Dream Riders Take Off from Danbury Harley Davidson to Benefit Special Olympics
250 bikers pulled out of Danbury Harley Davidson this past Sunday to raise money for Special Olympics and it was a sight to behold.
On Sunday morning, August 27, bikers pulled out of Harley locations in Danbury, Branford, Fairfield, East Hartford, New London, Farmington, Ellington, and Bristol to raise money for the kids who are involved in Connecticut's Special Olympics. As the 250 bikers started up their engines waiting for the three state police escorts with lights flashing to lead the way, I realized there are still some amazing people in the world who are trying to make a difference.
Special Olympics is an organization that provides athletic opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. The athletes discover new strengths and abilities, along with skills and success which helps the athletes find fulfillment, confidence, and joy in themselves.
I had the honor of talking with a special olympian named Jason this past Sunday at the Dream Ride. Jason is 40 years old and has been participating in the Special Olympics for the last 20 years playing softball, soccer, basketball, and alpine skiing. I asked him why he participates year after year and he told me because it's so much fun and he gets to meet new people. If you would like to get involved, click on this special olympic's link.