Category Archives: Live Your Dream Scholarship

The Live Your Dream Foundation

Posted September 12, 2014 by admin. tags:Tags: , , , , ,
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As many of you know, Paragon Wealth Management sponsors the Live Your Dream Foundation. We decided to post their email regarding the wonderful success they had this year at their fundraising event, the Raft and Run. All of the proceeds of their event goes to scholarships for single mothers. Here is what they had to say: Paragon Wealth Management is a Proud Sponsor of the   We would like to thank our 225 Participants, our 50 Volunteers and our 26 Sponsors of this years Pioneer Day Raft and Run. We would also like to give a shoutout and express our gratitude to Paragon Wealth Management and the Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation for their continued sponsorship.  Without this support the Live Your Dream Foundation would not be able to continue its mission of Empowering Single Mothers in their quest for a college education and bettering the lives of their families and our communities. Below is a link to this years video that was filmed, edited and generously donated by GMP Movies. The video features the excitement of the 2014 Raft and Run with a message of hope for two single moms who received scholarships that day from three Utah County-based companies; IdealShape, Sundance Bay and Sundance Debt Partners, along with Utah’s new Attorney General Sean Reyes. Click here to watch the video, forward this email to friends and share on social media! Click here to read the short bio’s of Tatiana Chavez and Tera Ettinger, the two single moms in the video who received the scholarships.

The 2nd Annual Pioneer Raft And Run

Posted July 8, 2014 by admin. tags:
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Dear Friends,

Since 2010 Paragon Wealth Management has sponsored the “Live Your Dream” scholarships that go to single moms in difficult situations that have a desire to attend college or trade school and better their families future.

This year we are excited to again to be part of the Live Your Dream fundraiser, The 2nd Annual Pioneer Day Raft and Run. 100% of the proceeds fund Live Your Dream Scholarships.

We would like you, your family and friends to come join us in this exciting event.  Each participant will get a Custom Designed Race Medal, 5 Mile Rafting trip down Scenic Provo Canyon, 5K Run from Vivian Park to Canyon Glen Park, Premium Dry Fit Race T-Shirt, bus transportation from Canyon Glen to Race Start and a runners packet full of surprises!

You can also support this incredible cause by making a donation online. Click here to donate:

Click here to learn more about the scholarship and how to apply. For more information and/or to register for the Raft and Run go to

Sponsors Scholarship Awards

Posted May 28, 2014 by paragon. tags:Tags: , , ,
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“Pioneer Day Raft and Run” Triples Live Your Dream Foundation’s College Scholarship Awards in 2014-2015

Annual Event Gives Single Utah Moms College Hope

PROVO, Utah—May 28, 2014–In its second year, The Pioneer Day Raft and Run will give more single moms a chance of achieving their college dreams if Paragon Wealth Management Founder and President and Live Your Dream Foundation visionary Dave Young continues to have his way. On the July 24th Pioneer Day holiday, charity event sponsor Paragon Wealth Management along with other Utah-based corporate and non-profit sponsors invite Utah families and individuals who love the outdoors to join in the fun and register to participate in this event that combines the excitement of a five-mile raft float with a 5k fun run. 

To showcase the program’s success with its scholarship recipients, the Live Your Dream Foundation produced a video to share the quality of life stories already achieved in just the past few years. 

Inspired by Young’s daughter Katie Bunnell, whose husband’s passing left her to provide for their three-month-old daughter, the “Live Your Dream” scholarship helps single mothers in difficult situations pursue a college education. The scholarship awards up to $2,000 per individual applicant and can be used for tuition at any Utah university or college. Due to an increase in demand and support from sponsors, the Live Your Dream Foundation decided to add a few more scholarships for 2014-2015; the deadline for new scholarship applications is July 18, 2014. 

