Meet Monique

Meet Monique, a high school senior living in Charlotte, NC, who loves all things basketball – and especially a shiny trophy! She enjoys being on a team and spending that special time on the court with her friends.

Monique’s guardian, Lisa, was her teacher in the fifth grade and knew she wanted to provide a safe and loving environment for this dreamer. She told us that she fell in love with Monique’s heart and personality, and we can certainly see why! This teenager is so excited about life and her joy is contagious. Monique gets giddy about the little things and loves to spend time truly connecting with others.

Living with an intellectual disability has never stopped her fun-loving personality from shining bright. Monique is caring and always makes everyone around her smile. If she is not on the basketball court, she can be found making friendship bracelets or playing with her dog.

It would be a dream come true for Monique to be a VIP at the ACC Women’s Basketball tournament!

Monique's Dream

Monique had a fantastic Atlantic Coast Conference Dream weekend thanks to our friends with the ACC!

Day one kicked off bright and early on Saturday morning. Monique was surprised at her house as she discovered her ACC Women’s Basketball Dream was coming true! Sweet Monique had been waiting patiently for us all night and was so excited to give our team friendship bracelets. In turn, the Dream Team gifted Monique her very own trophy and custom jersey!

Monique traveled in style to Greensboro Coliseum and participated in FanFest where she won some sweet ACC gear. We then headed into the semifinal games and watched as Notre Dame Women’s Basketball and Wolfpack Women’s Basketball take the win in their respective matches. During halftime, the ACC Network invited Monique onto their set to hang out with the announcers, which she loved. Thank you Kelley Gramlich and Ivory Latta!

Once the games ended, the crew checked into Grandover Resort & Spa, a Wyndham Grand Hotel, where Monique was surprised with a gift basket and balloons. She quickly changed into her swimsuit and enjoyed some time in the pool. Afterwards, the crew ended their night with a delicious dinner at Finial.

Day two started with a delicious breakfast at the hotel followed by Monique absolutely dominating in bowling at Triad Lanes Bowling Alley. Then it was back to FanFest at the coliseum before watching Notre Dame Women’s Basketball defeat NC State Women’s Basketball in a real nail biter. The game was electric and Monique was overjoyed! Our friends at the ACC even recognized Monique in the game with a special gift. The crowd went nuts and everyone around her gave lots of high-fives.

Thank you to the Atlantic Coast Conference for continually going above and beyond for our Dreamers.

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