The Art of Helping Fundraiser November 11, 2017

Painting by Zufar Bikbov

Painting by Zufar Bikbov

Big Dreams Children's Foundation's The Art of Helping Fundraiser  took place on November 11, 2017 at the beautiful Branson Hall of the Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Westport, CT. The event featured works of the talented and recognized CT based artist Zufar Bikbov. Suzanne and Gunnar Sahlin, Sarah Chesler and Liliya Bikbova with her daughter Kadriya performed during the evening. With over 80 people attending, the event was a big success.

Painting by Zufar Bikbov

Painting by Zufar Bikbov

Sarah Chesler

Sarah Chesler

Suzanne and Gunnar Sahlin

Suzanne and Gunnar Sahlin

Zufar Bikbov

Zufar Bikbov

Liliya Bikbova

Liliya Bikbova

Trip to the USA a great success!

Big Dreams organized a trip to Dallas, TX and New York City for 5 top students of the Dmitrov Orphanage for Children with Disabilities. In the 12 days in the United States, among others the students visited REACH of Dallas, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Richardson High School, Dallas Zoo, Fort Worth, the Statue of Liberty, went on numerous city tours in both Dallas and New York City. 

Malkin Hosts Fundraiser To Help Families Of KHL Plane Crash Victims

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Penguins’ players and fans came together this weekend to help the families of a Russian hockey team lost in a plane crash earlier this year. On Sept. 7, a plane carrying the players and coaches of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team crashed in Russia, killing 44 people.On Sunday evening, a benefit for “Flight Team Lokomotiv” was held at Bossa Nova in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Russian native and Penguins star forward Evgeni Malkin hosted the fundraiser. Dozens attended the event where there was an auction and other fundraising activities.

It’s very important to me and thanks to everyone for coming tonight – my teammates, my friends. We did good stuff tonight, and try raising money for family and children and parents in Russia. I hope it works tonight, and I hope it’s not the last one. – Evgeni Malkin

Other Penguins players were there too, including Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal, Paul Martin and Brooks Orpik. During their game last month, the Penguins and Washington Capitals wore jerseys with special commemorative Lokomotiv patches, which were later auctioned off by the NHL.

Fundraiser a huge success

On Sept 7, 2011, 44 lives were lost in the worst tragedy in professional hockey history. A plane carrying crew members, hockey personnel, coaches and players of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team went down, breaking the hearts of their loved ones near and far.

Big Dreams Children Foundation is raising money for the widows and children left behind by this tragic accident.

Our first fundraiser for this project took place on November 13, 2011, at Bossa Nova in Pittsburgh. It was hosted by Evgeni Malkin. The event was very successful. Thank you to all who participated. Donations benefiting this cause are still being accepted through our PayPal Donation link.