LAST CHANCE! This message is for all those carefree types who are too spontaneous to plan ahead: This is no longer planning ahead. This is three days away. I am referring to Boca’s Ballroom Battle this Friday night, an event that is no doubt the high point of summertime in Boca Raton—with only a few seats left.

Everyone who is in town goes to this—and the cocktail reception is almost as fun as the event—and the event? Imagine your everyday around-town colleagues horsed up in costumes and tripping the light fantastic—before hundreds of their friends and coworkers. It’s fun, its real, it raises money for underprivileged kids to go to college. Win-Win. Everyone wins.

One last time:

When: Friday, August 17, 2012

Where: Boca Raton Resort & Club.
How much: $150. All tickets include a welcome drink, two cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Who to call: Call 561/347-6799 or purchase online at

And who’s up this year for the coveted mirror ball trophy and all that love from the audience? Here’s who:

Peter Baronoff-Chairman/CEO of Promise Healthcare
Kristin Calder-Community Volunteer & P. R. Director-Bethesda Hospital Foundation
Bob Gittlin-President of JKG Group
Darci McNally- Director of Multimodality Clinics and Psychosocial Services- Lynn Cancer Institute
Beth Osborne-Community Volunteer
Lisa Pechter-Volunteer/Philanthropist
Richard Pollock-CEO/President, YMCA South Palm Beach County
Fernando X. Rodriguez-VP Premier Relationship Manager, HSBC Bank