vw polo blue motion Valley celebrities will dance at Black and White Gala
Six Valley celebrities will don their dancing shoes as they compete for the chance to win $1,000 for the charity of their choice at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and Down Syndrome Association of the Valley’s annual Black and White Gala on Oct. 17, in partnership with Fred Astaire Dance Studio.
Danielle Cantrell, vice president retail/retail banking manager for Cortland Banks; Chris Jaskiewicz, president and founder of Hopestar, LLC; Claudia Kovach, vice president of City Machine Technologies Inc.; Troy Loney, co owner of Youngstown Phantoms Hockey; Michelle Nicks, news reporter for WFMJ TV 21;
and Phill Reda, owner of Magic Tree Pub Eatery, will be paired with professional dancers courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio for a “Dancing With the Stars” style competition.
The winner, judged by audience members and a panel of professional judges, will claim the Mirror Ball Trophy and the $1,000 donation to his or her charity.
October marks the 30th anniversary of “Back to the Future,” the classic sci fi comedy starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Music from the series will be featured throughout the evening.
Those attending are asked to wear black or white cocktail or formal attire.
Reservations are required by Tuesday. Tickets are $75. For $125, guests can be event patrons, receiving preferred seating in the auditorium during the dancing competition, access to the VIP reception and program recognition. Tables of eight may be purchased with a $1,000 table sponsorship, which includes preferred seating in the auditorium during the dancing competition, access to the VIP reception and program recognition.