A Dream to Come True at University Of South Carolina vs. Georgia Football Game

Columbia, SC (November 27, 2020) – 12-year-old Thomas “Banks” Jones from Columbia, SC will be surprised on Friday, November 27 when he finds out that his ultimate sports dream – to attend a U of SC football game as a VIP guest – will be coming true on Saturday, November 28. Jones lives with cerebral palsy and is a lifelong Gamecocks fan. This Dream Experience is especially poignant after a tough week for Gamecock athleticsthe college students involved are excited to rally around Jones in a spirit of altruism and togetherness. 

The sports dream is the product of Dream On 3’s brand new Collegiate Dream Team program. Working side by side with Dream On 3, the gentlemen of the University of South Carolina’s Kappa Sigma fraternity involved in the program have planned, raised money, promoted awareness, and engaged the entire student body in an act of service for a local youth (Jones) in their community. This weekend’s VIP Dream Experience is the culmination of the student’s efforts. 

The fraternity is Dream On 3’s inaugural college-level participant in the Collegiate Dream Team program. To date, the group has raised over $10,000 which will be used to create the weekend-long experience for Jones and his family. 

Dream Experience* | Itinerary Overview 

  • Fri. Nov. 27 at 4pm – Jones will be surprised at his home and will be told his Dream Experience is starting 

  • Sat. Nov. 28 at 10am – Private shopping spree at The Russell House Bookstore on campus 

  • Sat. Nov. 28 at 7:30pm – Jones to attend U of SC vs. Georgia game as a VIP guest  

Additional Information: https://bit.ly/UofSCBanks

*Note: Dream On 3 will have a staff member leading the Dream Experience and they will be available for interviews throughout the weekend. Please contact Liz Graham, 704-305-0487 (liz@dreamon3.org) to coordinate. 

Additionally, Dream On 3 provides a photographer and videographer to document each experience for the recipient. Photos can also be made available for media use 

Founded in 2012, Dream On 3 (DO3) is a nonprofit organization that makes dreams come true by creating a 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 

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