Patrick cooper davis memorial fund donates $3,000

The Patrick Cooper Davis Memorial Fund was created to honor the memory of Patrick Davis who was born March 27, 1998 and departed his earthly home on September 10, 2020.  Patrick was a wonderful person with a warm heart that brought joy to so very many people.  He touched the lives of all who know him and he is truly, truly missed.  Howevever, even more important than honoring his wonderful memory, the fund was created to glorify Patrick’s Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”

This year the Patrick Cooper Davis Memorial Fund Advisory Board chose the Dream Factory to be the recipient of a $3,000 gift in his memory.  Patrick’s legacy will be used to grant a Dream to one of the special children we serve.

Somerville Moose lodge 2206 raises over $2,000

On April 15, 2023, Somerville Moose Lodge #2206 held the Annual Bull Moose BBQ Contest and Poker Run to benefit the Dream Factory of Memphis.  This is the 2nd year they have chosen the Dream Factory.  The day was perfect for both events.  Teams competed in this Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event from as far away as South Dakota.

On May 4th, the lodge presented a check in the amount of $1,718 from the event, plus another $310 from the Women of the Moose #2090.  This year’s proceeds were used to sponsor Mattie’s Dream Trip to Disney World in Orlando.  Mattie was on hand at the presentation and filled everyone about her exciting trip and how she met all the princesses at Disney.

Pictured in the presentation of the check (left to right) Brian Juengling-Dream Factory volunteer, Mattie J-Dream Recipient, Bruce Masopust-Chairman of the Moose International Board of Directors, James Caraway-Past Lodge President & Dream Factory volunteer and Jim Meade, Lodge President.

BlueScope Foundation Awards $5,000 grant

Sometimes, chance meetings are just meant to be.  At a recent fundraising event, the Dream Factory connected with Mark Harden from Varco Pruden Buildings of Memphis, a division of BlueScope Buildings North America.  BlueScope, headquartered in Kansas City, MO has over 2,000 employees and is a leader in customized steel building solutions.

In their quest to give back, they established the BlueScope Foundation in 1952.  Mark encouraged us to apply for a grant, which we eagerly did.  We are excited to report that the Dream Factory of Memphis is the latest recipient of a $5,000 grant.  Pictured is Mark Harden (right) presenting the check to Brian Juengling of the Dream Factory.

These funds have been earmarked to grant RaeLynn H his Dream Trip to Disney World in July 2023.  RaeLynn, a 10-year-old from Memphis, is excited to head to Orlando to ride rollercoasters and meet Mickey Mouse.

We want to thank the BlueScope Foundation for their grant and allowing us to be stewards of these funds.  Together, we are making Dreams Come True!

meddlesome brewing company's 0.5K Meandering
$3,000 Donation to dream factory of memphis

This year’s Meddlesome Brewing Company’s Annual 0.5K Meandering benefited the Dream Factory of Memphis.  At 5PM, November 5, 2022; over 150 participants meandered the grueling 0.5K course with food provided along the way donated by sponsors El Mero Taco, Soul Fish Café, Howard’s Donuts and Lost Pizza Co.  Many meanderers were dressed in costumes adding to the excitement and merriment.  Each participant contributed $30 to take part in this worthwhile fund raiser.

Upon course completion, everyone was treated to live music donated by sponsor School of Rock.  Other sponsors contributing to its success are Ajax Distributing Co., Smokers Abbey and More Than Closets. 

 A huge shout out to the entire Meddlesome Brewing Team for their many hours of planning and energy to make this such a fun and memorable party…Ben Pugh, Richie Esquivel, Skyler Windsor Cummings, Sydnie Nickelson, and Chris Hamlett.  

Meddlesome Brewing Company is located at 7750B Trinity Road, Cordova, TN 38018.  Stop by and enjoy their vibe.

Bartlett Fire Department's annual pancake breakfast

For over 20 years, the Bartlett Fire Department has partnered with our chapter to grant a dream each year. The funds they raise are from their Annual Pancake Breakfast, which is attended by hundreds of Bartlett, TN residents, as they come to enjoy the best “all you can eat” breakfast around.

This year’s event was held on Saturday, October 15th at the Bartlett Station Municipal Center. Some of this year’s proceeds will be used to help grant Gavin D his dream trip to New Orleans to see the Saints play the Atlanta Falcons on December 18th.  

