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Dream Factory of Rochester


P. O. Box 308
E. Rochester, NY 14445


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The Dream Factory Golf Tournament iS ON!!!!
Dear Dream Factory friends, sponsors and golfers,
March came in like a lion, and promptly, shut the world down. When the Coronavirus hit Monroe County, like every other sector of our community, The Dream Factory had to put our work on hold by postponing fundraising events and sadly, dreams. We held our breath hoping our dream children would not fall ill from this devastating disease. When the virus began in our area, reports frequently said- “Only the elderly and immune compromised are at risk.” Many of our dream families countered this with “Your Only is my Everything.” I believe that statement summed up what a scary time this has been for our dream families.
As New York begins to reopen, The Dream Factory is looking ahead and hoping to begin rescheduling the postponed dream trips. We are doing what we can in order to show the children we are still here for them.
With hope for the future, our golf tournament at Lima Golf and Country Club WILL be held on July 20th, 2020. The course has been open for several weeks, outdoor small gatherings are allowed, and in this time of major financial challenges, people are starting to go back to work. All these things make us hopeful that by mid-July, our tournament can be a success and we can raise the funds needed to fulfill not only the dreams that were postponed, but the next group of dreams for the critically and chronically ill children in our community.
We encourage everyone to register online by clicking here. We are still working out the details with Lima Golf and Country Club regarding golf bag drop off, carts, raffle displays, food, and beverages. It is important that we follow the NY State guidelines. In order to minimize the registration line, if you register prior to July 13th, a packet will be mailed to your team leader. You can include money for mulligans and raffle tickets in your initial payment and those will be included in your mailing. Those registering after July 13th will be presented with a team packet upon your arrival. We will ask all those participating to wear a mask when needed. Dinner will most likely not be a buffet and may be offered in individual to go containers with outdoor seating and possibly tables spread out inside. These are just some of the details we, and Lima Golf Course, are working out.
We truly hope you are able to join us this year as a golfer, a sponsor, or both, as we begin looking forward to the new normal before us. Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions and please, help us get back to making dreams come true.
Laura Walitsky
Dream Factory of Rochester
Area Director

Photos of our 2019-2020 dream kids

#13 Jonnie
#12 Peter
#11 Ella
#9 Lucy
#7 Luke
#5 and #4 Amiya and Alianna
#2 Saleemah
#10 Ella
#8 Annie
#6 DeAshaney
#3 Michael
#1 Jakob


The Dream Factory of Rochester was chartered in the fall of 1998 with our first dream being fulfilled in May 1999 when Autumn, a 7 year old girl from Brockport, NY living with spinal muscular atrophy, traveled to Orlando, Florida with her mother. Today we have fulfilled over 275 dreams in our community. We have sent many children to Central Florida, NYC, California, Arizona, and tropical islands. We have provided children with televisions, computers, pools, hot tubs, room makeovers, and shopping sprees. We have introduced children to sports celebrities, musicians, actresses, and creators of television shows. Their dreams are as varied as the children we meet and the challenges they face.

If you would like to learn more about our local chapter, nominate a child, host a fundraising event, or join us at our monthly meeting.
Typically at 7:00pm the 3rd Monday of each month via Zoom until circumstances allow in person meetings.

Please contact us for meeting code and password