Eric Austin Set To Strut His Stuff For the Needy At Dancing For the Space Coast
By Space Coast Daily // April 26, 2016
AT CLEMENTE CENTER ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The second annual Dancing For the Space Coast, a unique competition and fundraising event that benefits three worthy organizations on the Space Coast, will be held at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center on Saturday, June 4.
This year, Dancing For the Space Coast will benefit the Brevard Public Safety Charity, who has earmarked the proceeds to be distributed to the Foosner Art Museum, Sally’s House and AMI Kids.
Among those participating this year is Cocoa Police Major Eric Austin, who began his law enforcement career with Cocoa Police Department in 2001 at the age of 19.
Austin has served as a patrol officer, school resource officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and now major. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University of Central Florida and he completed the Honors in the Major Program at Burnett Honors College.
Austin will be completing his master’s degree in Business Administration from Webster University in 2016 and serves as an adjunct instructor at Eastern Florida State College and Daytona State College teaching advanced law enforcement courses.
He is also the Chief Financial Officer of Discover Life Church in Melbourne and Palm Bay, where he has attended church for 16 years.
Austin is a native of Melbourne married to Lesli, who is an accountant at Health First. He is the chairman of AMIkids Space Coast, and he serves on numerous other non-profit boards.
He enjoys volunteering for causes benefiting youth and is participating in Dancing for the Space Coast for AMIkids Space Coast, a program helping high-risk youth with a troubled past.
The 2016 Dancing For the Space Coast will also feature Space Coast community and business leaders Kent Smith, President and COO of Revolution Technologies; Christina Rose of Bansbach EasyLift; Courtney Chavert; Carol Ann Stumpf of Beyond and Back Travel; Brenda Sheets, president of the Harris Foundation and Director of Corporate Relations at Harris Corporation; John Lau, Titusville Police Chief; Lori Scott, Brevard County Supervisor of Elections; Jim Frazier, President of the Grimaldi Candy Company; Dr. Desmond Blackburn, Brevard County Schools superintendent; Michelle Pearse; Dr. Kantilal Bhalani of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation, and Bino Campanini of the Florida Institute of Technology.
Several sponsorship levels are available, including: Grease Sponsor for $25,000, the Flashdance Sponsor for $15,000, the Footloose Sponsor for $10,000 and the Saturday Night Fever Sponsor for $5,000.
Tables are available at the following levels: Front Row VIP Dinner Table, $5,000; Second Row VIP Dinner Table, $2,500; Third Row Dinner Table, $1,750; and Fourth Row Dinner Table, $1,250. Individual seats can be purchased for $150 per person.
Dancing For the Space Coast is presented by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and sponsored by Harris Corporation, Revolution Technologies, Florida Institute of Technology and Space Coast Daily.
For more information, or to make a donation in the name of your favorite dance pair, log on to DancingFortheSpaceCoast.com