The 14th annual Dancing for Our Heroes fundraiser, hosted by the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, will be held Thursday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. The 2019 event (not held in 2020 due to Covid-19) raised more than $200,000 for charitable organizations.
This event has become one of the largest charitable fundraisers in Anderson County and will support 10 different local organizations this year as well as Rotary International’s Polio Plus, which strives to eradicate polio. With the conclusion of the 2019 event, The Rotary Club of Greater Anderson had raised more than $1 million total for local organizations in the community.
The event is formatted similar to the Dancing with the Stars television show. Each charity competes in two ways: to raise the most amount of dollars for their organization before the event itself and during the night of the event; and to perform the best dance of the evening and win the judges’ votes.
During the evening of the competition, each organization performs a two-minute dance based on the yearly theme. This year’s theme is One-Hit Wonders, and dancers must have selected their music based on the artist having one radio hit.
In addition to the performances, the event includes dinner and drinks, as well as a live and silent auction. Tickets are available on EventBrite, or you can learn more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.