By Shawn O’Brate
RIVERTON – This coming Saturday, as hot air balloons fill the skies and climbers from around the world flock to Lander, there is a golf tournament that has huge benefits that help local people in need every year.
That event is the annual Dreams In Motion Golf Tournament at the Riverton Country Club and this year is no different from previous Dreams In Motion events, like the one that sent local recreation manager Mary Axthelm to a Broncos game with an official NFL jersey for going in.
This year’s recipients are Riverton High School AD Reggie Miller and his family, who lost their wife and mother Roberta Miller to cancer earlier this year, and Riverton PE teacher Jay Dayton and his wife Melodie, after surviving heart surgery last year and subsequent health difficulties.
The tournament will be a four-way golf race at the country club, starting at 9 a.m., with a $100 entry fee that includes cart rental, lunch, and the chance to win big with a hole-in-the-dark prize. one available.
“These people are our heroes,” said Riverton native Bruce Tippets, Co-Founder of Dreams in Motion, “It’s Dreams in Motion’s intention to make a small dream of a person or a family come true. to have a first-class experience at a college or professional sporting event.”
In a press release, the organization Dreams in Motion announced that it would send the Millers and Daytons football tickets, hotel rooms and gas money to attend the football game of the Wyoming-BYU rivalry in Provo, Utah later this year.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this very beneficial event, please feel free to call the Dreams in Motion organization at (435) 828-7261 or the Riverton Country Club at (307) 856-4779 for more information.
Even if one just goes to the country club to donate time and money to the organization, and not participate in the golfing aspect of it, they will still help two families who have been through so much hardship and difficult times regarding medical issues and the pain that accompanies them.