The DDR Dream Team is off to a fast start into the New Year! In passing by the Dream Board located in the main office, DDR care provider Elizabeth “Liz” Boyd saw a post that caught her eye. Liz was kind enough to reach out to some people she knows who work for the Charlotte Hornets NBA team to see if she could assist the DDR Dream Team with granting the wishes for two individuals who had identified seeing the Charlotte Hornets in action as their dream.
On January 18, 2017 the Dream Team hosted a surprise dream reveal party for Pamela Calloway complete with doughnuts from Dunkin Donuts and shiny balloons. Pamela smiled from ear to ear and proved that no doughnut is a match for her sweet tooth! The Dream Team offered Pamela a Charlotte Hornets T-shirt, hat and lanyard as a surprise gift to go along with tickets for the contest between the Charlotte Hornets and the Portland, Trailblazers. Pamela was accompanied to the game by her Care Provider Lisa Talley. The Hornets were victorious that evening with a final score of 107 to 85!!! Thank you again to Liz Boyd and to those within the Charlotte Hornets organization who made this dream a reality for Pamela. Thank you to Pamela’s Qualified Professional Carli Butler and DDR Dream Team members Destiny Pistone and Kara Casto for their assistance in the coordination of this surprise.
On January 23, 2017 the Dream Team again met to share with Danny Macchiavello that his dream of going to see the Charlotte Hornets NBA team play was going to come true later that evening with the support of his care provider Byron Hollie who accompanied him to the game. Danny was met with applause and a gathering of DDR well wishers at the time of his reveal. Danny and those celebrating his dream come true enjoyed some basketball themed cupcakes and a lot of smiles and laughs. Danny was provided with a Charlotte Hornet’s T-shirt and hat and looked fully prepared to represent his support of his favorite NBA team. Danny and Byron cheered on the Hornets as they battled the Washington Wizards. Thank you to Danny’s QP, Carli Butler, as well as to Tina Tadic for her assistance in planning for Danny’s surprise reveal party.