Thirty models and dozens of spectators gathered Thursday to raise money for DREAM, Developing Relationships through Education, Athletics and Mentoring.
The local nonprofit foundation reaches out to underserved and less privileged children and families in our communities. The organization helps children from unstable home environments, kids struggling with peer pressure or kids needing extra support in the classroom through its tutoring and life coaching programs.
DREAM recently held its seventh annual Big DREAMS Weekend to raise the majority of its operation budget. It featured a fashion show, celebrity bowling, tailgate parties and meet-and-greet gatherings with former Husker players including Prince Amukamara and Niles Paul. This year DREAM aimed to raise $100,000 in the three-day event leading up to the
Husker spring game.
This year’s fashion show theme was “bedtime stories” to help promote children’s literacy.
Designers were asked to provide looks for five different scenes — clothing based off children’s books such as “Goodnight Moon”, “Harold and the Purple Crayon”, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, “Where the Wild Things Are” — and a ballet performance halfway through the fashion show.
Check out a few snapshots:
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