How I’ve come to be a “dancer” in the Boca’s Ballroom Battle I’ll never know; however, a dancer I shall be (do not laugh!). Thankfully, I will be two-stepping away with a professional dancer (just like the TV show), and we will be dancing before 800 people in the Boca Raton Hotel and Resort Ballroom on Friday, August 16. There will be seven other dancers from the Boca Raton area that I will be competing against.
Now, before you die laughing, let me explain why I agreed to do this. The proceeds from the Ballroom Battle will go to support the George Snow Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to unprivileged youth; a cause which has always been close to my heart. The main objective is to raise money for scholarships for underprivileged youth. Last year, they gave out over $500.000 in scholarships to youth who had no chance of going to college, and I can attest to the fact that these kids are truly appreciative of this opportunity. They don’t want to let anyone down.
I would love to say that my objective is to win this competition on the ballroom floor, but that’s not happening—and I have made peace with that already. However, that leaves trying to break the record for most money raised to support the Fund, and I know that with your help I definitely have a shot at doing just that.
Almost everyone gives money to different charities and causes throughout the year, and I am asking for your support. If you can give $10, $50, $100, $500 or $1000 it only matters that you gave and have supported a cause which helps provide young men and women with a future!
You can help by:
1. Clicking on the “Donate” button on this page and making a tax-deductible contribution to the George Snow Scholarship Fund. Be sure to click on the drop down menu under “Dancer I am Supporting” and select my name.
2. Purchasing tickets to Boca’s Ballroom Battle, which will take place on August 16 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. You can also support the event as a sponsor or program advertiser. Please come and cheer me on!!!
Thanks in advance for your support and all the best.
Cecilia Peters is a native of Rutigliano, Italy, a beautiful medieval town just fifteen minutes away from the Adriatic Sea. She has been married to Gary Peters, president of Boca Helping Hands, for 33 years and they have two sons; Gary 22 years old and a Vanderbilt graduate, and Adam, 19 years old, a Saint Andrews graduate who will be attending High Point University this August.
Cecilia enjoyed a Wall Street career until the birth of her first son and began her second career and greatest passion, teaching, 17 years ago. To Cecilia, family is the greatest of all responsibilities, a most fulfilling endeavor, and the most important aspect of her life; however, she regards teaching as integral to the future of our country and an extremely rewarding career; to that end, she devotes most of her spare time helping kids of all walks of life reach their full potential through education.