“The LJTC, with the assistance of Las Patronas, is using the medium of dance as a fundraiser for the La Jolla community, particularly for improvement projects so desperately needed,” said event spokeswoman Nancy Gardner. “We are also fundraising to benefit Warriors and Quiet Waters, a wounded-warrior project.”
The October fundraiser’s featured hostess will be TV’s Mary Murphy from “So You Think You Can Dance,” accompanied by MC Jonathan Roberts from “Dancing with the Stars,” who will also be judging the dance competition.
The list of local celebrity dancers, judges and award presenters includes: James Carter, La Jolla High football coach; Dan McAlister, county tax collector; Leonard Simpson; renowned heart doctor Paul Teirstein; Realtors Maxine Gellens and Karen Rockwell; Brandy Williams, Channel 7 newscaster; Lisa D’Angelo of Las Patronas; Better Business Bureau CEO Sheryl Bilbray; and Sally Thornton of the Thornton Winery.
The evening’s festivities will include exhibitions of young Chinese dance champions, local dance couples, wheelchair group dancing and announcements by Ron Jones, “the voice of La Jolla.”
Judges will include former Chargers star and TV sportscaster Billy Ray Smith, Scott Kaplan and assistant San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman.
La Jolla beautification projects, the proposed Belvedere project, La Jolla Community Center, La Jolla Christmas Parade, Warriors and Quiet Waters for Wounded Warriors, Las Patronas, Best Friends, for First Responders and the Police Historical Association will be beneficiaries of the first La Jolla Dancing With The Stars.
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