VIDEO: Dancing For the Space Coast Was ‘One To Remember’ Says Sheriff Wayne Ivey
By Brevard County Sheriff // June 9, 2015
raised $225,000 for four charities
ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily Special Correspondent Danny Treanor interviews the dancers and sponsors who helped make ‘Dancing For The Space Coast’ a grand success – raising more than $225,000 for four area charities. Click Here to see the times that correlate with the start of each guests’ interview. (Space Coast Daily Video)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Last Saturday night, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office hosted the 1st Annual Dancing For the Space Coast event which was attended by over 650 people and raised more than $225,000.
Ninety percent of the profits raised from the event will be given to the Scott Center for Autism, Serene Harbor, which helps domestic violence victims, and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra.
The remaining 10% percent will be donated to the newly-created Brevard County Public Safety Charity that helps public safety officers in Brevard County in a time of need.
The true “Stars” of the event was our dancers, who worked diligently to raise money for the event.
The dancers included Katie Jacobus, Lila Buescher, Robert Jordan, Amy Boyson, Milo Zonka, Mason Williams, Palm Bay Mayor William Capote, Jackie Pantello, Charlie Nash, Rita Pritchett and Susan Vallette.
Each dancer was paired with instructors Lance Sexton, Barry Johnson, Jeff Smith, Elena Jones and Kristen Johnson from Melbourne Ballroom; Louis Schreiber from Downtown Dance Studio in Titusville; and Heidi Arnold from Dancin’ Dance Studio in Indialantic.
All of the instructors donated their time to be a part of this event.
I would like to personally thank everyone from our agency who made this event one to remember, all of our sponsors for the event, which include our primary sponsor, Harris Corporation, Space Coast Daily, Florida Institute of Technology, C&R Designs, Classic Wood Flooring and so many more.
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.
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. 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.