Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Minnie 5K 2013

Distance 4 Dreams will have its 6th annual Minnie 5K race on campus on Saturday, September 7th at 10 a.m. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Distance 4 Dreams organization in sending children to Walt Disney World through A Special Wish Foundation.

Participants will get to enjoy the most magical 5K at UD during the 2013-2014 school year. Runners and walkers will be able to participate in the all of the pre and post race events. The participants will also be cheered on by Distance 4 Dreams members and Disney music throughout the course, receive a great t-shirt, have the opportunity to win some awesome prizes, and, most importantly, play an integral part in helping a child's wish come true!

Race Registration (t-shirt included): $15
Race Registration (t-shirt included) + D4D Thermos: $20
Online Registration can be made through Key Sports, follow this link: http://beta.active.com/dayton-oh/running/minnie-5k-distance-4-dreams-2013
Registration in person can be completed at D4D Table Hours (outside of Kennedy Union) starting Tuesday, August 27th - Friday, August 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. AND from Tuesday, September 3rd through Friday, September 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. / We will accept payments in cash, check (made out to Distance4Dreams), Flyer Express (at table hours), or via credit card online. 

Race Info: 
Packet pick-up can be made on Friday, September 6th from 11:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at table hours.
Day of Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. outside the front entrance of the UD RecPlex with the race beginning at 10:00 a.m. Post race activities will occur in Humanities Plaza at the conclusion of the race. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Xavier Car Smash Fundraiser

UD's Red Scare is sponsoring a Car Smash the day of the UD vs. Xavier game on 2/16/13 starting at 9:00am. Cost is $1 per swing and all proceeds benefit Distance 4 Dreams. Thank you Red Scare and Go UD! Even our friends at D4D Xavier can't be too mad about this event. 

Navada's Wish!!!

Our wish child, Navada, and her family completed their magical week at Give Kids the World Village!!! Thank you to all of your support for our organization this year. We were able to make another child's wish come true!!!

Marathon Weekend!!!!

January 10-13 was the most magical weekend of the year for Distance 4 Dreams. 55 Dreamers made their way to Orlando, FL for the Disney World Marathon Weekend to run "4 NAVADA". The weekend kicked off with a day enjoying the Florida weather by the pool or at the parks. Almost 100 members, alumni, and family gathered in Epcot for an outstanding dinner and light show on Friday night. Saturday morning bright and early the half marathon runners concurred the 13.1 mile course running through Magic Kingdom and Epcot. The remainder of the day was filled with a trip to visit Give Kids The World Village and a tasty pasta dinner. Sunday morning the full marathon runners completed their 26.2 mile quest on a record breaking 86 degree day in the Florida sun. All of the runners completed their respective races and 9 goofy members ran both races and earned the coveted Goofy Race and a Half Challenge medal. Congratulations to all of the runners. It was another magical trip to Disney World. 

Volunteering at Give Kids The World

During the Distance 4 Dreams Disney Marathon Weekend 9 D4D members had the opportunity to volunteer at Give Kids The World Village. It was a magical night for the volunteers who helped with the Winter Wonderland event. Some members helped write letters to Santa, others helped decorate ginger bread cookies, and the lucky ones even got to meet Santa themselves. This was a great opportunity and hopefully one that becomes part of the Disney Weekend tradition. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ASW Christmas Party

Distance 4 Dreams volunteers helped out at the annual A Special Wish Christmas Party on November 16th. Volunteers helped out with everything from setting up to painting faces to dancing as chipmunks. ASW did a wonderful job again with their party and D4D is honored to be able to be a part of the children's holiday season. 

Photo Fun Run!!!

On November 3rd D4D members and Alumni participated in the annual photo fun run around campus. Families dressed up and ran around UD searching for clues. Congratulations to the Alumni team Nemo's Neon for winning the event!

Pancake Breakfast Success!!!

On October 21st D4D held its annual Parent's Weekend Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. All of our members showed up and flipped hundreds of pancakes for hungry parents and students. The fundraiser brought in over $2500 for our wish fund!!! Our wish child Navada even showed up! Thank you to all of our donors and volunteers who made this such a huge success!