The Dream Ride Experience Breaks Records

| 9/4/2014 10:20:00 AM

Dream Ride Participants 

Farmington, CT The Dream Ride Experience, a multi-day series of events benefiting Special Olympics culminated in Farmington, CT, last weekend, with The Dream Show, an exotic and collector car show as well as the annual Dream Ride, a 40-mile motorcycle cruise through the neighboring Connecticut countryside.

Thousands of motorcycles converged at the Farmington Club for the police escorted ride throughDream Ride Riders neighboring scenic towns. Meanwhile, at the Farmington Club, an impressive collection of over 400 cars assembled for judging by a selected group of auto experts including Wayne Carini, from the TV show, Chasing Classic Cars.

The event included over 30 pet adoption agencies, live music by local bands and by acclaimed country band, Lonestar and other vendors. Over 100 Special Olympic athletes from across the country as well as Canada and Australia were brought together with thousands of motorcyclists and auto enthusiasts. As a grocery store wholesaler, Bozzuto's Inc. and its sponsors of the Dream Ride, IGA retailers and Hometown Foundation presented an impressive array of buffet-style breakfast and lunch meals that fed thousands of guests as well as booths offering food and beverage samples.

The focus of the Dream Ride is Special Olympics athletes who had the opportunity to participate in various unified events such as fishing and miniature golf with their families and Dream Ride participants. They were also treated to The Twilight Dream Cruise on Saturday with classic and hot-rod drivers carrying Special Olympic athletes from Papa's Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep in New Britain to The Farmington Club for a huge dinner and entertainment.

Additionally, the sale of event clothing, raffle tickets, souvenirs and other donations continued the fund Event Facts on a Water Bottleraising throughout the weekend, helping to raise the total. As the event end neared, donor Mike Fux contributed an additional $50,000 to exceed the Dream Ride $1 million goal set by Michael Bozzuto, the event's founder.

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