Wednesday, July 6, 2022

2019 Boca Ballroom Battle Dancers Announced

I wish this blog had a drum roll because we are so excited to announce this year’s brave and mighty dancers who will compete in the 12th annual Boca Ballroom Battle for the George Snow Scholarship Fund!

This is not an easy commitment for anyone, and almost all who say “yes” suffer various degrees of fear and trepidation at the prospect of performing in front of 750 people.

There is also something hugely rewarding about doing something that scares you, and pulling it off. Not to mention raising real money for deserving kids awarded scholarships for their own version of determination and courage.

Today, as a former dancer who was quaking in her heels for about five months (and ended up having on of the best experiences of her life!) I salute each and every one of you, and I invite all of our friends and readers to jump on the bandwagon and support the dancer(s) of your choice. The event is Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Boca Raton Resort &Club,

Here are this year’s superstars:

Margaret L. Blume—Philanthropist

Jason Hagensick—President & CEO, YMCA of South Palm Beach County

Fran Nachlas-RN—Operating Room Nurse at the Boca Raton Outpatient Surgery and Laser Center; President of The SafeSun Foundation

Tim Quinn—Celebrity Makeup Artist, Giorgio Armani Beauty

Diana Riser—President, Pace Advertising

Jody M. Saffert—Director, Organizational Development & Effectiveness, Boca Raton Regional  Hospital

Dr. Minelle M. Tendler—Owner, Tendler Orthodontics

Eddie Ventrice-—Managing Director, BV Group- UBS Private Wealth Management

Marie Speed
Marie Speed is group editor of all JES publications, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Worth Avenue, Mizner’s Dream and the annual publication for the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. She also oversees editorial operations of the company’s Salt Lake City magazines. Her community involvement has ranged from work with the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce to a longtime board member position at Caridad Center. She is also on the George Snow Scholarship Fund review committee. She is a past officer of the Florida Magazine Association and a member of Class XVII of Leadership Florida. In her spare time, Marie enjoys South Florida’s natural world through hiking and kayaking, and she is an avid reader and an enthusiastic cook.

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