Celebrity Dance Challenge Event Wows a Packed House!

The 47th Annual Service League Ball--presented by the Service League of Cherokee County and Northside Hospital-Cherokee--showcased its popular "Dancing for the Children" celebrity dance challenge again this year to a packed house of over 500 guests at the Atlanta Marriott Hotel-Alpharetta.  The dance challenge, which has become a major fundraising vehicle for the historic Ball, has grown exponentially in size and impact over the past three years since its inception, and we are grateful to announce this year's net profit was a record-breaking $50,000!

On behalf of the Annual Ball 2013 Committee, chairwomen (left to right) Holli Kimsey, Brittany Hayes, and April Turner present a check for $50,000 to Service League of Cherokee County President, Delane Stevens on Tuesday.

On behalf of the Annual Ball 2013 Committee, chairwomen (left to right) Holli Kimsey, Brittany Hayes, and April Turner present a check for $50,000 to Service League of Cherokee County President, Delane Stevens on Tuesday.

This year's "Dancing for the Children" Championship was awarded to Dr. Miles Mazzawi of Cherokee Children's Dentistry for his show-stopping performance of "Won't You Charleston with Me?".  Complete with spins, lifts, cartwheels, and lots of quick, fancy footwork, Dr. Miles--as he's known to his patients--and professional instructor, Karrie Mattice of Applause Performing Arts Conservatory.  

Dr. Miles and instructor, Karrie Mattice

The award for "Most Money Raised" on behalf of the event went to Cherokee County Assistant Superintendent, Trey Olson, who got into character to perform a crowd-pleasing ballroom number to a rendition of the '80s hit song "Living on a Prayer" from Glee with his professional instructor, India Vasicak of Cherokee Rhythm and Smooth.  

Trey Olson and his instructor, India Vasicak

All seven celebrity dance competitors did a remarkable job of fundraising on behalf of the Ball, each committing to a minimum of $2,500 in sponsorships, in addition to helping sell tables and individual tickets to the event.  We couldn't have done it without them!  We are so grateful for the time and incredible effort they spent in helping fundraise, as well as for the generosity of spending so much time away from their own families in order to prepare the amazing routines they performed the evening of the event.  Their professional dance instructors were nothing short of amazing, as well--they spent innumerable hours preparing choreography and spending time away from their families to rehearse, often times early in the morning or late at night--anytime they could meet their celebrity dancer to fit it in.  All of their efforts were evident in the show they put on!  It was spectacular!

If you missed the show--or want a copy of it so you can relive the magic and share it with your friends!--we now have the DVD on sale!  The DVD is $12.72 (price includes tax and shipping).  All profit from the sale of this DVD goes to further benefit the children here in Cherokee County with much needed assistance.  Order now and spread the word!  Also, see images from the event on our the official Facebook Page of the Service League of Cherokee County.  

Thank you so much for your support of the Service League of Cherokee County.  By being a part of the Ball in any way, including the purchase of this DVD, YOU have made a difference in the life of a child here in our community.

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Posted on May 17, 2013 .