WJCL is introducing you to all of the participants of next month’s Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia competition.
The event — hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Coastal Region — features 11 local celebrities who are paired with professional dancers in a ballroom competition. All week, all of the participants will be highlighted on WJCL-abc’s Good Morning Savannah. You can see four of them now.
One of the competitors is Kevin Jackson. His day job is President/CEO of Enviro Hydro Holdings, Inc., but he’s putting on his dancing shoes for this competition. As with everyone involved in the competition, he wants your votes so he can win it all! You can do that by specifically clicking here.
Another competitor in the event is Lisa Grove. She’s the Director/CEO of the Telfair Museum in savannah, but she’s ready to take on the ballroom floor and dance.
Despite the fun of the event, all participants are dancing to raise money for the same cause — Alzheimer’s research and supporting families affected by Alzheimer’s Disease.
“For me to be able to be a part of this — to help spread the word and raise awareness and money feels like a tremendous way for me to give back to the community,” said Grove.
Another competitor we’re highlighting now is Chip Compton, a long-time Savannah resident. He’s the Chief Operating Officer at Seacrest Partners and is very excited to be competing in the dancing event. He also appreciates every vote for him in the competition.
Mary Anne Hogan is another competitor. She’s the Principal at St. Vincent’s Academy in Savannah. This is her first time ballroom dancing, so she’s a little nervous. However, being a part of the event means a lot to her…
“(I’ve been) an educator my whole life,” said Hogan. “I’ve spent (my career) sharpening young minds and educating and I cannot think of a worse disease than a disease that takes your mind…so Alzheimer’s is something that truly is debilitating (and) is something that really we need to work to raise awareness and funds for.”
(To see more on the event, watch the video here)
The Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia event is set for June 8th at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.
For general information on the event, visit the event’s website.