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Dream Ride 2013 to benefit Special Olympics Coming to Town August 25

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 The Farmington Club,162 Town Farm Road, Farmington  See map
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The East Coast’s Premier Charity Motorcycle Ride to benefit Special Olympics – Dream Ride 2013 presented by Bozzuto’s Inc. and Hometown Foundation - is back and better than ever! Dream Ride will be held on Sunday, August 25th at The Farmington Club, located at 162 Town Farm Road in Farmington.  This much-anticipated event combines shiny-chrome, delicious food, live entertainment, industry-leading-vendors and – new this year – a Kid’s Fun-Stop Tent. There will be something for everyone and all are invited.  For complete details and to register for the event, go to www.dreamride.org
Also, follow Dream Ride on Facebook and Twitter. Register by August 9th, and receive a free t-shirt and pin. Registration is $30 per motorcyclist, $20 per passenger and $20 per spectator.

The Farmington Club, of Farmington, will serve as one of the starting points for the Ride. The club is located at 162 Town Farm Road, Farmington. For more information visit The Farmington Club or call (860) 677-7341.

Motorcyclists from 2 countries and 12 states – including Connecticut - will converge in Farmington the weekend of August 23, 24, and 25. Dream Ride start locations are as far north as Canada and as far South as Florida. For a listing of Connecticut starting points for the ride to Farmington on Sunday, go to www.dreamride.org. For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities call 203-250-5660 or email ccaramia@bozzutos.com.   

Dream Cruise and Wrangler Rally 2013 – a classic and exotic car 
cruise to benefit Special Olympics presented by Papa’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram – will also take place on Sunday, August 25th. Papa’s Dodge, located at 585 East Main Street, New Britain, will serve as the local starting point, and 
drivers will cruise to The Farmington Club, Farmington. Preregistration is 
required, and the cost is $30 per driver and $20 per passenger. To register and find out more, visit www.papasdodge.com or www.dreamride.org or call 1-888-614-9023. A pre-cruise party will also be held at the dealership on Saturday night, August 24th, 5 to 10 p.m. And, new this year, is the Dream Show - an elaborate auto show judged by a panel of notable car connoisseurs.

Special guests will include Wayne Carini, host of the television program Chasing Classic Cars, who will also serve as one of the judges for the Dream Show. Carini is well-known for his experience and expertise as a master car restorer whose passion for elite and exotic cars has been profiled 
in the New York Times and numerous automobile magazines. On his show,Carini introduces viewers to vintage and high-end cars that he finds, buys, restores and sells. Chasing Classic Cars airs Tuesday nights at 
10 p.m. on the Velocity by Discovery cable and satellite television channel.

Dream Ride and Dream Cruise aim to unite thousands of motorcycle and car enthusiasts to enjoy the ride, celebrate the achievements of Special Olympics athletes and join in and support a movement that inspires respect and inclusion for people of all abilities.

When motorcycle and car enthusiasts who participate in Dream Ride and Dream Cruise reach the Farmington Club in Farmington, Connecticut on August 25th, they will be greeted by Special Olympics athletes. All will enjoy a Black Angus strip steak and boneless chicken breast luncheon 
courtesy of Bozzuto’s Inc. and The Farmington Club and have the opportunity to peruse the picturesque Farmington Club grounds, visit displays of leading industry vendors and listen to a great line-up of live bands.  Last year’s Dream Ride raised $340,000 for Special Olympics. The event has raised 1.7 million since its inception.

Sponsors include Monster, Dasani, Trantolo & Trantolo, Aqua Turf, The Farmington Club, The Hometown Foundation, and your local IGA Supermarket.



About Bozzuto's, Inc.

Bozzuto's, Inc., is a family-owned, full service, wholesale food distribution company headquartered in Cheshire, Connecticut, that serves over 700 supermarket retailers from Maine to Maryland and Ohio to Long Island. Bozzuto's is a proud supporter of IGA and is a five-time winner of IGA’s highest honor, The President’s Cup.

About The Hometown Foundation
The Hometown Foundation is a non-profit, charitable 
foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and their 
families in hometowns and surrounding communities where we operate. The 
Hometown Foundation honors and assists five key areas of interest:Children, Cancer, Diabetes, Military, and Emergency Response Personnel.

Special Olympics Connecticut – Celebrating 45 Years

Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for close to 15,000 athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports® partners - their teammates without disabilities.

Through the joy of sport, the Special Olympics 
movement transforms lives and communities throughout the state and in 170 countries around the world by 
Megan O'Neill Weinberger August 25, 2013 at 01:02 AM
I have come to Farmington, CT from Palm Beach for the Dream Ride in support of Special Olympics. This event is on track to raise over $500,000. In addition there will be 14 animal rescues present to find orphaned pets find forever homes. There are over 12,000 motorcyclists from at least 15 states & Canada all supporting this phenomenal event. There is over 20 million in show cars. John Ratzenberger is the Grand Marshall. There has been NO media coverage. I am sharing because your community is amazing to come together like this year after year. Please please please come out tomorrow and help us share the success of your town.

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