Dance for a Chance is August 27

I’m delighted to participate as a “celebrity” judge for this very fun and very important fundraiser on Saturday, August 27. Youth Emergency Services is an active Omaha nonprofit organization that supports homeless and at-risk youth and teens in our area. The official event press release is below. Please help us spread the word.

Metro stars give homeless youth a chance through dance

Omaha, Neb. – Ten local celebrities will strut their stuff on the dance floor at Youth Emergency Services’ third annual Dance for a Chance fundraiser on Saturday, August 27.

Dance for a Chance is a dance competition similar to the television show, Dancing with the Stars. Contestants will perform a short routine with a professional dance instructor and will be judged by their performance and by the number of votes they receive from the audience and online voting.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Skutt Catholic High School. Tickets are available for purchase online for $50 or at the door for $60.

Youth Emergency Services (YES) hopes to raise $40,000 through sponsorships, ticket purchases, vote tickets and a silent auction/raffle. Proceeds support YES’ mission to serve and empower homeless youth.

Dance sets include a variety of influence, from salsa to rumba to cha-cha and more.

The Dance for a Chance 2011 local celebrity line-up includes:

· Todd Andrews, KETV

· Jim Boggess, music director, Omaha Community Playhouse

· Jim Flanery, women’s basketball head coach, Creighton University

· Jeremy Falke, Creighton University Medical Center and YES Board of Directors

· Mike Harris, teacher, Skutt Catholic High School

· Michelle Riell, Star 104.5

· Haley Herold, Miss Nebraska USA 2011

· Kerri Peterson, executive director, Live Well Omaha

· Kayla Thomas, executive producer, The Morning Blend (KMTV)

· Heidi Woodard, Momaha.com

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Kristin Neemann at kneemann@yesomaha.org or 402.345.5187 ext 105.

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About Youth Emergency Services
Youth Emergency Services (YES) is an independent non-profit organization that serves homeless and at-risk youth by providing critically needed resources which empower them to become self-sufficient. YES operates an emergency shelter, street outreach program, maternity group home and transitional living program. For additional information, visit www.yesomaha.org.

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