Youth Development

Cool Dreams, Inc.

  • Kennesaw, GA
  • www.CoolDreams.net

Mission Statement

As stated in our corporate charter Founded in 2001 by Brenda and Bill Borden, the purpose of Cool Dreams, Inc. a Kennesaw, Georgia based, Wasillia, Alaska Non-Profit Corporation, is to provide a medium to allow Iditarod Mushers/Finishers to bring the fact-based stories, demonstrations and live exhibitions, to youth and adults alike, of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, the longest sled dog adventure in the world, which travels though the wilderness of Alaska, celebrating the lifesaving diphtheria serum delivery of 1925 that saved the children of Nome, Alaska, and through those tales of the trail, to teach about planning, goal setting and that through Faith, anything is possible. Further, to educate school-age children on the sport of sled dog racing, including the humanitarian treatment of the animals used in arctic life, and the history and culture of Native Alaskans through a variety of community programs and services and to promote learning about a select group of canine athletes and their participation in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in the classroom, whether it be in the school system or the business community. Further to collect, compile and share knowledge of care and training for the canine sports athlete with veterinarians, mushers, researchers and the young enthusiasts of sled dog sports. Further to provided one such tool to accomplish this goal is to support the Cool Dreams Presentation Experience. The goal of the Cool Dreams presentations is to share with interested groups Bill Borden?s experiences during his 2002 running of Alaska?s Last Great Race and how through proper planning, goal setting and through Faith, anything is possible. Through a live sled dog demonstrations, equipment demonstrations, multi-media presentation that includes actual photos from the Iditarod Trail, videos of racing dogs and a powerful personal testimony, Bill Borden in one of our Iditarod Finishers that explains how this southern boy was able to become the 540th person in the world to conquer 1151 miles of the harshest terrain Alaska has to offer and live to tell about it. To educate children, young and old, about the following of their individual dream and the perseverance to achieve that dream. The Cool Dreams board shall promote participation and coverage in and of the International Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and oversee the educational visits to schools and other forums. The purpose of these visits is to allow youth to experience and learn more about topics such as animal husbandry, the care and feeding of the Alaska Sled Dog and its participation in the International Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and, through the efforts of the corporation, to field a sled dog team as necessary to allow for the aforestated experience.

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Service Areas

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National

From Georgia to Alaska, National, and Southeast

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer since 2001

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Dr. Bill Borden

Keywords

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Schools, Children, Scout, Faith, God, Iditraod, Sled Dogs, Dogs, church, perseverance, goals, Alaska, Georgia, Elementary, Middle, School, scouts

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EIN

58-2648100

 Number

1036590221

Also Known As

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

Commemorative Events (A84)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Overview

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now with over 300,000 children served and the topic into over 6,000 schools nationwide we continue to do much with little.  we hope to be able to fund the educational signs for school age children in a local park this year, you can read more about that at www.CoolDreams.net(http://www.CoolDreams.net)

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Program 1

Cool Dreams takes the tales of the trail of Alaska?s Iditarod Sled Dog Race into local classrooms, church groups, scout troops, and more. This platform serves to capture the attention of the audience but what they hear is a much needed, much deeper message, revolving around the word ?God? being said in public school and that through Him anything is possible. The teachers are thrilled; the kids are receptive and the dogs love the attention. This mission does cost money, funding is always an issue and we do not want to disappoint any of the schools. Thank you for your consideration of this humble request. No amount is too small. .

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Service Areas

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From Georgia to Alaska, National, and Southeast

Funding Needs

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Cool Dreams, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Dr. Bill Borden

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BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Bill Borden

Cool Dreams, Inc.

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