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Dream Factory’s Kicks for Kids event a success

Dave Smith, of Baldwinsville, advances to second base during the Dream Factory of Syracuse’s first annual Kicks for Kids Kickball Tournament held Aug. 18 at the Syracuse Kickball Park in Liverpool.

Dave Smith, of Baldwinsville, advances to second base during the Dream Factory of Syracuse’s first annual Kicks for Kids Kickball Tournament held Aug. 18 at the Syracuse Kickball Park in Liverpool.

— Dave Smith, of Baldwinsville, advances to second base during the Dream Factory of Syracuse’s first annual Kicks for Kids Kickball Tournament held Aug. 18 at the Syracuse Kickball Park in Liverpool. The event raised $4,250 in sponsorships, raffles and registration fees, which just about covers the cost of an average dream. “We would like to thank our volunteers, the players and spectators for joining us for a fun afternoon, as well as the businesses that donated items for our raffles and our sponsors, Mackenzie Hughes LLP, Alexander & Catalano, LLC, Syracuse Office Environments and Kinney Drugs. This event was a success because of all of you,” said Lisa Glowacki, the organization’s fundraising chairperson. A national organization with 38 chapters, Dream Factory is the second largest children’s wish-granting organization in the United States. While other organizations focus solely on terminally ill children, the Dream Factory serves a broader audience of children suffering from chronic and critical illnesses and grants them a reprieve from the struggles they face on a daily basis. For more information, visit dreamfactorysyracuse.org.

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