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Gun Violence Prevention Celebrity Weekend

March 9 - March 10, 2024


Chase Your Dreams Initiative, Inc is 501(c)(3)

non-profit organization founded in March 2020 in Lanham, Maryland. The non-profit was created to address community needs in the areas of economics, career development, education, sports, and entrepreneurship to improve the quality of life in communities throughout the United States of America.

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To help people by influencing, inspiring and to innovate with the purpose of pursing a dream. Dreams require action with the intent to listen and learn. Our goal is to help people achieve their dreams!



Chase your dreams initiative is working with several non-profits throughout Maryland and across the country to create programs that will enhance local communities. Our work has just begun!


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March 9 - March 10, 2023

March 9th  |  Teen Summit Panel & Workshop  / Resource Fair

@Severn Intergenerational Center 

11:00am - 5:00pm

March 10th  |   AACPS Staff/Students vs. AACO Police & Fire

+ Celebrity Basketball Game @ Old Mill High School

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Mark your calendars for a powerful weekend dedicated to combating gun violence and fostering community unity. Join us on March 9th and 10th, 2024, for a two-day event filled with inspiration, education, and action.

On Saturday, March 9th, join us at Seven Intergenerational Center for the Gun Violence Prevention Teen Summit, presented by the Chase Your Dreams Initiative. From 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, engage in thought-provoking discussions, empowering workshops, and impactful activities aimed at understanding and addressing the root causes of gun violence. With the support of our headline sponsor, Maryland Live Casino, alongside M&T Bank and Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), this summit promises to be a transformative experience for all.

Then, on Sunday, March 10th, the momentum continues with the Gun Violence Prevention Celebrity Game. Starting at 1:00 PM, watch as Anne Arundel County Public School Staff/Students take on Anne Arundel County Police & Fire in an exhilarating preliminary match. At 3:00 PM, don't miss the main event—a star-studded celebrity showdown featuring local luminaries and special guests, all coming together to advocate for peace and safety in our communities.

Both days will feature engaging activities, powerful speakers, and opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals and organizations. Together with our sponsors, including Maryland Live Casino, M&T Bank, and AACPS, we're proud to lead the charge in promoting gun violence prevention and community resilience.

Don't miss this chance to be part of something meaningful. Register now and join us as we unite to make a difference

Donations can be made via:




Christmas Village 
2023 Meade Village Community Toy Drive Giveaway


December 16, 2023

@ Severn Intergenerational Center

Spread the joy and warmth of the holiday season with our Annual Christmas Village 2023 Meade Village Community Toy Drive Giveaway! Join us as we come together to share gifts, laughter, and festive cheer with families in need. Together, let's make this holiday season a memorable one for all.

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Boys & Girls Club @ Severn Center Community
Mural Projects

December 2023

@ Boys & Girls Club @ Severn Intergenerational Center 

Embark on a journey of community pride and artistic expression with the Boys & Girls Club @ Severn Center Community Mural Projects. Located at the Severn Intergenerational Center, these two captivating murals stand as vibrant testaments to the spirit and diversity of the Western part of Anne Arundel County. On the exterior of the building, the 'We Are Community' mural celebrates the rich tapestry of cultures and people that call this area home, showcasing unity and belonging. Inside the Boys & Girls Club locker/bathroom hallway, the 'Maryland' themed mural invites you to explore the beauty and heritage of our great state. Join us in celebrating the power of art to unite and uplift our community.


Boxing Leadership & Training Academy
Hosted by Sherman Artis, Rocky Cormier and Tony Jeter

Starting on October 26, 2023

(Every Thursday for a limited time)

@ Severn Center Gym

Step into the ring of empowerment and skill-building at the Boxing Leadership & Training Academy, hosted by Sherman Artis, Rocky Cormier, and Tony Jeter. This dynamic event offers a unique opportunity to hone your boxing prowess, learn from seasoned professionals, and foster leadership qualities both in and out of the ring. Join us for an unforgettable experience of growth, camaraderie, and achievement.


Basketball Court Mural
Meade Village Park

Sponsored by Anne Arundel County, Tunnel Vision, Anne Arundel County Park & Recs, Queen Family Foundation,  Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, DTLR, United Way & ACDS

May 20, 2023

@ Meade Village Park, Severn, MD

Elevate the game with the vibrant Basketball Court Mural at Meade Village Park, a collaborative masterpiece sponsored by Anne Arundel County, Tunnel Vision, Anne Arundel County Park & Recs, Queen Family Foundation, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, DTLR, United Way, and ACDS. Immerse yourself in the fusion of art and athleticism as this stunning mural transforms the court into a dynamic canvas, inspiring community pride and fostering a love for the game. Join us in celebrating the intersection of sport and creativity with this monumental work of art.

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Social Justice Telethon
Virtual Fund Raiser

Monday 12th July, 2021

Stream on Facebook Live

The purpose of this event is to raise funds to support the Social Justice Celebrity Charity Weekend and to raise funds to be donated to charity and non-profit organizations benefiting communities in Anne Arundel County. 

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Social Justice
Celebrity Charity Weekend 

July 22nd - July 24th 2021

Purpose is to continue to spread awareness on the topic of Social Justice and to unite through sports for equality of all people. To raise funds to support renovations to Chambers Park, donate to local charities & non-profits, and to honor & make a donation to the Breonna Taylor Foundation

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Tunnel Vision Summer League Basketball

July 3rd through August 22nd, 2020

Located in Severn, Maryland.

This league was created by Tunnel Vision to inspire unity and competitive play in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Teams feature professional athletes, college and high school players.

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On Mondays starting July 5th from 12:30 until 1:30 pm

teenagers are encouraged to participate in our summer program. We will have games, art projects, read story's and have creative programs that will allow teenagers to explore.


Meade Village Park Pavilion

Severn, md 21144

located at the lower end of the park

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