We want to say thanks to Mayor Keith McDonald , Chief Terry Wiggins and all of his First Responders who always find time to put a smile on a child’s face by making a dream come true!

Protank of Olive Branch Grants Dream for Olivia

Protank located in Olive Branch, MS asked how can they make a child’s Dream Come True.   

Olivia M, a 6 year old from Germantown, TN, diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, had just spent her 6th birthday in Orlando at Disney World as her special dream.  However, her dream was in need of a sponsor.  Without hesitation, Brendon Plumpton, President of Protank, offered to do just that.  On December 23, 2021, some Dream Factory volunteers visited Protank to say thank you and present Brendon and his TEAM with a plaque of gratitude.  

Thank you Protank for your generosity and choosing the Dream Factory to support!

Special Thanks to our Ski Freeze 2022 Sponsors!

Altsol Group
Collierville Ski Club
Hamilton Self Storage
JC Cycles
Parts Plus MotorSports

Alexander, Thompson Arnold PLLC
Associates PD
Automotive Merchandising Corporation
Automotive Parts Associates
Bruce Coleman Sound
Bumpus Harley Davidson
Carey’s Body Shop
Chic Fil A
Creative Planning
Crews Realty
Dixie Swine Smokers
Earl Williams
Germantown Cleaners
Graham Equipment
Graham KTM
Homer Skelton Ford
Jackie Haire
M&W Termite Control Co, Inc.
Memphis Ice Machine Co
Memphis Restaurant Suppply
Memphis River Parks Partnership
Mid America Parts Distribution Corp
Mid South Instrument Co.
Mike Fay State Farm
Nixon Family
One Diversified
Premium Parking Corp
Ryan & Rose
Shelby County Street Rodders
Triangle Acoustical Inc

Collierville Ski Club Makes Ski Freeze 2022 Donation!

On Wednesday, October 20th,  the Collierville Ski Club kicked of SKI FREEZE 2022 donations with a generous $5,000 donation.  We are off to a great start!

Pictured From Left to Right:  John Graham, Mark Nixon, Jerry Moran, Margo and Brian Juengling (Dream Factory), Carmen Hopkins, Earl Williams, Mike Parrish, Bill Mard and Mike Fay.  

Ski Freeze 2020 Raises $25,000+ For Dreams

Thanks to our Title Sponsors (listed above) for their generosity in making Dreams Come True.

The Ski Freeze was a huge success on New Year’s Day. This is a record amount raised with record breaking crowds, more motorcycles attendees than ever and 31 skiers who took the plunge in the Mississippi River all with one goal…help the Dream Factory grant more dreams to critically and chronically ill children in the mid-south.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated, attended and volunteered to make this day so memorable. We look forward to a better event in 2021…until then, ski warm.


On Monday, December 9, 2019, the Shelby County Metro Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 35 presented the Dream Factory of Memphis with a donation of $10,000.  These funds are proceeds from their Annual Golf  Scramble held on October 7, 2019 held at Quail Ridge Golf Course, which includes funds from an anonymous donor, who generously matched the money they raised that day.

In addition to dedicating their lives to serve and protect the community, they manage to find time in their schedule and room in their hearts to help the Dream Factory of Memphis with this annual event.  Over the years, they have put smiles on so many of the special children we serve.  Please join us in saying “thanks” to the FOP Lodge 35!

Bartlett Fire Department Annual Pancake Breakfast

Grants Another Dream

For over 20 years, the Bartlett Fire Department has partnered with our chapter to grant a dream each year. The funds they raise are from their Annual Pancake Breakfast, which is attended by hundreds of Bartlett, TN residents, as they come to enjoy some of the best pancakes and sausage in town.

This year’s event was held on Saturday, September 19th. Tobias T, our dream child from Nesbit, MS, was able to attend before he departed Memphis International the following day on his Dream Trip to DisneyWorld and his Orlando Experience. His dream was fully sponsored by the Bartlett Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast and the generous residents of Bartlett who attended.

We want to say thanks to Mayor Keith McDonald , Chief Terry Wiggins and all of his First Responders who always find time to put a smile on a child’s face by making a dream come true!