The “Most Fun” Fundraiser in Charlotte County
The Celebrity Dancers were Justin Brand (Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center), David Valentino (Donato’s Italian Restaurant, Prime Steakhouse, and Bocca Lupo Coal-Fired Pizza), Shaune Freeland (Harbor Nissan), Ashley Houseman (Keller Williams Peace River Partners), Dr. Corey Girdwood (Coastal Chiropractic), and Cassy Monnier (Port Charlotte Rehab).
Financial support for this event came from sponsorships, ad sales, ticket/table sales, and “votes” as donations from the community for their favorite celebrity dancers.
Dancing with the Charlotte Stars began in 2009. It is the largest fundraising event for Charlotte Arts. It helps Charlotte Arts support arts and humanities programs in Charlotte County that include Art in Public Places, Writers Helping Writers, Expressions from Beautiful Minds (art therapy for dementia patients), Café Philo and Café Socrates gatherings as well as scholarships and grants to Charlotte County Public School teachers who have provided arts and humanities program to more than 40,000 students.