Meet Skylar

Meet Skylar! This young man from High Point, NC is already conquering the world. This dreamer doesn’t wait for opportunities to find him because, at just 15-years-old, he has already started his own popcorn company and is a star player on his school’s basketball team! His heart is so big he even has high aspirations of becoming a detective so he can bring more good into the world.

Basketball has always been an important aspect of Skylar’s life. Since Skylar lives with Autism, his development has looked different than those of his peers. Skylar did not talk until he was 5 years old, so his main form of communication was through activity, especially basketball. As Skylar grew up, sports became a way for him to connect to his peers and the world around him, and now it’s become one of his biggest passions!

Skylar’s ultimate sports dream is to attend a Golden State Warriors home game and see his favorite player, Steph Curry, take the court! Skylar would love the chance to be in the same room with the team that has inspired him from such a young age.

Skylar's Dream

Egypt and Skylar had a blast kicking off their Golden State Warriors double Dream!

Skylar was waiting with bags in hand for the Dream Team ready to go when they arrived at this house. He even had bags of popcorn, from his very own popcorn company, ready for members of the Dream Team.

Skylar’s day two started with a GoCar tour of the city including views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Crissy Field East Beach, Alcatraz, and more! Then the crew waked through Chinatown before chowing down on some In-N-Out.

From here, Skylar and Egypt met up at Oracle Park for a San Francisco Giants game. They were able to watch batting practice up close and even had the chance to meet and chat with Giants’ catcher, Patrick Bailey, who generously gave them autographed balls and batting gloves! From here everyone headed to their private suite, donated by Chevrolet.

Skylar’s heart beat with joy as he woke up on day three to a surprise text inviting him to tour Alcatraz, a destination he had only dreamed of visiting. The morning was filled with anticipation as Skylar earned a special Boy Scouts badge: the Junior Ranger – Alcatraz Island badge. This unique experience, a testament to his determination, ensured that Skylar would have a badge no one else in his Scout Troop would possess, making it an even more memorable achievement!

Finally, both Skylar and Egypt met up at the Chase Center to watch the Golden State Warriors take on the Utah Jazz. Skylar and Egypt were shocked by a backstage tour of the arena, where they explored inside restaurants and suites, admired artwork, and checked out private boxes! Settling into their court-side seats, they watched the Warriors warm up, getting an up-close view of the players in action.

The Warriors Community team then surprised them with gift shop and food vouchers, allowing them to stock up on souvenirs and enjoy snacks during the game. Armed with swag from the gift shop, they cheered loudly for their favorite team. They even made it onto the Jumbotron during halftime, where the Warriors celebrated them and their incredible journeys.

As the Warriors secured a win, it was the perfect end to a dream-come-true experience for Egypt and Skylar.

Thank you to the Argonaut Hotel and Blue Mermaid Chowder House and Bar for taking such great care of our families as well as to Lockton Companies for sponsoring Skylar’s Dream!

Dream Snapshots