2020 Toby’s Dream Foundation Wine Tasting

Our Zoë’s Wine Tasting that was postponed on March 15th due to the COVID-19 virus is now being moved to October.  Working with Marc at Zoë’s, we are tentatively scheduling our Wine Tasting for a Sunday in mid-October. The exact date to be determined as we get results from the quarantine opening gradually. Please save the dates of October 11th or October 18th. We guarantee a great Sunday afternoon, when we finally get together. Thank you for your patience as we have all endured this unprecedented time.

The Bonfire

2020 Bonfire Cancelled 🙁

**Due to the circumstances surrounding Covid-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Bonfire.**



The Bonfires 2019

November 16, 2019

5 pm-10 pm

State Senator Bill DeSteph’s Farm

138 West Gibbs Road

Knotts Island, NC 27950

Registration details coming soon

Toby’s Dream Foundation’s 7th Annual Wine Tasting

Dec 1st, 2018

Toby’s Dream Foundation’s Tailgate Party

Make the Dream of a local child come true with Toby’s Dream Foundation and Tradition Brewing Company!

On December 1st, 2018 from 2pm-7pm we will be holding our inaugural Toby’s Dream Foundation Tailgate Party at Traditions!

This event is kid friendly and admission is FREE!

So come out and enjoy our Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, FREE holiday gift wrapping while you enjoy your favorite craft beer, cornhole and other games, and food trucks including A Bite of Maine lobster rolls!

Be a Sponsor for this event to make another dream come true for a deserving child in our community.
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To sponsor this event, please call 757-490-7874 or contact Joan at joan@tobysdream.org


The Bonfires on the Line, to be determined in October 2019       

6th Annual Golf Classic, April 27th, 2018

Register by April 6th, 2018

The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club
401 England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Tee Time:

Event Schedule:

    • 11:00am – Registration and Lunch
    • 12:30pm – Welcome
    • 12:45pm – Escort to starting holes
    • 1:00pm – Shotgun Start – Best Ball
    • 5:30pm – Awards Dinner

Prize for various contests
Opportunity to meet some of our Dreamers, who will be on the course and at the cookout!

Proper Golfing Attire & Soft Spikes Required

Sponsorship Info:


Toby’s Presenting Sponsor- $8,000

  • Two foursomes with carts
  • Personal concierge service during play
  • Option to set up table with your company marketing materials
  • Listing on ALL promotional materials, signs, program, as “THE PRESENTING SPONSOR”
  • Company name on TDF website and Facebook page
  • Company logo on event banner
  • Signage on Hole #1
  • $150 Gift Certificate for GH pro shop
  • Opportunity to make dreams come true for children who may have limited tomorrows

Beverage/Snack Cart Sponsor- $3,500

  • Hole Sponsors- $350
    One foursome with carts
  • Company name on sign for beverage cart
  • Listing on event banner and program
  • Company name on TDF website and Facebook page
  • Company name on Hole Sign
  • $100 Gift Certificate for GH pro shop
  • Making a difference in the golfer’s lives as they work their way around the course!
  • Listing in program
  • Company name on TDF website and Facebook page
  • Company name on Hole Sign

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Dream Sponsor- $5,000

  • One foursome with cards
  • Personal concierge service during play
  • Listing on event banner and program
  • Company name on TDF website and Facebook page
  • Signage on Hole #2
  • $150 Gift Certificate for GH pro shop
  • Opportunity to provide Joy for a child with cancer

Foundation Sponsor- $3,000

  • One Foursome with carts
  • Listing on event banner and program
  • Company name on TDF website and Facebook page
  • Signage on Hole #3
  • $100 gift certificate for GH pro shop
  • Opportunity to put a smile on the face of child facing cancer

Individual Golfer Registration- $800/Per Team

  • Greens fees with cart
  • Boxed lunch
  • Beverages and snacks during play
  • Dinner Cookout


For more information, contact:
Joan Steele
Executive Director
283 Constitution Drive, Suite 600

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
email: joan@tobysdream.org
Phone: 757-490-7874
Fax: 757-490-7804

50th Annual Priority Toyota Charity Bowl, April 14th, 2018

We are excited to announce that Toby’s Dream Foundation has been selected as a beneficiary of the 2018 Priority Toyota Charity Bowl Football Game. The 50th Annual Priority Toyota Charity Bowl Football Game is taking place on Saturday, April 14th at S.B. Ballard Stadium. This annual celebrity flag football game is part of an entire day of activities on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, that includes the Charity Bowl, the ODU Football Spring Game, and ODU Baseball Game and the Big Blue 1K/5K.

Admission is FREE and open to the public!

