(photo courtesy of Kyle Harrison, President of Firestorm Charities)

LEXINGTON — Firestorm Charities, a local nonprofit biker organization, has teamed up with the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City and G.O.A.R. Charities to bring the first annual Dreamville, USA to Lexington. President of Firestorm Charities Kyle Harrison explains what his organization does.

Harrison says most everyone in Firestorm Charities “has something to do with firefighters or EMS. I had a motorcycle wreck not too long ago and I’m no longer able to volunteer for the fire, so we do this. We’re all about helping people. We watch who we let into our group.”

Firestorm Charities is its own organization and does plenty to help those who need it, but the group has a lot of respect for the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City. For anyone who isn’t familiar with the organization, Harrison elaborates.

Harrison says the organizations had originally planned to have the Dreamville, USA event last year.

Dreamville, USA is a multifaceted event for adults and children alike. Basically, bikers who choose to participate will gather at a starting point and ride as a group. Because the original starting point has recently closed, Harrison says riders should pay close attention for an announcement, via Firestorm Charities’ social media page or website, about a new location. Bikers will wrap up their run between 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m., just in time for the first of several bands to begin playing live music.

Vendors and concessions will be set up for purchases and, although alcohol is allowed at the event, it’s equally designed to entertain and to accommodate children. A car show will also take place that day. Perhaps the most anticipated part of the event is when a child, chosen by the Dream Factory, will receive surprise notice that his or her ‘dream’ will be granted.

Harrison shows some gratitude for fellow charities and sponsors who are helping pull the day together.

Dreamville, USA takes place from 9 a.m. Saturday, July 24, to 12 a.m. Sunday, July 25, at 111 South 11th Street in Lexington. General admission is $20 with all proceeds going to the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City.  For questions, or to register as a vendor for the event, click here.