Snow’s Ballroom Battle, Chamber golf save the dates

Photo by Tim Stepien

You know when you get dancer donation requests, it’s time for George Snow Scholarship Fund’s 14th annual Ballroom Battle.

“We are very excited about our cast of community dancers for this year’s event. They are all very enthusiastic about learning their dance routines and getting into their fund-raising efforts,” said president Tim Snow. “We are so very grateful to them for taking on this challenge for our organization.”

One of Boca’s biggest events went broadcast last year. The one-hour TV show delivered the competition for the mirrored ball trophy as the highest male and female fundraisers.

This year they’re reprising the show. The 2021 Ballroom Battle presented by Ed Morse Automotive Group will be 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday Aug. 14 on WPTV, the NBC affiliate.

Fred Astaire Dance Studios Boca Raton is Snow’s partner for this event and teaches the dancers and performs with each one.

Here’s this year’s dancers:

  • Elmar Benavente, CEO, Be Design Associates, Inc.
  • Kelly Fleming, mother and community volunteer
  • Dre Garcia, CEO, EMPOWER Consulting Partners
  • Melyssa Hancock, facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon
  • Ryan Reiter, director of Government Relations, Kaufman Lynn Construction
  • Mindy Shikiar, former executive, Boca Raton Regional Hospital
  • Robert Snyder, executive director, Strategy Communications for NCCI
  • Dr. Jeffrey Stein, internal medicine

Here’s how to donate through your favorite dancer to help fund Snow scholarships:

“We decided to have the event on television again this year because of the success of our event last year,” Snow said. “We did not want to take a chance of not being able to host a live event in August. We hope to transition back to a live event next year, but in the meantime, we are focusing on making this year’s event the best Ballroom Battle yet.”

Boca Chamber golf outing set: The 51st annual Chamber Golf Classic is June 4 at the Boca Resort, sure to be a draw this year for a peek at all the renovations.

Registration at 7 a.m., shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch provided. Awards luncheon at 1:30 p.m. with traditional tournament winner, high gross award, longest drive contest and closest to the pin.

Players are $250 or $1,000 for foursome.

Register at

There’s still sponsorships available, $60 for the awards luncheon only and tickets for raffles and mulligans. For questions email the Chamber’s events manager Chasity Navarro at

Men With Caring Hearts donations: You can still donate to the 900 at-risk children and families served by Florence Fuller Child Development Centers on two Boca campuses.

The event will honor Cliff Viner and 15 male volunteers at an outdoor drive-thru at Boca West.





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