Click here for event details.

6th Annual Wine Tasting

Our Partner

The Hansen Family Foundation

The Hansen Family Foundation provides opportunity for domestic and international secular and non-secular organizations and individuals that support the American Way of Life which is defined by the principles of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Specific focus is placed on:

        • Humanitarian Support
        • Disadvantaged Children
        • Education, Arts, and Culture
        • Environmental Causes
        • Animal Welfare

Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Zero Point, Incorporated


Back Bay Brewing  


Towne Bank

BRB Storage

Oceanside Building LLC

Bill Desteph – Va Senator 8th District

Additional Information: Terms & Conditions

General Admission tickets include full access to the event including all entertainment, food and non-alcoholic beverages.  VIP tickets provide full access to the event including entertainment, food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages (21 and up).  Please do not purchase a VIP ticket for yourself or anyone else if you/they are not 21 years old or if you/they do not wish to partake of alcohol at the event.  All ticket holders holding VIP tickets will be ID checked and banded at check in.  There will be No Refunds at the gate for VIP ticket holders that are under 21 or that wish to not have access to alcohol at the event.

Ticket service charges are solely for the offset of ticketing systems and credit card expenses associated with the ticketing process for the Bonefires event.

I understand that at this event or related activities I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the event holders, producers, sponsors, organizers, and/or assigns.

Event is rain or shine.  There will be No Refunds

Alcohol Consumption: You must be over 21 with valid ID to consume alcohol.   Please drink responsibly and with moderation.  Do not drink and Drive.  Toby’s Dream Foundation will provide free ride service at the event.  Simply ask any event staff personnel for information on the free ride service and they will be glad to assist.  If you appear to be intoxicated during the event you will be directed to security personnel and your departure from the event will be coordinated on your behalf.  If you attempt to gain entry to the event while appearing intoxicated you will be denied entry and there will be no refund.  You will however be provided access to the free ride service.


Toby’s Dream 5th Annual Wine Tasting

Sunday June 11, 2017 3PM – 6PM

Zoe’s Restaurant
713 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

2016 PGA Tour Pro-Am Classic

We are grateful to all of sponsors who supported this year’s event.


2016 Sponsors

        • Ace Plastering
        • Cherry Bekaert LLP
        • The Brake King
        • Caldwell & Company
        • Charles Barker Automotive
        • Chartway Federal Credit Union
        • DAVCON
        • Dunrite Delivery
        • Mark Epley
        • Ethical Solutions
        • For Rent
        • Cooper Hurley
        • Impressions In Print
        • Mancon
        • McDonough Marine Services
        • No Frill Grill
        • Oceanfront Dentistry
        • OVM Financial Inc.
        • Professional Benefit Solutions
        • Q.E.D. Systems
        • Rudolph Construction
        • Talon Security
        • Thomas Gorman Photography

2015 PGA Tour Pro-Am Classic


The inaugural TDF 2015 PGA TOUR Pro-Am Classic presented by Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group was a huge success! Everyone in attendance had a great time playing golf with the PGA TOUR pros while raising awareness and support for our worthy cause.

We are so grateful to all of our sponsors who made this possible, with special thanks to our title sponsor, Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group.

We would also like to thank all of the PGA TOUR Pros who participated in this event:

Bill Thompson, President of Tour Players Pro Am

Brett Quigley Marc Leishman
David Mathis Matt Bettencourt
Derek Lamely Michael Bradley
Dudley Hart Neal Lancaster
Glen Day Robert Gamez
Greg Owen Shaun Micheel
Guy Boros Skip Kendall
Josh Teater Todd Hamilton
Kyle Reifers William McGirt

We are especially grateful to TDF PGA TOUR Pro Ambassador Marc Leishman, as well as all of our special Dream Children, our participants, our volunteers and Bayville Golf Club.

Because of all of the support we have received, children in Greater Hampton Roads facing life-threatening illnesses will have the opportunity to imagine and experience their most fantastic Dreams. Thank you all, and we hope to see you again at next year’s Pro-Am, which will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

2015 VIP Reception

VIP Reception to be held one night before the TDF 2015 PGA TOUR Pro-Am Classic presented by Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group at Local Virginia Beach Restaurant

Join us on September 28th at 5:30PM for the 2015 VIP Reception to meet and greet the pros from the PGA TOUR who will be in Hampton Roads to participate in the TDF 2015 PGA TOUR Pro-Am Classic sponsored by Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group. This event is open to the public, and tickets may be purchased below.

Pairing the pros with local amateur teams will be the agenda for the event in addition to a lovely evening mingling with the pros and guests. Marc Leishman, who recently tied for second in the 2015 British Open, will be the PGA TOUR Ambassador for the tournament and will be joined by 17 other pros from the tour who will all be present at the VIP Reception.


