The event of the summer is fast approaching
 “Boca’s Ballroom Battle 2012”,
will take place on Friday, August 17, 2012 at the
Boca Raton Resort & Club.

This is the fifth annual dance competition starring Boca Raton community leaders and patterned after the popular “Dancing with the Stars” television program.

 “This year we have a lineup that is impressive—and motivated”, says Tim Snow, president of the George Snow Scholarship Fund. “This is the DO NOT MISS event of the summer as eight of our community’s most recognizable personalities take to the dance floor for a good cause. Not to mention that coveted “Mirror Ball” trophy.”

Paired with professional dancers from Fred Astaire Dance Studio Boca Raton, community leaders will be given a series of dance lessons to perfect a routine, and then compete for the grand prize at an elegant cocktail reception and dance. All proceeds from the event will benefit the George Snow Scholarship Fund.

This year’s Boca’s Ballroom Battle Community dancers are: 

Peter Baronoff-Chairman/CEO of Promise Healthcare
Kristin Calder-Community Volunteer & P. R. Director-Bethesda Hospital Foundation
Bob Gittlin-President of JKG Group
Darci McNally– Director of Multimodality Clinics and Psychosocial Services- Lynn Cancer Institute
Beth Osborne-Community Volunteer
Lisa Pechter-Volunteer/Philanthropist
Richard Pollock-CEO/President, YMCA South Palm Beach County
Fernando X. Rodriguez-VP Premier Relationship Manager, HSBC Bank

This time last year co-chairs Jackie Reeves and Jay DiPietro were hard at work perfecting their dance routine for the 2011 Boca’s Ballroom Battle but this year they have been hard at work with their committee to make this the most exciting Ballroom Battle yet. The event will kick off at 6 PM with a cocktail reception and live entertainment, followed by the competition at 7PM. And don’t miss the After Party in the Palm Court at 9:30 PM with more entertainment by Alex Romano and DJ JRichards. 

We are proud to have Marie and Frank Occhigrossi return for the third year as the Presenting Sponsor of Boca’s Ballroom Battle, they are joined by Seminole Region Charity Golf Tournament Committee as the “Mirror Ball” Sponsor, Boca Raton magazine, Cendyn, The Boca Raton Resort & Club, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Investments Limited, Mercedes Benz of Delray, Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton, Daszkal Bolton, LLP, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, and

Limited tickets are available starting at $150. All tickets include a welcome drink, two cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. For more information on Sponsorships call (561) 347-6799 or purchase online at