Published On: Mon, Aug 22nd, 2011

Boca Ballroom Battle participants dance their way to $211,000 for Snow Fund

BOCA RATON – Eight civic leaders from the Boca Raton area put on their dancing shoes Saturday and salsa’d, cha cha’d and waltzed their way to $211,000 in donations for the George Snow Scholarship Fund.

The money rolled in at the fourth annual “Boca Ballroom Battle,” patterned after the popular TV show, “Dancing with the Stars.”  In fact, one of the DWTS troupe, Chelsie Hightower, came to Boca to be a judge.

Fans root for Jay DiPietro

Light-footed Jay DiPietro, top executive at the Boca West Country Club, went home with a pair of honors – most money collected by a male participant, and he also took home the mirror ball trophy for top male dancer.

Patricia Thomas was top fund-raiser among the ladies and Jackie Reeves got the mirror ball trophy as best hoofer among the girls.

Also showing their dance stuff on the floor of the Boca Raton Resort & Club were Yvonne S. Boyce, Dr. Raphael Cabrera, Ingrid Fulmer, Ralph Mesa and Brian Tindell.

Professional dance partners were from the Fred Astaire Dance Studios Boca Raton.

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