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Dream and Do Held at NYSEG for Third Year

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At only 10 months old, Corning native Dave Clark contracted polio. However, he didn't let this adversity stop him from following his dreams of playing pro baseball.

And now Clark, and the Dave Clark Foundation, hosts camps to inspire others to follow their dreams. Saturday, the foundation's Disability Dream and Do was held for the third year at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton. More than 80 participants, the largest turn out yet, came out for a day of baseball fun including catching, hitting and throwing exercises with B-Mets players themselves. And Clark says that even if baseball isn't someone's dream, it's important to follow through in whatever their aspiration may be.

"To get your dream to come true, you've got to be a dreamer that does. And so what I'm hoping happens here is that whatever the dreams these kids have; is that they realize it doesn't just happen by me dreaming, but I've got to work to obtain that dream too," said Dave Clark, founder of the Dave Clark Foundation.

"They asked me for a couple players and I was like, 'No, we're making this a team event and I think everybody needs to go through this in order to appreciate life. And it really gives you a different look on everything," said Binghamton Mets Manager Pedro Lopez.

The foundation also says they're in the works of creating a feature-length film called "Crutches 2 Champions - The Dave Clark Story."