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Toby’s Dream Foundation in the News

Holiday Happenings at Cotton Southern Bistro Hilltop

Toby's Dream Foundation was blessed to be able to provide some joy and fun for our Dream Kids and their families over the holidays! Cotton Southern Bistro Hilltop was a gracious host for our first Holiday Party. Dream Kids, their families and our volunteers enjoyed a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, with goodies and good cheer. We plan on making this an annual event, so be sure to look for our 2016 date hosting our next holiday party. Cotton Southern Bistro also held a Cash’ola night [...]

2015 PGA TOUR Pro-Am Classic presented by Merrill Lynch & The Somers Eden Group SUCCESS!

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 pros while raising awareness and support for our worthy cause. The atmosphere was so electric, even a sprinkle of rain couldn't bring down the moods of all involved. We are grateful to all who made the event possible, with special thanks to our Title Sponsor, Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group. Check out our Events Page [...]

2015 VIP Reception SUCCESS!

2015 VIP Reception The 2015 VIP Pro-Am Reception held at One Fish Two Fish on the night before the tournament, was attended by our PGA TOUR Pros as well as our sponsors, golfers and guests. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres created by the chefs were applauded as everyone enjoyed the chance to mingle with the pros. The main focus of the event was to reveal the pairings of the local amateurs with the pros for play the next day. Executive Director Joan Steele moved almost everyone to [...]

2015 VIP Reception

2015 VIP Reception for the TDF PGA TOUR Pro-Am Classic presented by Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group Toby's Dream Foundation to host VIP Reception for 18 PGA TOUR Pros at Local Virginia Beach Restaurant Toby’s Dream Foundation will host 18 pros from the PGA TOUR at their upcoming VIP Reception on September 28, 2015 at One Fish Two Fish starting at 5:30pm. 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 [...]

TDF 2015 PGA TOUR Pro-Am Classic presented by Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group

 Toby's Dream Foundation 2015 PGA TOUR Pro Am Classic presented by Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group Date: September 29, 2015 Place: Bayville Golf Club, Virginia Beach, VA We are so excited for the TDF 2015 PGA TOUR Pro-Am Classic presented by Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group. Thank you James Somers and The Somers Eden Group with Merrill Lynch for your title sponsorship of this golf tournament! 18 pros from the PGA TOUR will join us for the first pro-am tournament hosted by Toby’s [...]

We Promise Foundation makes a difference with $250,000 donation!

Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation Gives $250,000 Charitable Grant to Toby’s Dream Foundation Virginia Beach, VA (March 4, 2015) – Toby’s Dream Foundation (TDF) is honored to announce that its long-time charitable supporter, Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation, has generously given a $250,000 grant to the local children’s charity. This contribution will enable the two dream-granting organizations to work together to fulfill the wishes of approximately 60 local children who qualify for the program. “Since the creation of Toby’s Dream Foundation in 2009, [...]

We celebrate Giving Tuesday!

Toby's Dream Foundation celebrates #GivingTuesday today! We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On this one day, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. To give the gift of a dream to a child with a life-threatening illness, [...]

TDF Pro-Am Tournament in 2015 !!!!

Date: September 29, 2015 Place: Bayville Golf Club 18 pros from the PGA Tour will join us for the first pro-am tournament hosted by Toby's Dream Foundation. VIP reception will 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 playing with one PGA pro on the front nine and a second PGA pro on the back nine. Major sponsors get first choice of which pros to [...]

Toby’s Dream grants wishes to children in Hampton Roads

Toby's Dream grants wishes to children in Hampton Roads New nonprofit treats children with chronic illnesses and their families to dream getaways April 22, 2012|By Prue Salasky, psalasky@dailypress.com | 757-247-4784 Direct link to article: http://articles.dailypress.com/2012-04-22/features/dp-fea-tobys-dream-0422-20120421_1_toby-hampton-roads-fashion-week "Whatever their dream is, we try to make it happen," says Joan Steele, executive director of the 2-year-old nonprofit Toby's Dream Foundation. The wish-granting foundation has already fulfilled dreams for 70 children with chronic medical conditions and their families from Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore. "We like to make the dream even bigger than they imagined," says [...]

Cancer Survivor Receives VIP Treatment

Cancer Survivor Receives VIP Treatment By Jamesetta M. Walker The Virginian-Pilot © September 25, 2012 Direct link to article: http://hamptonroads.com/2012/09/cancer-survivor-receives-vip-treatment [image_frame style="framed_shadow" align="left" alt="Keilah shows off the autographed handbag given to her by designer Michael Kors, at right. She is wearing the winning dress, a gift from designer Nanette Lepore, that “Project Runway All Stars” champ Mondo Guerra designed. It is sold under Lepore’s brand. (Jamesetta M. Walker | The Virginian-Pilot) " title="Keilah shows off the autographed handbag given to her by designer Michael Kors, at right. She is wearing the winning [...]

Joan Steele is passionate about foundation’s mission

Joan Steele is passionate about foundation's mission By Victoria Bourne The Virginian-Pilot © November 29, 2011 VIRGINIA BEACH Direct link to article: http://hamptonroads.com/2011/11/joan-steele-passionate-about-foundations-mission [image_frame style="framed_shadow" align="left" alt="Joan Steele, is the executive director and founder of the Virginia Beach-based nonprofit Toby’s Dream Foundation. (David B. Hollingsworth / The Virginian-Pilot)" title="Joan Steele, is the executive director and founder of the Virginia Beach-based nonprofit Toby’s Dream Foundation. (David B. Hollingsworth / The Virginian-Pilot)" height="326" width="300"]/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/746671000.jpg[/image_frame] Whether it’s an all-expenses-paid trip to Disney World, or a private visit from a celebrity, Toby’s Dream Foundation strives [...]

Toby’s Foundation Makes Children’s Dreams Come True

Toby's foundation makes children's dreams come true Author: Lakeshia Artis Direct link to article:http://mytidewatermoms.com/content/tobys-foundation-makes-childrens-dreams-come-true Samuael "Sammy" Hines was only 13 months old when he was adopted from Ethiopia in 2008 by the Hines family of Chesapeake. "He bonded quickly with our family and had a real big personality," said his father Robert. "He was a bright, happy and active kid. He was a real joy to be around." Sadly, in June 2011, at age 4, Sammy was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the middle of the brain stem, which [...]

Toby’s Dream Foundation Helps One Teen Live a Fashion Dream

Toby’s Dream Foundation Helps One Teen Live a Fashion Dream  By JEAN E. PALMIERI Direct link to article: http://www.wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/living-a-dream-6017840  LIVING A DREAM: Last summer was no picnic for 14-year-old Keilah Hieb. She spent most of the time in pain, dropping weight and undergoing tests to see what was wrong. Turns out it was non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. [image_frame style="framed_shadow" align="right" alt="Keilah Hieb and Ronny Wurtzburger, Photo By Courtesy Photo" title="Keilah Hieb and Ronny Wurtzburger, Photo By Courtesy Photo" height="450" width="300"]/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/mw-peerless.jpg[/image_frame]The course of treatment was seven weeks of chemotherapy and lots of sleepless nights. But things [...]

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