At Western Steel Buildings, we’re on cloud nine after sponsoring and participating in the 22nd Dream Ride Experience this past weekend in Farmington, CT. The event is hosted each year by The Hometown Foundation, a non-profit that benefits the Special Olympics, Veterans, pet rescues, and more. To date, The Hometown Foundation has raised over 7.7 million for the Special Olympics!
Dream Riders from around the world were in attendance and participated in various activities throughout the weekend. Perhaps the biggest highlight was the Dream Cruise, when Dream Riders rode in one of the hundreds of exotic vehicles for a 12-mile police-escorted cruise through the Farmington Valley. After, the Dream Riders were dropped off on the red carpet to kick off the weekend party. The weekend also included the Paws for a Cause pet adoption expo, Firefighters Chili-Cook-Off, Police K-9 Challenge and Demonstration, fishing derby, live music, raffles, craft vendors, food trucks, mini-golf, swimming, inflatables, and more family-friendly fun for the whole community.
There was much to celebrate! The Hometown Foundation raised 3.5 million for charity, and a record number of attendees joined with a focus on community involvement and inclusion. We met many amazing people, longtime ambassadors for the event, kind community members, and more. It was an unforgettable weekend for all. A few extra notable highlights, thanks to our WSB sponsorship, attendees from the Utah Special Olympics chapter were able to join for the first time! Another highlight was watching Western Steel Buildings’ CEO Mike Bermes return to his firefighter roots and take dream riders on a 21′ firetruck for an unforgettable Dream Cruise. Learn more at: dreamride.org
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