Dream Ride for Special Olympics Aug. 23 at Fairfield University

Fairfield University will welcome motorcyclists and fans of Special Olympics as a starting point for Dream Ride 2015. Dream Ride, presented by Bozzuto’s Inc., The Hometown Foundation and your locally owned and operated IGA Supermarket to benefit Special Olympics, will take place on Sunday, Aug. 23. Motorcyclists will ride from Fairfield University, located at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, to The Farmington Club in Farmington.

To find out more, contact Sgt. Rob Didato at 203-254-4000 or [email protected], call Special Olympics Connecticut at 203-230-1201 or email [email protected] Register for the event at dreamride.org. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and departure will be at 10 a.m.

The Dream Ride route from Fairfield University to The Farmington Club, Farmington:

· Exit the University via Jogues gate n/b on Round Hill Rd. (Fairfield)

· Turn right onto Mill Plain Rd.

· Continue north (straight) onto Burr St.

· Turn right (east) onto Congress St.

· Turn left (north) onto Rt. 58, Black Rock Tpk.

· Turn right at the traffic light (east) onto Rt. 136 (Easton)

· Continue onto Rt. 59

· Turn left on to Rt. 25 (Monroe)

· Turn right onto Mile Hill Rd. (Newtown)

· Continue Straight onto Wasserman Way to I-84 east

· Turn right to enter I-84 east

· Continue onto Rt.8 (north) exit 20 (Waterbury)

· Take exit 42 (Harwinton)

· Right off exit onto Rt.118

· Continue on Rt. 118 onto Rt. 4 (Burlington)

· Turn left onto Town Farm Rd. (Farmington) (Sunoco Sta. on rt. just before turn)

· Continue to destination on right, Farmington Club

2015 Dream Ride Experience events will take place Friday through Sunday, Aug. 21-23, in Farmington. The exciting, multi-faceted event featuring hundreds of exotic and classic cars, thousands of motorcycles, live music and entertainment, delicious food, pet adoption, celebrity appearances, and a host of other family fun activities unites motorcyclists, car enthusiasts, and families and friends from across Connecticut, the U.S. and the world, to support Special Olympics.

In addition to the event’s annual Dream Ride Motorcycle Rally and Dream Car Cruise and Dream Car Show, this year’s Dream Ride Experience will feature a Dream Concert with Big Machine Record artists Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, Seth Alley, and Waterloo Revival. Pre-registration for Dream Ride Experience activities happening throughout the weekend is strongly encouraged. The cost is $30 for a one-day pass for motorcycles, cars and spectators, and $50 for a weekend pass. The concert is included in the Saturday one-day pass, or concert tickets can be purchased separately for just $20. Children under 12 may attend all events for free.

For Dream Ride Experience details and schedules, and to register for any of the weekend events, visit dreamride.org. Follow Dream Ride at facebook.com/DreamRide and twitter.com/DreamRideExp. Questions? Call the Dream Ride hotline at 1-844-DRM-RIDE (376-7433). For more information about Special Olympics Connecticut, visit www.soct.org.

Last year’s Dream Ride raised $1,120,000 for Special Olympics. The event has raised $3,365,000 since its inception.

2015 Dream Ride Experience sponsors include the Michael Fux Foundation, Aqua Turf, The Farmington Club, Bozzuto’s Inc. and The Hometown Foundation, Inc.

About Bozzuto’s, Inc.

Bozzuto’s, Inc., is a family-owned, full service, wholesale food distribution company headquartered in Cheshire, Connecticut, that serves over 1,500 supermarket retailers in 10 states. Bozzuto’s is a proud supporter of IGA and is a five-time winner of IGA’s highest honor, The President’s Cup.

About The Hometown Foundation

The Hometown Foundation is a non-profit, charitable foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and their families in hometowns and surrounding communities where we operate. The Hometown Foundation honors and assists five key areas of interest: Children, Cancer, Diabetes, Military, and Emergency Response Personnel.

About Special Olympics Connecticut

Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for over 13,000 athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports® partners – their teammates without disabilities.

Through the joy of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms lives and communities throughout the state and in 170 countries around the world by promoting good health and fitness and inspiring inclusion and respect for all people, on and off the playing field. (www.soct.org)

Partner Sponsors: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, ESPN, Eversource Energy, The Hubbell Foundation, Law Enforcement Torch Run, NBC Connecticut, TD Bank, United Technologies and WWE.

Year-Round Suppliers: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, Campus Customs/Cymplify, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New England, Connecticut Portable Storage/PODS, Crystal Rock Water and Coffee Company, Dunkin’ Donuts, Graebel Moving Services, LLC, Guida’s Milk and Ice Cream, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Marcus Communications, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Community Service and WORX.

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