Nate Gurney of Manchester joined us on the Moose Morning Show to talk about the huge fundraiser Saturday, June 16 for The Dream Factory. They grant dreams to critically and chronically ill children between the ages of 3 - 18.

The Gurney's daughter, 6-year old Lauren, who has many health issues, wished to become a princess for a day. Her dream came true when she was able to go to Walt Disney World.

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NHL Star, Stanley Cup Champion, Pittsburgh Penguin Brian Dumoulin, from Biddeford is a cousin to Lauren's mom, Jessica. Brian saw what The Dream Factory did for Lauren and wanted to give back and help other Maine children. That's where 'Skate For Dreams with Brian Dumoulin' comes in.

Brian will skate with all skaters at the New England Ice Arena in Biddeford, for 'Open Skate,' and also will develop and work with hockey players in specialized clinics. Open Skate is $25 for 30 minutes per skater. No age limits. Clinics are $40 for Mites (25 minutes ice time) and $70 for all other age groups (45 minutes ice time).

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There will also be a silent auction, bounce house for kids and a craft beer garden. Events occur through out the day starting at 11:15am, and ending with closing ceremonies at 5:15pm.

One-hundred percent of all the money raised will be used to grant dreams to children, right here in Maine.

More details here  and on their facebook page, and in our interview with Nate Gurney below.

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