UofSC Fraternity to Host 5k to Bring Awareness to Local Youth with Cerebral Palsy

Columbia, NC (October 22, 2020)  Overcoming obstacles to dream big dreams is not only the mission of Charlotte, NC based Dream On 3, but it is also what is driving the University of South Carolina Kappa Sigma fraternity members to make a sports dream come true for a local kid living with cerebral palsy. 

The U of SC Collegiate Dream Team surprise Banks (center) and tell him his dream to 
attend a Gamecocks football game will be coming true. 

The gentlemen of Kappa Sigma are participating in Dream On 3’s “Collegiate Dream Team” program as the organization’s inaugural college-level participant. The experiential program works with student leaders to plan, fundraise, and raise awareness to support a local kid (between the ages of 5 and 21) living with a life-altering condition such as dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, etc. The program culminates with a “Dream Experience” for the selected kid. 

The University of South Carolina Collegiate Dream Team has selected 12-year-old Columbia resident, Thomas Banks Jones, as their Dream Recipient. Banks, as he is commonly known, lives with cerebral palsy and is a lifelong Gamecocks fan. His dream is to attend a U of SC football game.  

On Saturday, October 24 at 9:30am, the U of SC Collegiate Dream Team is hosting a 5k run to raise awareness about their cause. Approximately 100 members of the Sigma Kappa fraternity will run from their fraternity house to Williams-Brice Stadium and back to the fraternity house. They hope to raise awareness about their philanthropic efforts and Dream Kid Banks.  

For more information about the 5k run or to learn more about assisting the U of SC Collegiate Dream Team, please contact Cullen Holt: wcholt@email.sc.edu, 404-375-6830. 


Dream On 3 (DO3) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2012, that makes dreams come true by creating customized, personal experience with a favorite athlete, sporting event, or sports team. DO3 serves children ages 5-21 who are living with chronic illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, or life-altering conditions.  

The organization has received overwhelming support from the healthcare community, collegiate and professional sports communities, plus other national organizations for their focus on this specific population of children with special needs. Current locations: Carolinas, Metro Atlanta, and DC Metro. www.dreamon3.org 

For more information about Dream On 3, please contact: liz@dreamon3.org, 704-305-0487. 

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