About Dream Drives for Kids
Dream Drives for Kids was founded in 2014 by Eric and Amity Peterson in Portland, Oregon when they decided that they wanted to do more with their small collection of sports cars than just own and drive them.
Thanks to encouragement from a family friend who worked at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, the Peterson's worked with medical professionals, social workers, and other non-profits to create a unique opportunity for children undergoing medical treatment.
While the idea seemed incredulous at first — driving other people's children who were undergoing treatment for serious disease around in high horsepower sports cars — the Peterson's refused to take "no" for an answer, and instead kept asking everyone "why not?" The result is an organization that brings joy to hundreds of children every year!
Dream Drives for Kids Amazing Partners
Dream Drives for Kids works in partnership with OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, the Children's Cancer Association, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Without all of their support our job of connecting with children and their families would be much more difficult.
We are also delighted to have partnered with the team at Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo to provide access to some truly incredible cars after each Dream Drive.
If you know of an organization in Oregon or Southwest Washington that we should be talking to and adding to this list, please let us know!