The second annual Dancing Stars of Greenwich charity dance-off Gala for Abilis will be held in conjunction with The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Greenwich, Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich. Abilis is a nonprofit organization that provides services and support for individuals with special needs and their families. Last year’s inaugural Dancing Stars of Greenwich raised $45,000 for Abilis and its programs.
This fun event features local celebrities and community leaders performing a choreographed dance routine, mirroring the hit TV show. Dancing pairs are sponsored by donations to Abilis, with the top fundraising team awarded the “People’s Choice Award.” A panel of celebrity judges and the audience decides who will win the coveted mirror ball trophy. Dancing Stars of Greenwich will be hosted by actor and actress Brendon and Afton Fraser and guests will enjoy an evening of live entertainment, music, dancing, a champagne reception, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction.
Celebrity judges include: Brendan Fraser, eight-time award winning actor; Lara Spencer, American television presenter and anchor with ABC’s Good Morning America, Nightline, ABC News, PBS Antiques Roadshow, Flea Market Flip on HGTV and the Great American Country Channel; and Tony Dovolani, Dancing with the Stars: All-Star Season, season 15 champion.
Abilis is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families from birth throughout their lives. Abilis has been a leader in serving the special needs community in Fairfield County in towns including, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport, Weston and Wilton, and has a long-standing reputation for individualized, high quality care. For more information, visit www.abilis.us, or facebook.com/Abilisinc, twitter.com/Abilis, or instagram.com/abilis_us.