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Monday, February 6, 2023

Equal Fun for Everyone – In the dream business


Dreams are as unique as thumbprints yet somehow we can all relate to one another’s deepest aspiration or wildest fancy. At Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA), we are in the dream business. And we invite you to join us.

Stephanie Penick, publisher of Positively Naperville and columnist for the Daily Herald, recently wrote about a dream never realized yet still held close to her heart – her childhood dream of owning a pony (see story). And based on her response from readers, it seems everyone may have dreams that are deeply held and not easily let go.

In January, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment launched a public service campaign that highlights the experiences of seven individuals with various disabilities who have excelled – whether in work, sports, or life – due to the support given by others. In a nutshell, the government is encouraging people with disabilities to believe in their dreams and to find others who can support them in reaching their goals.

So here is your opportunity to help (and have some fun!). WDSRA Foundation’s 19th Annual Charity Auction is just around the corner. What’s the theme? You guessed it – “Where Dreams Come True!” The event takes place on Saturday, March 9 at the Abbington in Glen Ellyn. The evening includes open bar, silent and live auctions, dinner, and Hall of Fame award. Tickets are $80/person before February 15th ($90 after), with tables of ten discounted at $70/person until February 15. Call (630) 681-0962 or visit www.wdsra.com.

Terri Gregory
Terri Gregoryhttp://www.wdsra.com
Terri Gregory is Community Relations Supervisor for Western DuPage Special Recreation Association. WDSRA offers recreational opportunities for adults and children with special needs through programs and inclusion services. WDSRA is a cooperative extension of nine park districts. Almost 30 percent of WDSRA’s participants are from Naperville. Contact her at WDSRA via (630) 681-0962 or terrig@wdsra.com.