Winners of Southern Methodist University “Big Ideas” Competition 2011
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DREAM BIG- FOUNDER AND CEO – BRAD NAMDAR was on CBS for their “Texans with Character” Segment, you can view the interview below or click the hyperlink to view the interview => Texans With Character: Brad Namdar.
Dream Big Soccer helps the IRC (International Rescue Committee) Feature Story Below.
Dream Big November 16, 2011-
Dream Big brought former UT National Championship winning QB Matt Nordgren to SMU to speak to the students of LEAD about leadership. Matt gave valuable insight to over 50 kids about what it means to be a leader, and how to balance your life.
Dream Big Soccer- October 29 ,2011-
Dream Big Soccer camp in Plano, TX. For the children of Meadows Elementary School. 60 kids participated in the camp and enjoyed a day for soccer and mentorship from college/high school students.
Dream Big Soccer – October 16, 2011-
Dream Big Soccer welcomes new supporter Matt Nordgren and his Leadership Foundation to the Dream Big Family. Matt Nordgren is a reality star on Bravo, and former QB for the University of Texas Longhorns, and played in the NFL. Check out the article on his site about Dream Big. CLICK ME
Dream Big Soccer-October 8, 2011
Dream Big Soccer has partnered up with raising funds for the Passing Hope Foundation. Passing Hope (which is a partner charity of the FCD Foundation), is launching an online auction with a 2011 signed FC Dallas Jersey to help funds for their upcoming trip to Haiti. PHF has been working in Haiti, since 2010 helping select the Haitian Amputee National Soccer Team and brought them to Frisco, TX in their preparation for the 2010 Amputee World Cup. They have also held soccer camps and coaches clinics in August helping over 300 kids.
Dream Big Soccer July 13,2011- Dream Big Soccer would like to congratulate Dream Big Soccer Camp supporter, coach, and mentor, Richard Sanchez, Mexico National Team U-17 Goal Keeper, for winning the 2011 U-17 FIFA WORLD CUP! Richard Sanchez is now a World Cup Champion! “I think it’s important for kids to remember as long as they work hard and Dream Big they can accomplish anything they want to,” said Richard. Richard is not only a world class player, and future soccer superstar, he is a part of the Dream Big family, and we are proud to have him.
Dream Big Soccer June 11th and 18th, 2011
-Dream Big Soccer was asked to provide coaches to the Love Is Vickery Meadow Ministries, for their summer soccer clinics. In correspondence with Soccer Across America and US Youth Soccer, Dream Big Soccer provided the soccer clinics with coaches and volunteers for their clinics.
Dream Big June 12, 2011- Congratulations to our proud Sponsor the Dallas Mavericks winning the 2011 NBA Championship series.
Dream Big Soccer May 27, 2011
– Brad Namdar, Founder and CEO of Dream Big/ Dream Big Soccer was featured on CBS segment “Texans with Charater”. This is a huge honor and privilege for Dream Big. Below is the link to his feature story on CBS.
Dream Big Soccer May 24, 2011
- - Doc Lawson, former Dallas Sidekicks defender and Dream Big Soccer have taken on a major project that will help the children in Liberia. Dream Big Soccer has donated to Donamisport –soccer balls, shirts, bags, towels, goals, coaching equipment, and other items for his mission to bring soccer to the youth in Liberia. Lawson says. “You need games, you need activity, you need something to do after school, and you need something to do on weekends. It’s the same stuff we do here that connects us as a community, a society and that’s where I come in.” Lawson sees it as a 10 year, 1-hundred million dollar project. Dream Big Soccer is honored to be apart of this mission.
Dream Big Soccer- May 7,2011- Dream Big Soccer camp in Plano, TX. For the children of Sigler Elementary School. 60 kids participated in the camp and enjoyed a day for soccer and mentorship from college/high school students. FC Dallas and MexicoUnder-20 National Team GK- Richard Sanchez participated in the camp, and signed autographs after!
“Sigler was fortunate to host “Dream Big Soccer” for the fifty-seven
students who registered. It was a fabulous venue for our students to
feel a sense of community as they came together to learn soccer skills,
the value of doing their personal best both on field and in the
classroom, and the power of teamwork.The students were still
excited the week after the event as they wore their free t-shirts with
professional soccer players’ autographs. Thanks, Dream Big, and thanks, Brad.”
-Sigler Elementary School
Principal- Sandra Muzquiz
Vice Principal- Janet Napoli
Dream Big Paleontology May 6,2011- Boys and Girls Club of East Dallas. Dream Big has expanded into the science field with our first ever Paleontology camp. The Dallas Museum of Nature and Science will be a part of the camp as well. 33 Children attended the camp and had a blast!
April 18, 2011- the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, got in contact with Dream Big to donate soccer gear, balls, jerseys, and other athletic equipment to the soldiers in the U.S. Military stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Middle East, to give to the children in the villages they are stationed in. Dream Big Soccer will be giving a large amount of NEW gear to the soldiers to help spread the love of the game, and once again bring people together and unite nations through the sport of soccer! We are college students, our company isn’t even a year old, and we are honored to be able to help our soldiers overseas, and children as well.
