Coming up this Sunday, August 19, 2012, Special Olympics supporters from eight states, as well as Montreal, Canada, will come together at The Farmington Club, Farmington, Connecticut for the 12th Annual Dream Ride, a charity motorcycle ride and car cruise presented by Bozzuto’s Inc. and The Hometown Foundation Inc. To register and find out more about Dream Ride 2012, visit www.dreamride.org or call 203.250.5660. The Farmington Club is located at 162 Town Farm Road, Farmington. The cost is $30 for drivers and $20 for passengers and spectators. This year, Dream Ride will not only go international, but will also feature the exclusive North America viewing of the Ferrari 599xx Evolution Supercar – which can reach speeds of over 196 mph and is valued at over $2 million - and a guest appearance by the New England Patriots Cheerleaders, who are scheduled to appear at The Farmington Club from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Patriots Cheerleaders will be signing autographs, taking photos, and participating in Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Since Dream Ride was cancelled last year due to the fierce hurricanes that hit the state, everyone involved with Dream Ride is anticipating this year’s event with even greater excitement. Thousands of motorcycle and car enthusiasts are expected to participate to enjoy the ride, celebrate the achievements of Special Olympics athletes and help inspire respect and inclusion for people of all abilities. In addition to The Farmington Club, the ride will begin from satellite start locations in Branford (Brothers Harley-Davidson), Bristol (Yankee Harley-Davidson), Danbury (Danbury Harley-Davidson), East Hartford (Gengras Motorcycles), Ellington (TSI Harley-Davidson), Groton (Mike’s Famous Harley-Davidson), Guilford (Guilford Police Department), and New Britain (Papa’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram).
Along with the traditional motorcycle ride, Dream Cruise 2012 will be presented by Papa’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to give car enthusiasts the opportunity to take part in the event. Not only will participants have the chance to exhibit their classic cars and trucks, but they may also have the opportunity to cruise with a Special Olympics athlete to the Dream Ride destination site.
When they reach The Farmington Club, motorcycle riders and passengers, Dream Cruise participants and Special Olympics athletes will be treated to a Black Angus strip steak and boneless chicken breast luncheon courtesy of Bozzuto’s Inc. and The Farmington Club. They’ll meet up with the industry’s leading vendors and listen to live music. Most of all, riders/drivers and Special Olympics athletes will come together to reunite and establish new friendships. Headlining the event is The Flame Band, featuring musicians who aim to change the way people with disabilities are viewed through song. The On Call Band is also scheduled to perform.
Presenting Sponsors include Campus Customs Crystal Farms, Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, Monster; Dasani, Trantolo & Trantolo, Aqua Turf, Farmington Club, The Hometown Foundation, and your local IGA Supermarket.
About Bozzuto's, Inc.
Bozzuto's, Inc., is a family-owned, full service, wholesale food distribution company headquartered in Cheshire, Connecticut, that serves over 700 supermarket retailers from Maine to Maryland and Ohio to Long Island. Bozzuto's is a proud supporter of IGA and is a five-time winner of IGA’s highest honor, The President’s Cup.
About The Hometown Foundation
The Hometown Foundation is a non-profit, charitable foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and their families in hometowns and surrounding communities where we operate. The Hometown Foundation honors and assists five key areas of interest: Children, Cancer, Diabetes, Military, and Emergency Response Personnel.
About Special Olympics Connecticut
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and Unified Partners (their teammates without disabilities). Through a myriad of initiatives throughout the state and the world, Special Olympics is a movement that’s changing attitudes and changing lives by inspiring inclusion, understanding and respect for people of all abilities, in all aspects of life. (www.soct.org)