The Embrace Race Invites Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams To Benefit ëDreams for Kidsí

Published: 2007-05-16
Milton, Ontario's Ross Smith and his friend Dean Ruddy from Chicago, IL have turned their "cabin fever" into hope for underprivileged children. Ross and Dean have been playing soccer over in England professionally for the last while, but with only 5 channels of TV and a lot of time on their hands after training they've definitely had the time to come up with a lot of ideas, "Dean and I were in this massive shopping mall [in England] and were getting restlessÖso we went into this bookstore and opened up the Guinness Book of World Records and said 'lets break a record!'" Two regular guys who play soccer then began their quest.

They decided to try and break the record for the amount of hugs given in a 24 hour period (current record is 4,135)and benefit a local Chicago charity called Dreams for Kids. The organization was started on December 24, 1989 in a small room inside a homeless shelter in Englewood Illinois, in a place called Clara's House. Tom Tuohy, at the request of his mother Patricia, founded Dreams for Kids in her memory, for children to overcome adversity and see that others care for their personal welfare.

Ross is hoping to get up on stage at the Chicago Gospel Festival on June 2 and also hug people during the 7th inning stretch at the Chicago Cubs game that weekend. He's even made a short list of celebrities he'd like to see come out and support the cause at Bar Chicago and Mix Bar, which include actors Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. Kerr Smith, Ross's brother, is the lead singer of Canadian band From The Bridge and will be opening for the Saturday night's entertainment.

Please join the group, "Embrace Race" on Facebook.com and for all those in the Chicago area on June 1-2 please come out and support Ross and Dean in their most huggable mission:

June 1 - Chicago, IL - Bar Chicago (9 West Division Street)
June 2 - Chicago, IL - Dreams for Kids Benefit, Mix Bar(2843 N. Halsted)

For more information please visit http://old.dreamsforkids.org/EmbraceRace/Party.htm and for From The Bridge please visit http://www.myspace.com/fromthebridgeband.


Writer: Soul Shine Staff

   

 

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GO GUYS GO
IT'S FOR A VERY GOOD CAUSE
it's wonderous what a hug can do ..a hug can SOOTHE,DELIGHT,WARM AND CHARM ..SO TO
ALL OF YOU IN CHICAGO ON JUNE 2 AT THE CHICAGO GOSPEL FESTIVAL..STRETCH YOUR ARMS WITHOUT DELAY AND GIVE ROSS AND DEAN A HUG THAT DAY,,,XOXO FROM ROLLANDE GATINEAU QUEBEC..
Posted by: Anonymous on May 29, 2007
That rules you got to hug Jesse Jackson, we want details!
Posted by: Anonymous on June 25, 2007
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