Dream teams: Gardeners are hands-on at national headquarters where dreams come true

The Dispatch: Columbus and Starkville, Mississippi by Jan Swoope Even those who know of the Catch-A-Dream Foundation may not realize its national headquarters are in the Golden Triangle’s backyard. Tucked on a wooded 43 acres southwest of Starkville are a rustic visitor center and bunkhouse-turned-office where a small, dedicated staff work every day to make […]


Coastal Angler Magazine  |  Naples Edition by Capt. Tom Bailas June 30, 2019 Several months ago, I received a phone call from Spencer Brunson, Project Manager for the Catch-A-Dream Foundation. He wanted to let me know that they had another child and family that matched us as an outfitter to take out fishing.    Catch-A-Dream […]

Whitetails Unlimited Completes Dream Sheds III

The Outdoor Wire Article FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/26/2019 Whitetails Unlimited wrapped up its Dream Sheds III Program. The program brought in nearly $75,000 for the Catch-A-Dream Foundation. Since the inception of Dream Sheds in 2012, Whitetails Unlimited has provided grants totaling over $389,000 to the Catch-A-Dream Foundation. The Dream Sheds concept began when Mark and […]

Local teen granted fishing trip through Catch-A-Dream Foundation

WCBI by Cash Matlock GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Miss. (WCBI) – John Corbell has been through a lot during his 16 years of life. Last year WCBI brought you the story of John’s heart transplant. Not too long after that surgery, he found out that his heart medication had caused him to develop lymphoma. Recently, John was […]

Volunteer of the Year – Adam Quick

For the most significant demonstration nationally of commitment to “the Vision” of the Catch-A-DreamFoundation through contribution of time, energy and talents toward fulfilling and perpetuating the mission of the Program. 2018 Recipient: Adam Quick of Oxford, MS A native of Jackson, MS, Adam Quick graduated from Jackson Academy.  He is a 2003 graduate of The University of […]

Catching Up with Catch-A-Dream

“You’ve been given a great gift, George:  A chance to see what the world would be like without you.”  In Frank Capra’s classic 1946 Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” Clarence, the angel, counseled George Bailey after George had contemplated ending his own life in the midst of depressing circumstances.  By many accounts, this is the #1 greatest Christmas movie […]

Nonprofit Awards

Mississippi Business Journal December 21, 2018 E-Editionby Ross ReilyDecember 2018 In this issue of the Mississippi Business Journal, we highlight Mississippi’s nonprofits for the first time. This year, we recognize and honor a great group of Mississippi nonprofits that range across a broad spectrum of people and places in Mississippi. We first conceived Mississippi’s Top […]


Coastal Angler Magazine SARASOTA/BRADENTON/VENICE Edition By Mike Short, Catch-A-Dream Volunteer Host December 2018 View here Mike, how are your sea legs these days? That was how my introduction to offshore fishing with Captain Tom Bailas began. Little did I know then the impact that he and his wife, first mate Trisha, would have on me […]

Catching A Dream

Coastal Angler Magazine By Capt. Tom Bailas August 2018 View PDF here Sometimes things in life are definitely in the hands of the man up above. We travel to the Florida Keys every year in June to do some fun fishing with our families and friends. This year we rented a beautiful home in Tavernier […]

Granting Wishes

Whitetails Unlimited Magazine By Jeff Schinkten, President Fall 2018 View PDF here Dream Sheds III extends Whitetails Unlimited’s partnership with the Drury brothers and Catch-A-Dream Foundation. Our most recent effort, Dream Sheds II, combined with an extremely successful effort during WTU’s 2012 fiscal year, generated more than $290,000 for the Catch-A-Dream Foundation. As I have […]