Achieving Dreams receives funds based on concession stand sales at major sporting events. Additional funds are raised through flower sales and other special events.
The amount raised varies from game to game and venue to venue. For 2018: Twins events range from $70 to $100, Gophers football from $65 to $80, Lynx/Timberwolves are $50-$60. Vikings range from $80-$120.
You must be 16 or older to volunteer for the Gophers and Vikings. If you are 18 or older you may volunteer at any venue or event.
Individuals volunteer in concessions at the Twins, Vikings, Gopher, Timberwolves, Lynx and MN United as well as participating in flower sales and other fundraising events.
An Achieving Dreams’ volunteer raises $50-$130 per event to add to the grant fund pool.
Grants are awarded to support children and adults with activities such as:
Music and voice lessons
Enrichment activities (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4H, school clubs)
Education, tuition, and books (kindergarten through college). Church activities, Mission Trips, church camps, youth groups
Typically you can request a grant 60-90 days after you have volunteered at an event.