Coldwell Banker Traditions Team Benefits Dream Catchers

WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia - Chris Austin and Kathy Chambers, associate broker and realtor respectively, at Coldwell Banker Traditions in Williamsburg, for the second year made supporting Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center a team effort. The duo spirited four office teams, each named after a Dream Catchers' therapy horse, to raise $4,000 for the nonprofit.

Coldwell Bankers Traditions staff began their friendly competition by first gathering onsite for a group outing where they could also learn how to be onsite volunteers, and picnic at Dream Catchers. After that, it was off to compete for raising the most funds for the therapeutic riding center.

Team "Spirit" raised the most money and together the staff presented a check for the total funds raised to Dream Catchers, which quadrupled their donation from last year. Togetherness and camaraderie highlighted the quest and one story touched everyone's hearts.

Ten-year-old Mesinna declared at the picnic kick-off that participating in the fundraising event was "the best day ever!" She followed it up by single-handedly raising $43.60 herself and made plans in support of the Coldwell Banker team efforts.

As a not-for-profit organization, Dream Catchers relies on community and corporate support as well as countless volunteers to provide more than 100 life-changing therapeutic horseback riding lessons each week to more than 400 participants each year. The organization helps individuals with more than 150 conditions including autism, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, stroke, trauma, cancer and most recently those with memory loss.

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About Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center is the premier therapeutic riding center between Charlottesville and Virginia Beach. Located in Toano, Virginia, Dream Catchers is a nonprofit organization hosting more than 100 therapeutic riding lessons each week to help children and adults with special needs reach their potential and make dreams come true.

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