WATCH REPLAY: 'Dancing For the Space Coast' Wows Sold-Out Crowd, Raises Over $400,000 for Brevard Charities
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that we recently presented four incredible Brevard County Charities with the proceeds from our annual “Dancing for the Space Coast” event that was held this past June.
The annual event is sponsored by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Harris Corporation, Space Coast Daily, and the Florida Institute of Technology in partnership to help local charities in Brevard County.
As everyone is aware, “Dancing For The Space Coast” pairs Ballroom Dancers with local “Celebrities” who raise donations while learning a Ballroom Dance that is performed during the event. Each dancer’s total score is based upon the amount of donations raised along with their dance routine.
As part of the event, each year, our agency selects three new Brevard County Charitable Organizations to benefit from the event.
The charities are selected from three different categories that include one that helps Children, one that helps Prevent Crime, and one that supports the Fine Arts charities in our community. The selected charities each receive 90% of the profits, with the remaining 10% going to the Brevard County Public Safety Charity to help support Public Safety members during a critical time of need.
This year’s recipients of the proceeds from “Dancing For The Space Coast” were Promise of Brevard, House of Hope, and the Veterans Memorial Center in Merritt Island.
As a result of incredible community support, our great sponsors, and the hard work of our dancers, each organization has presented a check in the amount of $61,205.63.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is extremely excited to host this annual event that benefits Brevard County Not-For-Profit Organizations that do such wonderful things for our community. This year’s event was attended by over 850 people, with the “Stars” of the night being our dancers, who volunteered their time along with their instructors.
We are also excited to announce that the charitable organizations who will be the recipients of the 2023 “Dancing For The Space Coast” are the Children’s Hunger Project, the Astronaut Memorial Foundation, and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Pet Posse.
Please join me in thanking everyone who volunteered their time and services to make this year’s event so successful! I would also like to personally thank all of our presenting sponsors, Harris Corporation, Space Coast Daily, Florida Institute of Technology, Grimaldi Chocolate, Eau Gallie Florist, Community champions, and so many more for their generosity.
As I always say, “It Takes A Community To Protect A Community!”
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
WATCH REPLAY: ‘Dancing For the Space Coast’ Wows Sold-Out Crowd, Raises Over $400,000 for Brevard Charities
WATCH THE REPLAY: 2022 Dancing for the Space Coast raised more than $400,000 for local charities Promise in Brevard, House of Hope, Veterans Memorial Center and Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Charity. For those who couldn’t get a ticket or attend the event, Space Coast Daily live-streamed all the exciting action live On-Demand via the Space Coast Daily TV App. The Space Coast Daily TV app is available for download in the Apple TV App Store, Amazon Fire TV Store and Roku TV Channel Store.
Dancing For the Space Coast was presented by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and sponsored by Space Coast Daily, L3Harris and Florida Tech.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County’s signature fundraising annual event “Dancing For the Space Coast” was presented Saturday night at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center to an enthusiastic who’s-who sold-out crowd of more than 800 people.
For those who couldn’t get a ticket or attend the event, Space Coast Daily live-streamed all the exciting action live On-Demand via the Space Coast Daily TV App. The Space Coast Daily TV app is available for download in the Apple TV App Store, Amazon Fire TV Store and Roku TV Channel Store.
Over the last 10 years, “Dancing for the Space Coast” has become the largest charity event in Brevard County and the 2022 edition raised more than $400,000, which will benefit the House of Hope, Promise in Brevard, the Veterans Memorial Center and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Charity.
Tim Thomas Wins With Patriotic-Themed Dance Routine
The Grand Champion of this year’s event was Melbourne City Councilman and Viera High School ROTC Senior Army Instructor Col. Tim Thomas and his instructor Heidi Arnold from Dancin’ Dance Studio in Indialantic. Thomas, a highly decorated retired U.S. Army officer, wowed the crowd with his patriotic-themed dance routine.
Dancer Ashley Buescher of Promise in Brevard and instructor Barry Johnson of Melbourne Ballroom placed second. The team of Danielle Masucci, a Realtor for Blue Marlin, and instructor Primo Garcia placed third.
This highly entertaining event also showcased the outstanding efforts of dancers Zachary Biddulph, Lenora Caines, Barbara Furtney, Mindy Gibson, Rob Medina and Jayvo Scott.
Leading up to the event, the local celebrities dancing in the event helped raise money months prior to the event, while preparing for their complex dance routine in front of a massive crowd.
The charity event was hosted by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and emceed by Sheriff Wayne Ivey who helped facilitate a live auction and live dance performances by dance professionals and local celebrities who competed to raise money for Brevard County non-profit organizations.
“The true stars of the event are the dancers who work diligently to raise money for these worthy causes,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
Bragging Rights on the Line
Each celebrity dancer was matched up with a professional dancer as they competed in a ballroom dance – and for bragging rights as the best dancer in Brevard.
On the evening of the competition, each dance pair competed in a choreographed ballroom dance that will be scored by a panel of judges. During the show, couples earned scores based on several technical skill factors, but the judges’ scores alone don’t decide the dancer’s final score.
Leading up to the actual performance, the dancers already scored 60 percent of their points through their fundraising endeavors to benefit needy charities.
Dancing For the Space Coast is presented by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and sponsored by L3Harris and Space Coast Daily and Florida Tech.
For more information or to make a donation in the name of your favorite dance pair, log on to DancingFortheSpaceCoast.com or call 321-505-8752.