Brayden's Dream

Meet Brayden

Meet Brayden, a fun-loving 10-year-old from Harrisburg, NC. This young man has an energy that will light up any room and a spirit that radiates joy. Brayden’s smile shines especially bright when he plays his favorite sport, golf!

Brayden’s passion for golf started out in his living room. He would watch tournaments on TV and copy the swings of all the players he looked up to. His parents quickly realized that this was something special.

Brayden lives with Down syndrome, which can present certain obstacles that his peers do not experience. However, Brayden is the definition of a dreamer. He has goals of being a professional golfer himself, and if you ask his coaches, he is well on his way.

If Brayden is not at school or playing with his friends, he is on the course with his dad, or at Topgolf, which he considers his second home.

Brayden’s ultimate sports dream is to be able to attend the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, NC. He dreams of having the firsthand experience of professional golf and learning from some of the best in the game. Brayden is excited to be in the presence of greatness and watch these athletes compete in a tournament on the PGA tour.

Brayden's Dream

Because of amazing people like you, Dream Kid Brayden had an incredible Dream Experience at the Wells Fargo Championship last week!

Brayden started his Dream at school with a school-wide send-off. Thanks to Harrisburg Elementary and the Concord Police Department, Brayden’s send-off was so special! Special thanks to our Dream Sponsor, NARI of Greater Charlotte, for not only sponsoring Brayden’s Dream, but for also having a part in his send-off.

On the first day, Brayden was gifted custom clubs, a bag, and other goodies from our friends at Titleist. He used those to show off his skills to professional golfer Will Gordon later that day during a private “lesson” where the two hit it off immediately. Titleist also signed Brayden to a one day ambassador contract.

Also included in Brayden’s Dream Experience was time to chat with professional golfers like Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, and Xander Schauffele. Brayden was also able to watch the tournament with his dad as an Honorary Observer, meaning they got to go behind the ropes to watch their favorites play. Our friends at the PGA TOUR also gave Brayden a behind the scenes tour of the media room. Throughout the entire experience, Brayden filled every room with laughter and excitement for whatever came next!

Brayden got to end his Dream with fantastic memories and great stories to share for the rest of his life. Thank you to everyone who helped Brayden’s Dream come true!

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