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The 3rd Annual YMCA Dancing with The Woodlands Stars Announces Community Star Cast for 2015

Dana Tyson

The 3rd Annual YMCA Dancing with The Woodlands Stars
Announces Community Star Cast for 2015

The Woodlands, TX. – The South Montgomery County Family YMCA is excited to announce the lineup for the 3rd Annual YMCA Dancing with The Woodlands Stars. This unique charity event, a spinoff of the popular television reality show, Dancing with the Stars, is scheduled for April 9, 6pm, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. The community is invited to support their favorite dancer and support the YMCA’s mission. The evening will be filled with lively entertainment from community celebrities and professional dancers, live auction, fun, food and fellowship and the opportunity to dance with the stars when the dance floor opens.

Affinity Ballroom of The Woodlands has partnered with the YMCA to provide the dance lessons, choreography, and the dance partners for all the community stars. Celebrity emcees for the evening will be Dana Tyson and Rick Lovett with Sunny 99.1.

The cast for the 3rd Annual Dancing for with The Woodlands Stars includes a host of community leaders:

• Dana Tyson: Morning Show Host for Sunny 99.1 FM

• April Callihan: Human Resource Team at Talisman Energy

• Becky Drake: Top producing Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring

• Stephanie Clements: Manager of Patient Experience at CH St. Luke’s Health The Woodlands Hospital

• Brooke Schmitt: American Heart Association Corporate Marketing Director for Montgomery County

• Megan Lichenstein Meaux: Development Manager for The Woodlands Township

• Catherine Irvin: South Montgomery County Family YMCA Staff and Volunteer

• Rosario Fernandez: Stylist with the Spa at The Waterway in The Woodlands and Associate with Abydos Learning System

• Brian Duval: Sports Director for Woodlands Online

• Mike Karlins: Managing Partner of CPA firm Karlins, Ramey & Tompkins, LLC

• Ed Jones: Executive Vice President Woodforest National Bank

• Johnny Hennigan: Community Leader and Past President The Woodlands Kiwanis Club
Dancing with The Woodlands Stars is a local charity event benefiting the annual YMCA Giving Campaign. Dollars raised for the Annual Campaign, underwrite YMCA programs like child care, swim lessons, day camp, active older adults, sports, teen leadership and more. All of these Y services provide families in South Montgomery County with hope for a positive future and equip children with skills and core values. One hundred percent of the money raised for South Montgomery County Family YMCA stays within the local community.

“No matter the size of the gift, every dollar donated to the Annual Campaign is an investment in the children in our community,” said Mark Cochran, Regional Development Director. “Thousands of stories and memories are created each day at a Y. Children experience their first swim lesson, sports activity or special camp moment at the YMCA. Families journey together through some of the most rewarding chapters of their lives while at the Y. We strive hard to turn no one away due to inability to pay. Everyone is welcomed at the YMCA. We are very excited about the 3rd Annual YMCA Dancing with The Woodlands Stars and the opportunities it will provide us to further our mission in the community.”

The 2015 event is Thursday, April 9th, 6pm at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. “The tables are selling fast,” states Roxanne Davis, YMCA Community Liaison/Event Director. “YMCA Dancing with The Woodlands Stars has been an overwhelming success and the talk of the town. The evening is fun and so entertaining. Guests are eager to witness a community leader, friend, colleague or family member step way out of their comfort zone and get out on the dance floor for such a worthy cause. The majority of the community stars have no dance experience. We have added additional dancers this year to the lineup and we will also feature several group dances in the ‘Honored Dancer Category’. These performances will be extremely inspirational and entertaining. Reserve your table today by contacting Roxanne Davis, rdavis@ymcahouston.org or 281.681.6730.

Sponsors for the event include Talisman Energy, Affinity Ballroom, Kroger, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, Alcoa Oil & Gas, Woodforest National Bank and CHI St. Luke’s Health The Woodlands Hospital. For more information on Table Sponsors, please contact Roxanne Davis, YMCA Community Liaison, 281-681-6730 or rdavis@ymcahouston.org. Seating will be limited so reserve your table today.

If you are not able to attend the event on April 9, you can support your favorite dancer with a donation and earn more votes for him or her. Yes, you can buy votes! Please contact your favorite dancer who is Dancing for a CAUSE or the YMCA, 281.367.9622, and they will send you more information.
Photo attached: Dana Tyson

Why Dana is Dancing for a CAUSE
“Since I’ve been sitting in a chair in the Sunny studios every morning from 5 until 11 for the last 24 years, I think it’s time to get out and Dance for a Cause and what better cause then moms and dads and their awesome kids who just need a hand from the YMCA and this caring community! “