Dream On 3, a Charlotte-based organization that realizes sports-related dreams of children suffering from chronic illnesses, is expanding its network into the Greater Washington, D.C. area as part of its 10-year strategic plan in 10 major cities across America.
The D.C. chapter of Dream On 3 will be the third location of the organization that is working towards granting wishes of children with life-altering medical conditions in five other states.
Dr. Jacqueline Collamore, a Washington native, educator, and a strong advocate of children with special needs will be leading the D.C. chapter of the organization.
“I am thrilled to help provide memorable moments for children and their families who are fighting some of life’s toughest challenges,” Dr. Collamore said in a statement.
Brandon Lindsey, Co-Founder and CEO of Dream On 3, said that the Greater Washington, D.C. community has been known for philanthropy and innovation when it comes to social responsibility.
“This area is home to some of the best pediatric research groups and service providers in the country. Combined with the strong service cultures of the sports community, the business community and education partners, this location is a perfect fit for our strategic growth initiative, and we’re humbled by this opportunity to grant even more dreams,” said Lindsey.
In partnership with local healthcare providers, Dream On 3 is planning to identify children that meet the eligibility criteria for the program and help them realize their sports dreams.
.@Dream_On_3's DC chapter granted its first dream to 2 swimmers today who wanted to meet Olympian @katieledecky. I hope these girls and their families had a wonderful visit to DC! pic.twitter.com/qAwZ5q6qy4
— Blair Latoff Holmes (@BlairLHolmes) December 18, 2018
Two young fans of Katie Ledecky at Georgetown Preparatory School will be granted their first Dream Experience, as they will be spending time with the Olympian and also attending one of her practice sessions.