Testimonial from Sandy Creek Boy's Basketball Coach Matt Swartzendruber:
"As a coach and teacher you understand that your job is much more than teaching history, geography, dodge ball, or even basketball. You are always looking for ways to show kids that life is about so much more and you look for ways to prepare them for life and how to be outstanding citizens once they leave you.
Over the years Sandy Creek schools and our high school athletic teams have always been willing to support a cause that especially affects kids as a way to help teach about life to our student athletes beyond the hallways and the court or field. We have promoted games for Cancer Awareness, Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, and our volleyball team helped raise money for a kindergarten student that has special needs and requires the use of a special lift chair.
When Aaron contacted me last spring about doing an awareness game this season for Kids & Dreams we were both honored to be asked and more than willing to help out. The Boys and Girls Basketball teams have worn the Dream Big shirts all season and are proud to promote such a worthy cause. Bullying and Autism are things that our students see first hand daily with the struggle of a few of their classmates who suffer from this disability. It is a great way to show our support for these kids and the cause Kids & Dreams represents and also to give back in a very noticeable way.
Once our kids were told of the mission of Kids & Dreams they were very proud to be apart of spreading that message and help promote the foundation. Even by just spreading the word in our hallways we have brought awareness to the needs of two students in particular and have made the students more aware of how not only to help them, but also to accept them and look out for them. We are proud to carry the Kids & Dreams Foundation message and what it stands for!"
Testimonial from Ozark Christian College Coach Chris Lahm:
“What a great night it was!!! Our team was honored to be able to wear the “Dream Big” shirts to draw attention to autism and bullying. The Kids & Dreams Foundation and its Director, Aaron Bly, are doing a wonderful job of making the public aware of what we can accomplish to overcome the challenges that these issues present to children of all ages. Our players were very excited about the opportunity to support the Kids & Dreams Foundation. Together Everyone Accomplishes More! (TEAM)”
Testimonial from Hillsdale Baptist Coach Mark Berokoff:
"Having our men's basketball program where the dream big shirts was an honor, it was an honor to be able to represent an organization that is doing such big things and making people aware of autism and bullying."
Testimonial from Riverside Chargers AD Jeff Schwartz:
"Riverside Public Schools was please to host Aaron Bly and his Kids and Dream Foundation. The foundation does a great job working with schools to help spread the word on Bullying and Autism. At our school we had many parents take time at Aaron's booth and get more information on what his foundation can and will do. Riverside will be happy to do it again next year and I would recommend letting Aaron come out to your school and help spread the word."
Testimonial from Shelton Bulldogs Head Boy's Basketball Coach Marcus Donner:
“Back at the beginning of the season I was approached by Aaron about doing something unique for the boys to help raise awareness about bullying and autism and in turn help support his newly formed Kids & Dreams Foundation. As a new coach in the varsity ranks I thought what better way to help build team strength by getting the kids to buy into the quote "Dream Big" and sport the dream big shooting shirts. It would also help promote a positive attitude change around school. I thank Aaron for his vision and giving me the opportunity to help support his foundation and it is my hope that my players will remember the season not for wins and losses, but for the idea that dreaming big must never stop. If we fail to dream, we fail to live up to our biggest and brightest futures.”