The 2nd Annual Pioneer Day Raft and Run begins at Canyon Glen Park where participants load on buses for transportation to the race start, beginning with a raft trip on the Provo River to Vivian Park. Once the raft docks, each team member will be timed to the finish of the 5k run at Canyon Glen Park. To learn more about the event, prizes, and to register, visit

About The Pioneer Day Raft and Run

On Utah’s Pioneer Day (July 24, 2014), Provo-based Paragon Wealth Management in participation with High Country Adventure and other key sponsors will present Utah’s 2nd Annual The Pioneer Day Raft and Run to endow the “Live Your Dream Scholarship,” created to help single mothers achieve their dreams of completing a college degree. The scholarship awards up to $2,000 per individual applicant and can be used for tuition at any Utah university or college; in addition, scholarships for books and fees are also awarded. For more information and/or to register, go to

Media Contact:  Lee Rech
for The Pioneer Day Raft and Run
801.556.8423 – cell


The Pioneer Day Raft & Run Event Raised More Than $30K in Support of Single, Utah Moms Who Dream of a College Degree

Posted July 31, 2013 by admin. tags:Tags: , ,
2013 Pioneer Day Raft and Run

Event proceeds enable Live Your Dream Foundation to double scholarships in 2014; next scholarship submission deadline is October 15

PROVO, Utah—July 29, 2013—Onone ofthe first overcast days in July, participants from across the state gathered at  Provo River Canyon to support single, Utah moms and their mission of a college degree. Raising more than $30,000 for the Live Your Dream Foundation and Scholarship, the proceeds from this year’s inaugural Pioneer Day Raft and Run will provide tuition assistance for up to 10 more Utah moms, allowing them to finish their college degrees and improve the quality of life for their families.

“We are so excited about participant turnout at the first-ever Pioneer Day Raft and Run,” said Event Director David Kyle. “We knew we had come up with something special when we couldn’t find this exact type of race hosted anywhere else in the U.S. We never imagined how well attended this unique event would be especially as it landed on a state holiday.
We raised more proceeds than projected and are ecstatic to be able to offer more scholarships to single moms in 2014.”

The Live Your Dream Scholarship awards up to $2,000 per individual
applicant and can be used for tuition at any Utah university or college. The next submission deadline is October 15, 2013.

The Pioneer Day Raft and Run and Live Your Dream Foundation Scholarship were founded by Paragon Wealth Management Founder and CEO Dave Young after his daughter Katie lost her husband at a young age, leaving her with a three-month-old daughter to raise on her own.

Pleased with event results, the inspiration behind the scholarship and Live Your Dream Foundation President Katie Bunnell said, “I am very proud of what we have accomplished on this year’s Pioneer Day and look forward to adding more rafts and runners next year to ensure the scholarship is available to Utah moms for years to come.”

In addition to Paragon Wealth Management, generous event sponsors included The Barbara Barrington Foundation, who donated $10,000 to the event, as well High Country Adventure, Rev Media, H.M. Cole®, 26.2 Running, Kneaders®, Rubios®, Noodles and Company,, Sports Clips, among others. The Live Your Dream Foundation will continue to raise awareness for their cause and welcomes donations to the foundation and scholarship on a year-round basis. To learn more about the Pioneer Day Raft and Run, Live Your Dream scholarship and foundation mission, go to

Paragon’s Live Your Dream 5K

Posted April 7, 2011 by admin. tags:Tags: , ,


Paragon is hosting it's second annual Live Your Dream 5K Run/Walk on May 21. All proceeds from the race will go directly to a scholarship for single mothers who are widowed or divorced. We invite you to join us if you will be near Provo that weekend. Below are the details.

WHAT:  The Live Your Dream 5K Run/Walk
WHEN:  May 21, 2011
WHERE:  Begins and ends at Fort Utah Park (200 N. Geneva Road in Provo). Race is along the Provo River Trail.
TIME:  Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., race starts at 9 a.m.
WHY:  To raise money for a scholarship for single mothers who are widowed or divorced.
REGISTER:  Visit to register
COST:  $20 before May 1, $25 after, $30 race day
FACEBOOK:  Visit to receive updates about the race.

We hope you can join us! It is a beautiful course in the spring. Contact Shannon Golladay at 801-375-2500 or shannon at for more information.

KSL TV Gave Dave Young a High 5

Posted October 14, 2010 by admin. tags:Tags: , ,

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Congratulations to Dave Young for getting a “High 5” from KSL TV! KSL came to surprise Dave last week with a “High 5.” They recognized him for starting the Live Your Dream Scholarship for single mothers who are widowed or divorced. Watch this short clip to learn more.

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