April 11, 2011- Dream Big expanded outside its usual norm of events. Brad Namdar, Founder and CEO of Dream Big, was the only student speaker to represent SMU at the AALEC (Asian American Leadership and Education Conference). At his symposium, he spoke to inspire, motivate, and stress how all of the students can accomplish anything they set their minds to, and he would be there to help. A few high school students, who dreamed of having their short stories/poems published, approached Brad. They had tried many times previously to get them published, but were never approved by any publications. On April 11, 2011 Dream Big helped get their poems published by The Other Perspective Magazine. You can view their poems at www.theotherperspective.net.
April 2, 2011- Dream Big Soccer sponsored the “University of Dallas Dream Big Soccer/ Tri-Beta Shooting for Nets” 5V5 Soccer Tournament .The money was raised for the Nothing but Nets foundation. They buy insecticide-treated bed nets for the children in Africa and educates individuals on everything from how to properly take care of themselves, to learning how to prevent the increase in prevelance of infectious diseases such as malaria. As well as receiving these bed nets, the children will also receive measles vaccines, polio vaccines, de-worming medications, vitamen supplements as well as other critical child health interventions. Dream Big Soccer sponsored and donated prizes, awards, food, and10 free home FC Dallas tickets to any home game.
March 21,2011- Dream Big Soccer held a clinic for the girls of the U-12 Chelsea F.C. team of the East Dallas Soccer Association. All the girls at the camp went through speed, agility, technical, tactical, and physical training. They also received free balls, shirts, certificates, prizes, and more.
March 8, 2011-DREAM BIG SELECTED FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS SMU “Big !Deas” Contest!
The Bid !Deas program is one of the most prestigious programs to be selected to in SMU. The Big !Deas project addresses the fact that, “major city faces complex problems that require insight from many disciplines. Big iDeas project proposals should be aimed at addressing topics relating to such problems…” –SMU.
March 4, 2011-Dream Big Founder and CEO speaks at Clark H.S. about career and Dream Big.
Brad Namdar, founder and CEO of Dream Big was asked to speak to the students at Clark High School, in Plano, TX, about his career as a coach/student/Dream Big. Here are some of the comments Clark H.S. students had.
“ Dream Big sounds like the next big thing, and I want to get on board!”
“Brad was the best speaker we had ever… he makes you want to do the best you can.”
“Dream Big is something that any young kid would want to help with.”
Feb 26, 2010- Brad Namdar, Founder and CEO of Dream Big/ Dream Big Soccer was invited to be the speaker at the AALEC (Asian American Leadership Education Conference) at SMU. Brad was the only student speaker and rep. of SMU at the event. He spoke at the Hughes-Trigg Theatre, in front of over 200 high school students about Dream Big, and inspired them to start some projects of their own!
Nov.26-27, 2010- Dream Big Soccer and Brad Namdar have been asked to help with the Thanks Giving and Karen Community National Soccer Tournament. Founder and CEO Brad Namdar have been asked to be the Honorary Commissioner of the event. He will be constructing, organizing, and is the ultimate authority of this nation wide adult men’s tournament. Teams from all over the country will be playing in this tournament, and is a huge honor for Dream Big and Brad.
Nov. 20, 2010- Dream Big Soccer partnered up with the IRC (International Rescue Committee) to through a Dream Big Soccer event for the refuges living in the Dallas area. At the event, over 200 refugee children attending the soccer camp, and received a free ball, shirt, prizes, awards, and more. All the children participated in a 8 station circuit, followed by scrimmaging, and snack/break time.
Nov.13, 2010- Dream Big, held its first ever Dream Big basketball for the children of J.W. Ray Elementary School. At this event over 50 J.W. Ray students attended the event, and ran through a 5 station circuit. All the children received a free ball, shirt, prizes, awards, and more.
Nov. 12,2010-Dream Big- Pep Rally/ Banner drop-off. Dream Big held a pep-rally for the children of J.W. Ray Elementary School. The pep-rally consisted of a live D.J. , motivational speaking, and a performance from SMU’s Mustang Mavericks.
Nov. 5, 2010- Dream Big Soccer- donates FC Dallas tickets, and Dream Big Soccer coaching lesson for the Alpha Chi Omega Couture fundraising event for the Genesis Women’s Shelter. In attendance as speakers at the honorary event were former President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State (and Alpha Chi Omega alumnae) Condoleezza Rice.
October 29,2010- Dream Big- Halloween Card drop-off. Dream Big dropped off motivational pumpkin cards to the students of J.W. Ray Elementary School. The cards were made by SMU students with messages about “Why we like college”. These cards were made to motivate the students to look forward to college.
May 1, 2010- The Family Place Fundraiser -Dream Big Soccer- donated 2 free private soccer lessons, and 8 free FC Dallas game tickets to The Family Place fun raising auction, hosted by Prestonwood Polo & Country Club.
April 24, 2010- Dream Big- Brad Namdar, hosting the SMU Polo on the Lawn event at Prestonwood Polo & Country Club.
April 10, 2010- Dream Big Soccer held is first camp! The camp was for the children of the Vickery Meadow Community/ Heart House children. Over 300 children attended the event and over 250 volunteers came to help run/coach/organize the camp. All the children received free balls, shirts, training, gear, awards, prizes, certificates, and more. This was a great turnout for Dream Big Soccer’s first camp!
March 18, 2010- Dream Big Soccer held a mini-clinic for the children of Heart House in Dallas. Donating soccer balls and playing small-sided games.