Joseph & Joy's Dream

Meet Joseph & Joy

Meet Joseph and Joy – our first set of sibling Dream recipients!

Joseph, age 16, and Joy, age 10, both live with Down syndrome. This dynamic duo loves playing basketball for their local Special Olympics team and takes any opportunity they can to sink a basket.

Both on and off of the court, Joseph and Joy are each other’s biggest fans and cheerleaders. Their happiness radiates and it is a joy to be around them.

In addition to living with Down syndrome, Joseph has also undergone multiple surgeries and is on a number of medications due to health complications. He is unable to participate in activities for long periods of time, but Joy is always by his side to cheer him on.

Joseph and Joy are never caught without a smile on their faces and we cannot wait to make their ACC Basketball Dreams come true…together!

Joseph & Joy's Dream


Dream Kids, and siblings, Joy and Joseph had the most stellar kick off to Selection Sunday at the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament!
Upon arrival at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons the team gave an incredibly warm welcome and had gift baskets waiting for the kids in their room. After checking in, the family loved watching Duke Men’s Basketball and Miami Men’s Basketball square off before heading off to bed.
On the second day, the family had a blast at Celebration Station Greensboro, NC who went above and beyond for our Dream Team! From here, the team enjoyed some time at the Greensboro Science Center and an amazing meal at Kau.
After dinner the family headed to the coliseum to enjoy Fan Fest! Our friends with the ACC, Dillon and Skylar, rolled out the red carpet by giving the family a behind the scenes tour and even time on the court.
Then our friends with the ACC Network invited the family to come check out their set up and Joseph and Joy loved every second of it. Big thank you to Kelsey Riggs, Joel Berry, Carlos Boozer, and Luke Hancock.
From there the family watched almost courtside as the Blue Devils took home the title! Our friends at the ACC even brought Joy and Joseph out on the court to introduce them during halftime of the championship game!

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