Rochester, NY – May 22, 2019 – Precision OT, a leading provider of optical transceivers and related active/passive optical components, announces today that it is sponsoring the 6th annual Dreams from Drake Birthday Bash event on Sunday, June 2, being held at the Total Sports Experience in Rochester, New York, from 4-6 pm ET. Designed to offer a fun-filled day of activities for children and teens who recently lost a sibling, parent or guardian, the Birthday Bash is free and open to the public. The event welcomes close to 1,000 attendees each year.
“The Precision OT family takes great pride in supporting and raising awareness for Dreams from Drake.” says Todd Davis, CEO of Precision Optical Technologies. “We invite everyone to join us at the Birthday Bash on June second.”
Named in memory of 4-year-old Drake Ross Pettit, Dreams from Drake was founded by members of his family in 2013. Dreams from Drake provides a resource for children and teens who have lost a sibling or parent to help them through the healing process.
All funds raised at the Birthday Bash go toward the foundation’s services and resources, which include bereavement camps, support groups for adults and children, birthday gifts, meals, gifts during the holiday season and access to literature helpful in understanding and dealing with grief. The organization supports 40 children annually through Camp Heartstrings/Camp Dreams Bereavement Camp, Monroe County’s first bereavement camp for children and teens grieving the loss of a sibling or parent. Families will be able to donate at the Birthday Bash by participating in the silent auction, raffle, bake sales and T-shirt sale.
“Every service we provide is free to the families with whom we work,” said Haverly Erskine, Co-Founder of Dreams from Drake. “Without the support of our community and our sponsors, there would be no Dreams from Drake. We are forever grateful to everyone who makes it possible to fulfill our mission. We heal better, together.”
This year’s Birthday Bash falls on the day after Drake would have turned eleven years old. The Dreams from Drake foundation is eager to celebrate his spirit and his love for parties by offering a variety of exciting activities, from an inaugural dodgeball tournament to bounce houses, live cotton candy spinning, a popcorn bar, face painting, a live robotics demonstration, Rochester sports mascots and over $2,000 in raffle and auctions.
There are no pre-event ticket sales for the Birthday Bash and donations can be made at the door. The foundation is accepting donations for the silent auction and raffle. For information on how to donate or sponsor the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Dreams from Drake foundation, visit www.dreamsfromdrake.org.
To learn more about Precision OT, visit www.precisionot.com.