The League of Dreams was created and founded in 2007 by Tim Terrio of TERRIO Physical Therapy and Fitness. What started as an idea became a reality very quickly, as in March 2007 the League of Dreams started its inaugural year with baseball, having less than 50 kids signed up. The league added basketball in the fall of 2007 to keep activities going, then was nominated and received the Beautiful Bakersfield Award for All American City Tradition, Civic/ Non- Profit. In 2012, with the help of county supervisor Mike Maggard and many other donors and community members, the League of Dreams opened Abilities Field, the very first adaptive baseball field in Bakersfield at Fruitvale Norris Park. In 2013, League of Dreams, with the help of a grant from the Adaptive Arthritis Associate, assisted with building the accessible playground that is in front of the baseball field.
The 2012 League of Dreams Baseball season had over 165 registered players after the announcement that the program would be free for all athletes with disabilities because of the fundraising efforts of former Chicago White Sox third baseman Brent Morel, a Bakersfield native, at the 1st Annual Gala and Auction event. In 2013, the league added Bowling season as the summer sport. The League began partnering with Kern Dance Alliance to add a dance program beginning in 2017.
To date the League of Dreams has served over 600 athletes with disabilities in Kern County.
The League of Dreams continues to fundraise enabling programs to stay at a very low cost for all their athletes. They also offer scholarships for those with financial hardships.