Each summer campers at Willow Lake Day Camp participate in a Swim-a-Thon to raise money for a cause. As part of their values based program called DREAM BIG, campers swim laps, fundraise and contribute to exemplify the concept of benevolence and demonstrate the importance of giving back. This year, Willow Lake Day Camp has selected the Garden of Dreams Foundation to support through their Swim-a-Thon.
The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with The Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Networks, Inc. to positively impact the lives of children facing obstacles. The Foundation works with 30 partner organizations throughout the tri-state area, including hospitals, wish organizations and community-based organizations, to reach children who are facing challenges such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care.
Since it began in 2006, Garden of Dreams has used the magic of MSG and MSG Networks – including the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, Rockettes, famed showplaces and two sports and entertainment networks – to brighten the lives of more than 350,000 children and their families. The Foundation takes pride in its commitment to truly change lives, hosting more than 500 events and programs each year.
In addition, through its Garden of Dreams Giving program, the Foundation provides grants that fund important projects such as the refurbishment of gymnasiums and pediatric areas at local hospitals, and the construction of new dance and music studios. The Foundation also meets the critical needs of college-bound high school seniors by providing four-year scholarships to help students achieve their educational goals.
For more information about the Foundation, please visit gardenofdreamsfoundation.org.