Brevard Sheriff’s Office ‘Dancing for the Space Coast’ Event Proceeds Presented To Three Charities

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Each Charity Awarded $61,359.07

ABOVE VIDEO: Relive the Third Annual ‘Dancing For the Space Coast’ charity event. (BCSO Video)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that late last week we presented checks to three worthy charities from the proceeds of our 3rd Annual “Dancing for the Space Coast.”

The event is sponsored annually by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Harris Corporation, Melbourne Athletic Club, Revolution Technologies, Space Coast Daily, and the Florida Institute of Technology to help three different local charities in Brevard County.

“Dancing For The Space Coast” pairs Ballroom Dancers with local “Celebrities” who raise donations while learning a Ballroom Dance that is performed during the event. Each dancer’s total score is based upon the amount of donations raised along with their dance routine.

This year’s recipients of the proceeds from “Dancing For The Space Coast” were The Children’s Advocacy Center, The Parker Foundation For Autism And Child Development, and The Maxwell King Center. (BCSO Image)

Each year our agency selects three new Brevard County Charitable Organizations to benefit from the event. The charities are selected from three different categories that include one that helps Children, one that helps Prevent Crime and one that supports the Fine Arts charities in our community.

The selected charities each receive an equal portion of the profits with the remaining amount going to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Charity.

This year’s recipients of the proceeds from “Dancing For The Space Coast” were the Children’s Advocacy Center, the Parker Foundation For Autism And Child Development and the Maxwell King Center.

As a result of incredible community support, our great sponsors and the hard work of our dancers each organization was presented a check last week in the amount of $61,359.07.

Bart Gaetjens and LaDonna Campbell from Downtown Dance Studio in Titusville perform an entertaining dance at Dancing For the Space Coast 2017. (Colin Ziemer Image)

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is extremely excited to host this annual event that benefits Brevard County Not-For-Profit Organizations that do such wonderful things for our community.

This year’s event was attended by over 700 people with the “Stars” of the night being our dancers who volunteered their time.

This year’s dancers were Marc Claycomb, Dani Clevens, Angie Friers, Bart Gaetjen, CJ Johnson, Melissa & Ted Parker, Marilyn Scott, Tyler Sirois, and Natasha Spencer. Each dancer was paired with our incredible instructors, Barry Johnson from Melbourne Ballroom, Ladonna Campbell from Downtown Dance Studio in Titusville, and Primo Garcia, Heidi Arnold, Lance Sexton, Elena Johnson-Sexton, Brad Stein and Jemira from Dancin’ Dance Studio in Indialantic.

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We are also excited to announce that the charitable organizations who will be the recipients of the 2018 “Dancing For The Space Coast” are Crosswinds Youth Services, Field Of Dreams and all five of Brevard County’s Community theaters which are Melbourne Civic Theatre, Henegar Center, Surfside Theatre, Cocoa Village Playhouse and Titusville Playhouse.

Please join me in thanking everyone who volunteered their time and services to make this year’s event so successful!

I would also like to personally thank all of our presenting sponsors, Harris Corporation, Melbourne Athletic Club, Revolution Technologies, Space Coast Daily, Florida Institute of Technology, C & R Designs, Classic Wood Flooring, Grimaldi Chocolate, Eau Gallie Florist, Blackside Tactical, Bansbach Easylift and so many more for their generosity.

As I always say, “It Takes a Community To Protect a Community!”

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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