The community is invited to bring new, unwrapped toys to the RADD Holiday Bash, an evening of music, food and drinks.
SARASOTA, Fla. – December 12, 2022 – DreamLarge, the first registered benefit corporation on the Gulf Coast of Florida, is excited to announce a RADD Holiday Bash, a purposeful evening event in the Rosemary District celebrating the holidays and supporting those in need through a toy drive for local nonprofit, Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota and Desoto Counties.
On Thursday, December 15 from 5-8 pm, multiple free events will take place around DreamLarge (513 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236) including a festive group bike ride (pre-registration required), a live performance by the Sarasota Music Conservatory, DJ Ba$$god slinging holiday tunes, plus drinks and local food trucks including Great Heights Creamery, Cookies by the Graham, and Sarasota Eatz. All are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to DreamLarge in support of the Boys and Girls Club.
Since 1970, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties have played an integral role in the Sarasota County community, providing daily programs and services to thousands of young people. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The entire community of visitors and bike riders can support the Boys & Girls Club by bringing new, unwrapped toys to the party and participating in the free evening festivities.
BLVD Bike Rides, a group bike ride, will offer free participation and VEO bike rentals in exchange for toys. Thanks to the generosity of the City of Sarasota and its new VEO program, all VEO bikes are being provided free of charge. To register for any of the festivities and to pre-register for the bike ride, visit https://raddholidaybash.eventbrite.com
ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION
- RADD Holiday Bash (Thursday, December 15, 5-8pm)
Join us to celebrate the holiday season with friends and neighbors at the RADD Holiday Bash. Meet us at DreamLarge (513 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236) in your ugly sweaters for a night filled with music, food, bike rides, and holiday cheer! The evening will include a holiday performance from Sarasota Music Conservatory, music from DJ BA$$God, a toy drive, letters to Santa station, food trucks, a BLVD Bike Ride around the neighborhood, and more. Learn more and register online at https://raddholidaybash.eventbrite.com
- BLVD Bike Rides (Thursday, December 15, Ride begins at 5:30pm)
DreamLarge has teamed up with City of Sarasota to bring you BLVD Bike Rides: Holiday Edition, a group bike ride in downtown Sarasota on December 15. This free event is open to everyone in the community and aims to bring residents, neighbors, and friends together while enjoying a fun bike ride in downtown Sarasota. All attendees are encouraged to come ready to ride in their favorite holiday flare and decorate their bikes with lights. Thanks to the City of Sarasota, free VEO bike rentals will be available for those in need of a bike – reserve your bike at checkout. Learn more and register online at https://raddholidaybash.eventbrite.com
RADD (Rosemary Art & Design District) began as an initiative of DreamLarge in 2020 as a group of community-centric creatives with the desire to further the Rosemary District through the strategic application of creativity + design. RADD’s mission is to advance the Rosemary District as the pre-eminent Art & Design District of Sarasota while preserving the deep, cultural history of Overtown. For more information visit www.rosemarydistrict.org.
DreamLarge is a changemaking organization. As the first registered benefit corporation on the Gulf Coast of Florida, we work to inspire, impact and enrich the local community by cultivating thoughtful and creative solutions for nonprofits and purpose-driven brands. Our vision is simple: We’re dedicated to fostering a greater future for generations to come. We partner, plan, invest and strive toward building a better community. Why? At the heart of our being, we truly believe in one thing. This sentiment is our guiding light and the cornerstone of everything we do: Wherever we are, whatever we do, we have a duty to serve our community. For more information, visit www.DreamLarge.org.
About BLVD Bike Rides
BLVD Bike Rides, a community outreach initiative of DreamLarge, aims to bring residents, neighbors, and friends together to celebrate the community and cycling in downtown Sarasota. A free event, open and accessible to all, BLVD Bike Rides seeks to educate and inspire Sarasotans about the downtown area while creating a safe, fun environment to ride bikes and meet other like-minded people. For more information, visit www.DreamLarge.org.