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About Dickinson Dream

Who does the Dickinson Dream serve?

The Dickinson Dream program started in Fall of 2015 organizing youth (girls) in the 2nd – 6th grades in Dickinson, ND and surrounding communities to teach the fundamentals of basketball.  In the summer of 2016, the Dickinson Dream increased its capacity to include instruction and activities for 1st – 8th Grade Girls and Boys.  The Dickinson Dream's key focus on any programs offered will be on empowering our youth with the ability to make positive decisions on and off the court by enhancing individual strengths in a team setting.  

Current and Future Dickinson Dream Plans

Since its inception in October of 2015, the Dickinson Dream has enrolled over 200 program participants in a variety of recreational and competitive activities.  The Dickinson Dream is continuing to develop a year-round basketball program by offering a variety of opportunities to include but not limited to instructional skill camps, recreational and competitive leagues, motivational basketball events, and competitive tournaments.  Dickinson Dream will continue to recruit, instruct, motivate, train, coach, teach and encourage the leaders of tomorrow…the youth of Dickinson.  

How is the Dickinson Dream helping itself?

Dickinson Dream has employed the following tactics in an effort to help off-set operating costs:

  • Charging affordable and reasonable fees to each participant.
  • Incorporating various volunteers to assist where needed.
  • Collaborating with respected community organizations.
  • Planning fundraisers ranging from Dinner Banquets and Raffles to Various Tournaments.
  • Hosting Competitive Basketball Leagues and Tournaments in which outside teams are invited.

How can you help the Dream?

  • Contribute financially:  A variety of sponsorship opportunities are listed on the "Sponsors" page.
  • Spread the word:  the more people know, the more lives the Dickinson Dream can positively influence!

Dickinson Dream Basketball Associated Cost Estimates

$10    Covers the cost of a pair of dribbling goggles.  

$45    Purchases one (1) Dickinson Dream reversible practice jersey with double sided print.  

$65    Outfits one (1) Dickinson Dream participant with a complete uniform set.

$150    Registers one (1) participant for the Fall Recreational Season

$350    Registers one (1) participant for the Spring Competitive Season

$800    Pays for the typical gym costs to run a 5-week youth basketball program.

$1,000    Enables one (1) Dickinson Dream team to participate in an out-of-town Competitive Youth Basketball Tournament.

$2,000    The estimated cost associated for development and maintenance of sustainable web-site for start-up and year one.  ($800 annual)

$10,000    The amount the Dickinson Dream hopes to raise to cover the costs associated with teaching youth to become responsible, confident, and purpose-driven citizens.