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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.

Dream Big! Leadership Conference Scores High By Teaming Urban Girls with Successful Women Athlete Role Models

Olympic, professional, collegiate and high school athletes, doctors, professors, athletic directors, business executives and non-profit leaders share their own stories with Boston and Lawrence-area middle school and high school students

Athletes Inspiring Athletes: Annual leadership conference presenters showcase the impact
that participating in sports had on their lives, education and careers


NEWTON, MA, June 12, 2012 – Working just as hard in the classroom as you do on the field, court, track or in the pool is a recipe for success, according to the all-star roster of speakers at this year’s 2nd Annual Dream Big! Leadership Conference.

Presented last week by Dream Big! and hosted at Conte Forum by Boston College Department of Athletics, more than 135 girls from a dozen schools in Greater Boston and Lawrence joined 20 of their teachers and coaches to hear directly from former Olympic, professional, collegiate and high school female athletes about how sports – and the friends and mentors they met through sports – paved the way for tremendous personal and professional success later in life.

Dream Big! Founder & CEO, Linda Driscoll receives the inaugural United Way 2011 Women’s Initiative Live United Award

Mike Durkin, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley presents the inaugural Live United Award to Linda Driscoll, Dream Big! Founder & CEO.

More than 1,000 businesswomen packed the Westin Copley Place on October 19th, 2011 for United Way's 16th Annual Women's Leadership Breakfast. United Way’s signature Women’s Leadership Breakfast event brings together female corporate and community leaders to raise funds, learn about community issues, enjoy nationally-recognized keynote speakers and network with friends and colleagues. Considered a “Who’s Who” of the region’s most powerful women executives. The Women's Leadership Event celebrates the idea that together we can accomplish more for Massachusetts children, youth and families than any individual or organization can alone.