September 28, 2015 at 5:30PM


One Fish Two Fish

 2109 W Great Neck Rd #102, Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Tickets are $125 per guest

Purchase your tickets BELOW

This is an exclusive ticket ONLY event: attendees MUST purchase tickets for entry. Guest names will be registered at the door; event wristbands will be distributed upon registration. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Dress code is Dressy Casual. For further information, please call Toby’s Dream Foundation at 757-493-3754 by Friday, September 25, 2015.

Toby’s Dream Foundation’s 2015 PGA TOUR Pro-Am Classic presented by Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group

NEW Name and Title Sponsor!

We are so excited to announce that we have a Title Sponsor and new name for our upcoming golf tournament: the Toby’s Dream Foundation 2015 PGA TOUR Pro-Am Classic presented by Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group. Thank you James Somers of The Somers Eden Group with Merrill Lynch for the Title Sponsorship of this event! This will be the premier PGA TOUR golf event of Hampton Roads in 2015! You can read our newsletter announcement HERE.

Date: September 29, 2015
Place: Bayville Golf Club, Virginia Beach, VA

18 PGA TOUR pros will join us for a day of golf on the green. VIP reception will be held the night before for an opportunity to mingle with the pros as well as a few other celebrity guests. A total of 72 amateurs will have the experience of a lifetime playing with one PGA TOUR pro on the front nine and a second PGA TOUR pro on the back nine. Major sponsors get first choice of which pros to join their team.We still have a few sponsorships and teams available!

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:


Contact Toby’s Dream Foundation’s Executive Director Joan Steele at 757-615-7068 or joan@tobysdream.org for more information about this event.

 5th Annual Golf Classic presented by Chartway Federal Credit Union

Over $37,000 raised to make dreams become a reality for children with life-threatening illnesses!!!
A huge thank you to Chartway Federal Credit Union and the following sponsors for your support in our golf tournament!!!

Presenting Sponsor

Chartway Federal Credit Union

Click here for more information

Belmont Bash

EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program and Toby’s Dream Foundation are proud to partner and present the 2nd Annual Belmont Bash on June 7, 2014! Hosted at EQUI-KIDS’ facility, The Belmont Bash will stream a live broadcast of the last race in the Triple Crown – The Belmont Stakes! The event will feature sponsor paddocks located throughout our indoor arena and tented exterior, as well as Malbon Brothers BBQ, craft beers, vodka bars, casino tables, race raffle and a live performance by the band Karnivale!

EQUI-KIDS and Toby’s Dream Foundation are delighted to recognize our generous event sponsors listed below:

Triple Crown Sponsors


Entertainment Sponsors


Casino Sponsor


Skybox Sponsor 




Fun for a Great Cause

Toby’s Dream Foundation hold events on a regular basis that combine fun and fund raising.  Engaging the local communities allows everyone to participate at whatever contribution level they wish.  Whether it is a corporate sponsorship or simply volunteering your time, the foundation says thank you and asks that you spread the word about our next event!

4th Annual Golf Classic presented by Chartway Federal Credit Union

Over $37,000 raised to make dreams become a reality for children with life-threatening illnesses!!!
A huge thank you to Chartway Federal Credit Union and the following sponsors for your support in our golf tournament!!!

Presenting Sponsor

Chartway Federal Credit Union

Dream Sponsor

Portfolio Recovery

Foundation Sponsors

Excel Paving
Technical Services
Grayson Fox

Beverage Cart Sponsor

Excel Paving

Shirt Sponsor

Philip Michael Fashion for Men

Hole Sponsors

Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas
Insource Consulting
Towne Bank
Bill Kamarek -Office Space & Solutions
Aspen Cleaning
Dixon, Hughes, Goodman
George & Anne Shaver
Reinhart Food Services
Retail Alliance
Michael & Marlyn Fabrizio
Focus on Sports
GSS Gear
Calliott, Demeter & Harrell Investment & Wealth Advisors
Stacy Adams & Piattelli
Peerless Clothing & Philip Michael Fashions for Men

Join us for our 5th Annual Golf Classic to be held on October 2nd, 2014 at Signature at West Neck Golf Course.

See you then!!!

2013 Zombie 5K Run

Congratulations to Don Coberly all of his RTAW volunteers for another great event to benefit Toby’s Dream Foundation. 1,000 runners, zombies and volunteers came out on October 5th at Greenbrier Farms to participate in the premier Zombie Run in Hampton Roads. This event will turn dreams into reality for two of our TDF kids, Nazea and Jessee.