New CAPA Event

CAPA kicks off their first Dancing with Our Stars fundraising event


Beaufort, SC, January 5th, 2017 – The Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA), along with the Exchange Club of Beaufort and USC-B Center for the Arts, announces Beaufort’s first Dancing with Our Stars fundraising event.


The Kick Off dinner was held December 1st to introduce the teams to each other. Heroes of the community, our “stars”, are paired with a dance instructor who will choreograph their performance on March 25th, 2017. The event will be at 7:30 at USC-B Center for the Arts. Tickets go on sale through USC-B Center For the Arts on January 15th, 2017.


Teams will compete for two different awards: The Judges Choice Award, which is awarded to the team with the best performance and the People’s Choice award which is awarded to the team who raises the most money.


The teams for 2017 Dancing with Our Stars are:


Dance Instructor Star
Team 1 Nicole McGough Claude Tolbert
Team 2 Kathy Ingram Reece Bertholf
Team 3 John Fletcher Ginger Marshall
Team 4 Gina Taramasso Mike McFee
Team 5 Chris Crabb Lisa Marie Clancy
Team 6 Eric Freeman Twiggy Willard
Team 7 Melissa Derrick Carl Derrick
Team 8 Danielle White Chad Barr
Team 9 Topher Maraffi Tracey Denise Robinson
Team 10 Erin Hancock Thomas Melvin
Team 11 Heather Paulick Joseph Simpson


Proceeds from the event will be used to benefit the Open Arms Children’s Home, the only local shelter for abused and neglected children, and other CAPA programming.

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