We are ready to be back on the court! 2021 Basketball Season will be on Sunday afternoons from September 12 through November 7 with NO games on October 31st. Mandatory tryouts for placement are on Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 9am to 11am. All basketball events take place at RiverLakes Ranch Community Park, 3825 Riverlakes Dr. Registration online only.
Fall 2021 Virtual Karate
June 2, 2021
Registration is open for fall virtual Karate in partnership with 1World Martial Arts. This 10- week program is suitable for all ability levels and athletes ages 5 to 22. Registration is is $20 through June 30th and increases to $30 through July 31st. Scholarships available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Concert for the Causes- Saturday, June 5th
April 20, 2021
In partnership with Wounded Heroes Fund and MARE Therapeutic Riding Center, the League of Dreams presents Concert for the Causes, an outdoor country concert at the Kern County Raceway benefitting all 3 organizations. Artists include Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr., Bakersfield's own Jim Ranger and local artists Joe Peters and Boones Farm Trio. Tickets are on sale now and start at $50.
Month of Giving going on now!
March 10, 2021
Visit any of the 6 Bakersfield locations during the month of March to make a donation to the League of Dreams! Then, make sure to plan lunch or dinner with Jersey Mike's Subs on March 31st! The Day of Giving donations 100% of sales back to League of Dreams!
League of Dreams Gala
March 10, 2021
The League of Dreams will host a smaller, in person and outdoor Gala on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Tickets and sponsorship are available now. Dinner will be served by Salty's BBQ with live music from Jon Ranger. Live auction. LoD guest family, Carlos and Amy Betancourt will talk about their experiences with League of Dreams.
Gymnastics is back! Registration is open for our 8- week spring gymnastics program in partnership with American Kids Sports Center. Classes will run Saturdays, April 10 through May 29 at the Southwest location. Registration is $30through March 19 and increases to $40 on March 20, 2021. Space is limited due to small class sizes and is first come first serve. Athletes must be between the ages of 5 and 22 to participate. Registration must be completed online to confirm spot. For more information ca
2021 Virtual Karate Season
December 11, 2020
Virtual Karate is an online program allowing athletes with disabilities the chance to reach their goals and move up in the martial arts levels. We will offer 2 classes on Saturday afternoons from January 23 to March 27. White to Yellow belt and Yellow to Advanced Yellow belt classes are available. Registration is online only. Athletes must meet LoD requirements to participate.
Our annual Breakfast with Santa is going to be a Drive Thru at the Applebee's in the Marketplace on Saturday, December 5th from 8am to 10am. Tickets are $10 person with children 2 and younger free. Each person must have a ticket and the ticket includes a pancake breakfast to go! A picture with Santa in front of your vehicle with be sent digitally. We know Santa photos are different this year, but we hope you will support the League of Dreams through this event! Call 661-616-9122 for your tickets
Tacos & Tempranillo
September 30, 2020
Join us for this virtual event to raise money for League of Dreams! $65 includes tacos for 2 (a total of 8 pulled pork street tacos from Brooklyn's BBQ) and a bottle of 2017 Tlo Wines Tempranillo. Pick up your dinner and wine from Tlo then hope on Zoom to hear from Avery Zaninovich on the pairings!
ADAPTIdance This Fall
September 2, 2020
KDA and the League of Dreams are proud to host the 4th annual ADAPTIdance: DANCE + DISABILITY program this fall! We are delighted to welcome a new group of ADAPTIdance participants that will learn inclusive and creative dances that are accessible and adaptable for movers with and without disabilities. The five-week program will host weekly classes that are goal-oriented and driven towards success. At the culmination of the program, ADAPTIdancers will be invited to a safe, socially-distant final
The League of Dreams' annual Autism on the Run is going virtual which means you can run, walk, skip, or bike anywhere you choose from November 1 through November 30th. Runners will receive a shirt, goodie bag and medal. Click Read More below to go to the registration site.
The League of Dreams is offering a virtual karate class at a discounted rate for athletes! This 10- week course is designed for athletes of all ability levels and includes a Gi and belt. Classes are Saturday afternoons. Registration is $40 and must be completed by August 28th.
2020 Summer Fencing
May 13, 2020
Our first fencing session was such a hit that we are bringing it back for a second session! Registration will open June 1, 2020. The season will run on Saturdays at the Women's Club of Bakersfield with Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation. Online registration only.
League of Dreams Prepares for Give Big Kern
April 21, 2020
Give Big Kern is Kern County's local giving day and this year it means so much more to the nonprofits including League of Dreams. Read more in the article from Observer News.
Gymnastics in Partnership with American Kids Sports Center
February 4, 2020
The League of Dream is partnering with American Kids Sports Center to offer a gymnastics program!
Gymnastics is an 8 week program on Saturday mornings starting March 7th. Registration is open online now!
2020 Baseball Season
December 30, 2019
The 2020 Baseball season will begin on Sunday, March 15th with Opening Day at CSUB's Hardt Field. Registration opens January 1, 2020. Mandatory tryouts for placement are February 8th.
League of Dreams Director Named in 2019's 20 Under 40 People to Watch
July 9, 2019
League of Dreams Executive Director Jessica Mathews was named as one of 2019's 20 People to Watch in the Bakersfield Life Magazine. Mathews has served as the League Director since 2012.
Basketball registration is open for athletes and volunteers.
Athletes must be 5-22 . All first time athletes must submit diagnosis confirmation. The season runs on Sunday afternoons from September 15- November 3 at RiverLakes Ranch Community Park.
2019 Baseball Season Concludes
May 13, 2019
The 2019 baseball season has come to an end. Families celebrated Mother's Day out at the ball park and athletes received their trophies!
Registration for Bowling 2019 will be open from April 1st through May 31st. The season will run 6 weeks on Sundays from June 2- July 7 at Southwest Lanes. Angel volunteers are needed as well.
2019 Baseball Season
January 9, 2019
Registration is open for the 2019 Baseball Season. Tryouts for placement are Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Fruitvale Norris Park and Opening Day is Sunday, March 10, 2019 at CSUB's Hardt Field follow their baseball game! Register now!
League of Dreams Gala
November 21, 2018
Join us for the 8th Annual League of Dreams Gala Dinner and Auction.
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the breathtaking Hathaway Ranch. Dinner served family style from Frugatti's, live entertainment by Lonely Avenue and so much more!
Reserved Seating for 8 $1,200
Autism on the Run
October 3, 2018
Autism on the Run is a family friendly 2k and 5k event at CSUB's Alumni Park. This year's event will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018.
Check in and on site registration at 9am and walk/run at 10am. Register as a team (3 or more people) and save! Register online at Active.com search Autism on the Run!