Some of Boca Raton's finest community members will put on their dancing shoes and look for a perfect 10 at "Boca's Ballroom Battle."
The eighth annual dance showcase starring Boca Raton community leaders will take place Aug. 28 at Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton. Patterned after the popular "Dancing with the Stars" television program, it will kick off at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception, entertainment and the dance showcase, followed by an after party in the Palm Court.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the George Snow Scholarship Fund.
"This is the do-not-miss event of the summer as eight of our community's most recognizable personalities take to the dance floor for a good cause," said Tim Snow, president of the George Snow Scholarship Fund. "Not to mention that coveted 'mirror ball' trophy."
This year's "Boca's Ballroom Battle" community dancers are Brian Altschuler, executive director of human resources, Boca Raton Regional Hospital; Peg Anderson, volunteer; Elias Janetis, founder, MobileHelp; Frank McKinney, real estate "artist" and best-selling author; Holly Meehan, photographer and volunteer; Chris Nichols, founder and CEO, Nichols Wealth Partners; Donna Parlapiano, senior vice president, Franchise Operations & Corporate Real Estate / AutoNation; and Wendy Sadusky, designing housewife.
This time last year two of four co-chairs, Paula Pianta and Dr. Albert Dabbah, were hard at work perfecting their dance routine for the 2014 "Boca's Ballroom Battle." This year they have been hard at work with their committee and co-chairs Anthony Pianta and Robin Dabbah to make this the most exciting "Ballroom Battle" yet.
Sponsors include The GEO Group Foundation; Seminole Region Charity Golf Tournament Committee; Boca Raton Resort & Club; Fred Astaire Dance Studio; Dex Imaging; Sandals Resorts; Amy and Mike Kazma; The Presser Law Firm, PA; Investments Limited; AutoNation; Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation; Cendyn Spaces; Daszkal Bolton, LLP.; M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom; Comerica; Shaner Family Foundation; Molly and Ryan Powers; Kaufman Lynn Construction; Marleen Forkas; Ingrid Fulmer; Bob Gittlin; Susan Whelchel; The Berman Law Group; and Margi and Kurtiss Cross.
Tickets start at $175 and include two cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
The George Snow Scholarship Fund, a Boca Raton-based public charity, provides educational grants to deserving young scholars. These scholarships are four-year commitments and are designed to bridge the gap between other financial aid and what the scholars and their families can afford.
For more information, call 561-347-6799 or visit www.ballroombattle.com