice to serve was unquestionably easy.

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.52.48 PMEllen Huch — Secretary

I started taking piano lesson’s in 3rd grade. I wasn’t so sure about the idea, but my dad had taken them as a kid and insisted I at least give it a shot. My teacher was a recommendation from a neighbor who my parents had never met before signing me up for lessons. From my first lesson I knew I would like her. She has a way about her that makes you feel important. When she listens to you, it’s easy to tell that she truly cares what you have to say. She lights up the room with her smile and infectious laugh and is easily on of the most vivacious people I have ever met. I took piano lessons from that first lesson in 3rd grade, all the way until I graduated high school. Over the years, she became so much more than a piano teacher to my family and I.

Beverly makes all of her students feel like part of the family. She hosts annual Halloween and Christmas parties, filled with piano performances, but also filled with laughter and a sense of belonging. She encourages her students to get to know one another by having us participate in duets, and even quartets. Every year, all the high-schoolers are invited to “piano camp” at her lake house with a little bit of piano, and a lot of tubing, swimming, and fun.

Beverly is an expert at helping her students reach their full potential. She chooses pieces for them that are within their skill level, but always just a little harder than the last piece. More than that, she truly believes you can do it. She knows just how to console you after you blew a performance or competition, and no one is prouder when you go home with a trophy or a blue ribbon.

I looked forward to my lesson with Beverly every week, and it had nothing to do with playing piano. Beverly was someone to talk to, someone who I knew would listen to me without judgment, and offer truly heartfelt advice and love. When my father passed away suddenly, it was speaking with Beverly every week that I remember as being one of the most helpful ways of dealing with my grief.

Beverly taught me how to play piano, but she also taught me how to embrace what life throws at you and make the best of it. She taught me how to read music, but she also taught me that your relationships with others are what are truly important. She taught me that practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect. She taught me to use the acronym, “Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge” to remember the lines on a treble clef, but she also taught me to work hard and not to use shortcuts. She taught me to make a plan and set goals, but also to go with the flow when your plans fell through. She taught me that my best is good enough.

I am a better person today because of Beverly. I can only hope that all children have the opportunity to have a mentor like her, whether it’s through piano lessons, a sport, or another extracurricular activity. The Day Dream Foundation works to ensure that all children have that chance, and that’s why I am honored to serve on it’s board of directors. Please consider making a donation today in honor of an important mentor in your life!

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 1.49.47 PMEugenia Nathan, Board Member

I absolutely love being involved with Day Dreams because it means another child gets to smile. I get to work with a lot of students in an academic setting, but seeing the positive impacts of participation in an extra-curricular have shown me what a stepping stone of opportunity a scholarship can be. I have had the blessing of meeting with a Day Dreams scholarship recipient and seeing how she is growing as a leader and a talented artist. This is just one part of Day Dreams that makes my heart happy.

Another part is you! The community involvement and support to make more and more dreams possible always blows me away. When so many people rally around something that builds so much good it reminds me what a wonderful world we live in.

 

 

 

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Shakespeare’s Pizza Fundraiser

Support Day Dreams Foundation by dining out at Shakespeare’s Pizza on Thursday, March 19 at any of the three locations. Simply print off the flyer, present it when you order and Day Dreams will receive 15% of the sales! Everything on the menu is eligible: pizza, salad, drinks, frozen pizzas, etc. Even gift cards count! You can also use the flyer for dine-in, to-go orders or delivery. Be sure to mention the flyer on the phone if you order delivery and then present the flyer to your driver. So please print off the flyer (or a few of them to give to friends) and eat at Shakespeare’s Pizza on March 19, which is the first (real) day of the NCAA basketball tournament. Pizza and March Madness… a perfect combo.

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has supported the Day Dreams Foundation this year. We surpassed our $1,000 goal to print marketing materials and applications. In December alone, we have already raised $800 online! For a brand new non-profit, that’s unbelievable. The most encouraging thing has been when I receive email notifications about new donations and I don’t recognize the name of the donor. It’s one thing for your friends and family to support your cause, but it’s another thing entirely when the general public starts to back the organization. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Here’s what donor Barbara Peterson had to say when she made her donation:

I was so excited to learn about your new Day Dreams Foundation. When I was 10 years old, one of my friends played Khoury League softball and wanted me to join her team. Her dad was actually the coach. My mother, who was raising five kids by herself, couldn’t afford the registration fee. Her father paid my entry fee. That small gesture changed the arc of my life in so many positive ways. I have never forgotten his kindness.

DayDreamsPromosThere are so many kids in our Columbia community who are in need of a similar opportunity. We strongly believe that participating in an extracurricular activity can have a tremendous impact on a child’s development.

Applications for our scholarships will launch on January 1, 2015. Please help us hit the ground running and award as many scholarships as possible in the New Year. We’ve launched a bold new fundraising campaign for the last six days of 2014. We’re hoping to raise $2,014 before 2015 starts! If you hadn’t heard, our IRS tax exempt status was approved, so all donations are tax deductible! Please consider making a donation today!

– Joe Bradley, Day Dreams Foundation President

 

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Trivia Night Prizes and Silent Auction

If you’re coming to our Trivia Night on Thursday, check out the following items that will be awarded to winners or available to bid on in a silent auction.

Trivia Prizes

  • Shakespearience for 8 at Shakespeare’s Pizza — $209 value
  • VIP Winery Tour and Tasting for 10 and 8 bottles of wine from Les Bourgeois — $196 value

Silent Auction Items

  • 4 tickets to the Missouri Bacon and Bourbon Festival on Jan. 24 — $100 value
  • 2 $10 off coupons, 2 drink tokens, a stock painting and a $20 gift card at Canvas on Broadway — $75 value
  • 4 tickets to the Missouri River Wine Trail — $80 value
  • 2 $50 gift certificates for Socket — $100 value
  • 2 certificates for Mo X shuttle rides
  • 4 rounds of golf at Columbia Country Club with Cart — $300 value
  • Girls’ Morning Out at Plume — Pastries and coffee for 8 plus a $20 gift card
  • 2 50-yard-line tickets to a 2015 Mizzou football game
  • Mizzou-themed basket
  • Lottery ticket-themed basket
  • $25 gift certificate to Günter Hans

Heads/Tails Game

  • $50 gift certificate to Shakespeare’s

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