A variety of familiar faces will take the stage in the Scott Logistics Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at Rome City Auditorium. All proceeds raised by this event will benefit the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.
“We hope you will save the date and make plans to join us for a great evening of entertainment,” said Kim Davis, executive director of the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia. “I am excited about this year’s lineup and I know you will be, too!”
Modeled after the popular reality TV show “Dancing With the Stars,” the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge will feature performances by 11 celebrity teams, with styles ranging from hip hop to ballroom and everything in between:
- Kristy Agan of Pro Performance dancing with Justin Brand of The Dance Centre
- Justin Bruce of Darlington School dancing with Jessica Tucker of Rome Civic Ballet
- Brant Evans of Darlington School dancing with his wife, Ashley Evans, also of Darlington
School, to a routine choreographed by Amie Sabourin of The Dance Centre
- Wayne Evans of River City Antique Mall dancing with Jessica Cole of Kennesaw State University
- Chris Jackson of McRae, Smith, Peek, Harman & Monroe LLP dancing with Tahnya Jones
- Will Pinson of Pinson’s Inc. dancing with Lacey Pinson of Model High School
- Dave Roberson of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office dancing with Faith Im of Shorter University
- Kipp Slicker of Harbin Clinic dancing with Hannah Camacho of The Dance Centre
- Elaine Snow, recently retired chief of the Rome Police Department, dancing with retired educator Steve St. Clair
- Paige Swiger of SouthEastern Pathology dancing with Chase Tolbert of Darlington School
- Amos Tuck of Limestone Valley Regional Development Center dancing with Emily Tumlin of Rome Athletic Club
Teams compete for the Judges’ Choice Award, to be determined by a panel of judges, and the People’s Choice Award, which is determined by community support in the form of funds donated. An online voting website will be launched in the coming months.
“The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia provides critical services to five counties in our region,” said Chip Hood, president of the Board of Directors. “Unfortunately, as is the case with many non-profit organizations, our budget has been cut continuously over the past several years. By simply attending this event, you are making a contribution to a very worthwhile cause and helping us raise awareness in our community. Plus, I guarantee that you will love the show!”
The Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge has raised more than $658,000 for the Sexual Assault Center in the last six years, $190,000 of which was raised last year alone. The Board of Directors hopes to be even more successful in 2017.
“We are grateful to each and every person who plays a role in putting on this critical fundraiser for our organization each year,” said Davis. “It is truly helping us make a bigger difference in this community.”
To keep up with the latest information, find Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge on Facebook. Tickets are not yet available.