SKI FREEZE 2022 NEW YEAR'S DAY
Hosted by the Collierville Ski Club
Proceeds To Grant Thomas' Dream!
Thomas L is a 15-year-old from Germantown, TN diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and is G-Tube dependent. His favorite Disney character is Mickey Mouse, and his dream is to travel to Orlando in 2022 to meet Mickey in person.
Here is a heartfelt note from his mom Cindy, so you can get to know him better.
“I adopted him from China when he was 16 months old. His paperwork indicated that he was found on the street wrapped in a blanket weighing a couple of pounds. He weighed 9 pounds when he was placed in my arms and was very sick. I took him to hospitals all over country to figure out why he wouldn’t eat. His cerebral palsy affects his gait a little and swallowing but no one was able to figure out why he wouldn’t eat at all. The Drs called it failure to thrive. At age 2, a G-tube was placed. He has thrived ever since. He likes to “play” basketball with his three older siblings and tries to sing to Les Mis. He is limited verbally but can hum the entirety of some songs!”
When we interviewed Thomas about his dream, it was evident that Walt Disney World was his only DREAM. We hope you’ll join us New Year’s Day to help us make Thomas’ Dream Come True!
SKI FREEZE 2021 RAISES OVER $20,000
The Dream Factory of Memphis would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s event a tremendous success. Despite COVID-19 headwinds, we were able to host the event New Year’s Day. We are excited to report Ski Freeze 2021 raised $20,178, which will grant numerous DREAMS. We originally estimated $12,000 due to the pandemic.
Many thanks to our Event and T-shirt Sponsors for their generosity, allowing us to accomplish this enormous feat. Thanks to our 19 skiers making it the “Ski Freeze”. Finally, thanks the Shelby County Health Department for approving our COVID plan, allowing the Freeze to go on. Notable thanks to:
WMC-TV5, Altsol Group, Parts Plus Motorsports, Crews Realty and The Collierville Ski Club.
The Dream Factory of Memphis is a 100% volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to granting dreams to critically and chronically ill children age 3-18 in the Mid-South.
We look forward to next year’s event and hope we can return to our normal format. Until then, we wish you a safe, healthy and Happy New Year!
SKI FREEZE 2021 SPONSOR LIST
Parts Plus MotorSports
Collierville Ski Club
Alexander, Thompson Arnold PLLC
Automotive Merchandising Corporation
Bruce Coleman Sound
Bumpus Harley Davidson
Memphis Ice Machine Co
Memphis River Parks Partnership
Mid America Parts Distribution Corp
Mid South Instrument Co.
Mike Fay State Farm
Polo Wines & Liquors
Premium Parking Corporation
Reeves Lawn Care
Triangle Acoustical Inc
Dream Factory "Tap into Dreams" Fundraiser
Our thanks to The Casual Pint for hosting our 1st “Tap into Dreams” Fundraiser on Saturday, March 14th.
The event netted $271.87 in donations. Although the Coronavirus dampened our attendance, it didn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended. We look forward to another event with The Casual Pint and to make it much more successful.