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YWCA Boulder County Announces Dancing with Boulder Stars 2018 Fundraising Event

Annual Event at Boulder Theater to Raise Funds for YWCA’s Mission to Empower Women and Eliminate Racism

Press Release – BOULDER, CO – September 12, 2018 – YWCA Boulder County has announced the annual Dancing with Boulder Stars 2018 fundraising event, which will take place at 7:00 P.M. on October 23, 2018 at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado.

Modeled after the hit TV show, Dancing with Boulder Stars is an annual event to celebrate and help to fund the organization’s mission to empower women and eliminate racism. The evening brings together members of the community by recruiting local celebrities to train with professional dance coaches in teams of two and then compete with one another in front of judges and a live audience. Dance routines and styles are extremely diverse and entertaining. Audience members vote for their favorite teams via donations, which benefit YWCA Boulder County. Teams also have the opportunity to compete for and receive votes in advance of the live event.

Funds raised by Dancing with Boulder Stars support important programs including Reading to End Racism, Latina Achievement Support and Children’s Alley, the only drop-in, sliding scale child care in the Front Range. In total, over 6,000 individuals are served in our community by the YWCA Boulder County.

“We’re thrilled to be hosting Dancing with Boulder Stars again this year, and we appreciate the Boulder Theater letting us use their amazing venue,” said Debbie Pope, CEO, YWCA Boulder County. “This fun event brings the community together with local celebrities, and the funds we raise help ensure we continue to provide the important services we provide to improve lives,” she added.

Since YWCA USA’s founding in 1858, YWCA has been at the forefront of the most critical social movements. This rich history, along with its current program offerings, makes YWCA USA the oldest, largest, and one of the most accomplished multiracial organizations in the fight for social justice. In Boulder, YWCA has evolved over the years from boarding house to social club and today is a human service agency. The organization is a non-sectarian nonprofit that is not affiliated with any religious group, and is a publicly funded, inclusive organization that welcomes everyone to participate, male and female alike.

Throughout the last century, women have come to YWCA to find housing assistance, business advice, career counseling, and affordable childcare. Beginning in the 1980s, community members could count on YWCA Boulder County to provide low-cost parenting classes and valuable resources to support healthy self-esteem and economic self-sufficiency. Its wide range of programs continue to provide services to those who need them.

About YWCA Boulder County

YWCA Boulder County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The organization has been providing a variety of vital services to the women, children, and families of Boulder for over 95 years. YWCA Boulder County is a welcoming human service agency that works with over 6,000 individuals annually. For more information on our programs, visit: www.ywcaboulder.org. For tickets to Dancing with Boulder Stars, or to vote to your favorite celebrity, please visit: www.ywcaboulder.org/dwbs


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