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Run with Dream Big

Have you set a goal and then realized, “What have I got myself into?” Founder and Executive Director, Nathan Webster, is saying that everyday until October 6. On Oct. 6th, he will be running a marathon for the first time with a team of skilled runners. His “Dream Big” goal to lose 100lbs is in progress.

To learn more, click here.

Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendar

Appreciation Give Back:
Wednesday, July 10 at Camas Meadows.
The breakfast begins at 8:00am.
More info link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=prn6t5cab&oeidk=a07e7h7hdiw56ed0620

Dream Big’s Celebrity Kickball 2013:
Saturday, July 13 at Luke Jensen Sports Complex.
The game starts at 12:30pm.
More info link: http://www.crowdrise.com/DreamBigsCelebrityKickball

Evening of Dreams: “Building the Dream”
Saturday, November 9 at Heathman Lodge.
The event begins at 6:00pm.
More info link: http://www.dreambigcc.org/calendar/eod/

For more information, email us at info@dreambigcc.org.

Global Giving Challenge- We NEED Your Help!

Yes, we’re at again.  Our Global Giving Challenge is back, and we need your help. To continue to use this as our fundraiser platform, we need 50 different donors to contribute $4,000. This is for our Make Every Dream Count campaign, which is to provide middle school and high school students in the Vancouver-Portland Metro area an opportunity to identify, build, and live their dream.

Here are the steps:

  1. Click on the picture.
  2. Select the amount below the big orange “donate” button.
  3. Click the orange “donate” button.
  4. Enter payment options.
  5. Enter billing information.
  6. Checkout

For every donation, 5% of the proceeds will go to Hayes Freedom High School ASB in Camas, WA. This was our very first school that gave us the opportunity to help youth.

Rejection is part of Dreams

To live the “American Dream” is what the United States is known for. As Americans, we all have that opportunity. No matter what age, race, gender, or any other difference- you can live your dream.

However, as a global community we all have big ambitions, goals, and dreams. Everyone should, right?! So why aren’t we all living it, right?

It is because one little word… that word is, rejection. Rejection may be defined as a negative word, but it can also be defined to:

  • Inspire
  • Problem solve
  • Encourage you to get help
  • Try again

It should never ever discourage you to think you’re a failure- or even worse, for you to stop your dream!

As the founder (that’s me to the right), I founded this organization in 2004. Dream Big Community Center was started as a small goal with no identity, nor any money in the bank. We had very little supporters and a lot of naysayers. Matter of fact, the wall behind me is my rejection wall.

My rejection wall has all my official denial letters from grants and donations from reputable organizations. I look at it every day to serve as a reminder of how important our work is to our youth and the community.  The reason why we’re still around is because I didn’t give up. If I would have given up, I would have missed out on all my supporters and smiling young faces.

Do Not Give Up!

Vegas in Vancouver

Join us Valentine’s Weekend for a fun-filled evening filled with free appetizers and beverages. The games available are: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and Texas Hold ‘Em.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013

Time: 6pm to 10pm; the tables open at 6:30pm

Cost: Before or on February 1st- $40 per person/$70 per couple (early bird special) $50 per person after February 2nd, and at the door

Click Here and Register Now!

Making THE Difference

We all want to make a difference in someone’s life or multiple lives. There are so many options from different organizations to causes. One can be inundated with plethora of choices:

  • Leave a legacy
  • Help the homeless
  • Feed the poor
  • Save an “at-risk” youth
  • Repair our eco-system
  • Cure diseases

Well, we have one more to add to the list: Help people live their dreams. Right now, the goal is to help students from 12 to 18 year old. However, our mission is to help all age groups. If you want to help us with our immediate or even our long-term goal, please give us a call or email, info@dreambigcc.org.

Are You Scared to Start Your Dream?

A simple misconception is that we all have dreams. An even more common misconception is that dreams are not attainable. Aren’t dreams multiple goals stringed together that requires dedication, commitment, and hard work? If the answer is yes then we should all be “living the dream”.  If not, why do you not have a dream?

To follow a dream is along the lines as following your heart. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Many people of all ages don’t know what their dream is. Why is this? Without dreams of something better than what you currently possess, attain, or achieve, life is less enjoyable.

Dream Big Community Center was started as a small goal with no identity, nor any money in the bank. We had very little supporters and a lot of naysayers, but it did not matter because our dream was to educate, encourage, and empower all age groups to pursue their dreams. Our heart is to help others live an enjoyable life through accomplishing their dreams.

We only exist because of the dedication and donations of a few volunteers for multiple years. Now, our dream is coming true because we continue to do three simple steps. Those three steps are: 1) write down goals, 2) find supporters, and 3) take steps to make it a reality. Stay steadfast and don’t give up. You can achieve your goals with determination and hard work.

Make Every Dream Count!

Great Community Support

On Saturday, June 16 the great northwest provided a beautiful day to enjoy one another and have fun. Clark County and Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation dedicated  Luke Jensen Sports Park, a $9.1 million multipurpose facility with synthetic and natural grass fields for baseball, soccer and other sports.

The sports park hosted the Salmon Creek Little League Championship game, and a celebrity kickball game featuring teams captained by Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart and Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt. During the kickball game, Portland Trail Blazer Jerom Kersey and Portland Timbers U-23 players came out and showed their support. The event raised $2,800 for Dream Big!

A huge thank you to all the sponsors: Al Angelo Co., Comcast Corp., Erik Runyan Jewelers, Main Event Sports Grill, Northwest Personal Training, Athlete’s Corner, Smokey’s Hot Oven Pizza, Thompson Metal Fab, Treat Vancouver, Vesta Hospitality and Waste Connections. Also a big thanks to the players from the Dream Team and Team Big!

Click here to go to the FaceBook page.

Dream Big with Luke Jensen- Saturday, June 16

Luke Jensen was a young boy who was diagnosed with leukemia in October 2007, a few weeks before his seventh birthday. He underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment, along with two bone marrow transplants, before losing his battle to cancer in May 2010.

Before his illness, Luke attended King’s Way Christian Schools, next door to where Clark County is completing construction on Luke Jensen Sports Park, a $9.1 million multipurpose facility with synthetic and natural grass fields for baseball, soccer and other sports.

On June 16, Clark County and Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation will dedicate the sports park bearing Luke’s name. A bronze plaque will be unveiled offering an inspirational message written by Luke’s family to honor their son, as well as all those who have faced cancer with courage and hope.

After the dedication, the championship game for the Salmon Creek Little League will commence. The day’s final event will be a celebrity kickball game featuring teams captained by Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart and Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt. The game will raise money for Dream Big Community Center.

Click here to go to the FaceBook page.

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