VIDEO: ‘Dancing for the Space Coast’ Presents $125,000 To Four Brevard Charities

By  //  July 24, 2015

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ABOVE VIDEO: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the presentation of checks to benefit four worthy charities from the proceeds from the first annual “Dancing for the Space Coast” event held last June. (SpaceCoastDaily Video)

Luncheon Graciously Hosted By the Eau Gallie Yacht Club

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that we presented checks to benefit four worthy charities with the proceeds from the first annual “Dancing for the Space Coast” event that was held in June.

The event was a partnership with the Sheriff’s Office, the Harris Corporation and the Florida Institute of Technology, who provide the FIT Clemente Center for the event’s venue.

The event pairs Ballroom Dancers with local “Celebrities” who raise donations while learning a Ballroom Dance that is performed during a Dance Competition.

Each dancer’s score is based upon the amount of donations raised along with their dance routine.

Our agency will selects three new Brevard County charitable organizations to benefit from the event: one charity that helps Children, one that helps with Crime Prevention and Awareness and one that supports the Fine Arts.

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Sheriff Wayne Ivey, right, and Darcia Jones Francey, left, present a check for $37,500 to Serene Harbor, which were part of the proceeds from the first annual “Dancing for the Space Coast” held last June. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

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Sheriff Wayne Ivey, right, and Darcia Jones Francey, left, present a check for $37,500 to Florida Tech President & CEO Anthony Catanese for the Scott Center for Autism. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

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Sheriff Wayne Ivey, right, and Darcia Jones Francey, left, present a check for $37,500 to the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, which were part of the proceeds from the first annual “Dancing for the Space Coast” held last June. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Sheriff Wayne Ivey, right, and Darcia Jones Francey, left, present a check for $37,500 to the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, proceeds from the first annual “Dancing for the Space Coast” event that was held in June. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Sheriff Wayne Ivey, right, and Darcia Jones Francey, left, present a check for $12,500 to the Brevard County Public Safety Charity, which were part of the proceeds from the first annual “Dancing for the Space Coast” held last June. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

The selected charities will each receive 90 percent of the profits with the remaining 10 percent going to the Brevard County Public Safety Charity that helps support Public Safety members during a critical time of need.

This year our team identified the Scott Center for Autism, Serene Harbor, and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra as the three primary organizations. Each exceptional organization was presented a check in the amount of $37,555.

The Brevard County Public Safety Charity was presented a check in the amount of $12,518.

We were very excited to host this new event to benefit Brevard County Not-For-Profit Organizations that are doing wonderful things for our community.

ABOVE VIDEO: This year’s event was attended by over 650 people with the “Stars” of the night being our dancers who volunteered their time. (SpaceCoastDaily Video)

This year’s event was attended by over 650 people with the “Stars” of the night being our dancers who volunteered their time.

This year’s dancers were Katie Jacobus, Lila Buescher, Robert Jordan, Amy Boyson, Milo Zonka, Mason Williams, Mayor Capote, Jackie Pantello, Charlie Nash, Rita Pritchett, and Susan Vallette.

Each dancer was paired with our incredible instructors, Lance Sexton, Barry Johnson, Jeff Smith, Elena Jones & Kristen Johnson from Melbourne Ballroom, Louis Schreiber from Downtown Dance Studio in Titusville and Heidi Arnold from Dancin’ Dance Studio.

The three charitable organizations who will be the beneficiaries of next year’s event were announced today at the presentation luncheon graciously hosted by the Eau Gallie Yacht Club.

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They are AMI Space Coast, Circles of Care – Sally’s House and the Florida Tech Foosaner Art Museum.

Please join me in thanking everyone who volunteered time and services to make this such a successful event!

I would like to personally thank all of our presenting sponsors, Harris Corporation, Space Coast Daily, Florida Institute of Technology, C & R Designs, Classic Wood Flooring, Grimaldi Chocolate, Eau Gallie Florist, and so many more for their generosity!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft.

That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.


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