News & Events

Jack Dorsey’s #startsmall Initiative Grants $250,000 to Dream Big!

Boston, MA (July 24, 2023) — Dream Big! received an extremely generous $250,000 grant from Jack Dorsey’s philanthropic initiative, #startsmall, to support the health, education and well-being of girls and young women in economically disadvantaged communities.

Dream Big! Leadership Conference Pairs Female Student Athletes from Urban Communities with Accomplished Women Athletes

Professional, collegiate and high school athletes, police officers,
sports, STEM and business leaders, non-profit leaders, coaches, college
athletic directors and educators among those sharing insights with
Greater Boston, Brockton and Lawrence area middle and high school female
student athletes.

Dream Big! Boston Marathon®

Dream Big!, a Boston Marathon® Official Charity Partner, Provides Girls from Low-Income Situations With the Equipment, Sports Attire, Training and Program Fees Needed for Them to Participate in Sports & Physical Activities.

Dream Big! Founder Linda Driscoll Honored With The Ad Club ADmiration Award

Applauds Leader of Non-Profit Working to Break Down the Economic Barrier That Prevents Thousands of Girls From Low-Income Situations From Participating in Sports and Physical Activity

Kathy Kiely, President, The Ad Club; Linda Driscoll, Founder & CEO, Dream Big! and 2015 The Ad Club ADmiration Award Recipient; and James Bacharach, VP, Brand, Marketing & Creative Services, John Hancock.

Run Now Relay: 1000 Miles, 8 Days and 26 Runners Raise Funds in Honor of Boston and to Support Dream Big!

When the bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon last April, the actions triggered anger for the death, destruction and mayhem it caused to the victims, their families, and the American people. While the attack on one of the most historic events was horrific, it strengthened the running community, which resolved that no cowardly act would dampen the spirits of this tight-knit group of athletes.

Dorchester Bears celebrate new improvements to gym

By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent -

Members of the Dorchester Bears’ volleyball team will now be able to take on rivals at their home gym thanks to a number of improvements made to the facility by the non-profit Dream Big!

Dream Big! Enters Second Year As An Official Charity Of The Boston Marathon

2014 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team Running to Provide Girls In Need with the Basic Items and Fees Needed to Participate in Sports & Physical Activities.

27 Dream Big! Marathon Team Members from Australia, Canada, Tennessee, Illinois, Washington, New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Massachusetts run in honor of last year’s marathon victims and to raise over $150,000 to support Dream Big!

Dream Big! Provides New Cleats to Germaine Lawrence Girls Soccer Program

Dream Big! provides new soccer cleats, socks and warm-up jackets to the Germaine Lawrence girls soccer team. Photo Below: Germaine Lawrence Coach Nikki Valila shows off one of the new pairs of cleats her team will be sporting this week on the playing field.