Connecticut celebrities compete to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving at Mohegan Sun on September 28th
Mohegan Sun is proud to present the fourth annual ‘MADD About Dancing’ competition in The Cabaret Theatre on Friday, September 28th. Connecticut celebrities will put on their dancing shoes and hit the floor to help raise awareness and funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). This is the fourth year Mohegan Sun is teaming up with WCTY and Arthur Murray Dance Studios to host a night filled with fun, entertainment and competition. The evening also includes a special performance by Country artist, Casey James.
Doors to The Cabaret Theatre will open at 7:00pm where guests will have the opportunity to enjoy hand-passed hors d’oeuvres and participate in a silent auction before the celebrities take the stage at 8:00pm with their professional dance partners.
The group of confirmed celebrities includes: Jocelyn Maminta, WTNH Anchor & Co-host for CT Style; Rudy Pauls, The Biggest Loser Season 8 contestant; Olessa Stepanova, Traffic Reporter for WFSB; Steve Sigel, Executive Director of the Garde Arts Center; Judith Green, Connecticut Fundraising Consultant; Jim Reed of Kool 101; Emily Audibert, Miss Connecticut 2012; Al Daniels of the Norwich Board of Education and Jaine’ Coann LeFebvre, Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen 2012.
For the competition, each celebrity will be paired with a professional dance partner from Arthur Murray Dance Studios and will perform two short routines. Professional dance expos and a special performance by Casey James will round out the event. James, who is playing in Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den the night before, will perform a few of his songs in The Cabaret Theatre for guests.
Tickets to “MADD About Dancing” are on sale now $50.00 per person and benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving. They can be purchased through ticketmaster.com or at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.
Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so guests are encouraged to come early. For more information, visit mohegansun.com/madd.
About Casey James:
19 Recordings/BNA Records artist Casey James first emerged on the national scene with his third-place run on Season 9 of American Idol, but Casey had already been making music for more than a decade when he took his mom’s advice to try out for the hit series. A native of Cool, Texas, James grew up surrounded by music. Both his parents played guitar and sang, as did other family members and Casey was playing guitar and performing throughout his young adulthood. His wide-ranging influences include such artists as Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, ZZ Top and Bonnie Raitt, with a mix of 70s Rock, Blues and Outlaw Country all helping to shape his style. Following his success on Idol, Casey set his sights on Nashville, touring with Sugarland in early 2011 and playing his own shows. In March of 2012, he released his debut album, Casey, featuring his bluesy, goodtime feel first single, “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night,” co-written with Terry McBride and Brice Long.
The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, to support the victims of this violent crime and to prevent underage drinking. MADD Connecticut is committed to clearly and powerfully advocating for victims of alcohol-related crashes. MADD delivers quality services to hundreds of families each year at no cost to them, as well as help victims/survivors through the multitude of emotions and criminal proceedings that take place through court accompaniment and by providing grief counseling and support groups. MADD’s goal is to eliminate drunk driving and educate Connecticut youth about underage drinking. MADD introduces and follows legislation concerning bills to strengthen drunk driving laws.
About Arthur Murray Dance Studios:
Arthur Murray Dance Studios has been teaching the world to dance for over 98 years and has been located in the Connecticut area for over 50 years. During this time, Arthur Murray has been happy to support numerous causes for local charities and organizations. Ballroom Dancing’s recent rise in popularity has only further strengthened the notion that Arthur Murray has held all along. Ballroom Dancing is one of the healthiest and positive activities a person can do to enrich their life. We are happy once again to offer our support to the MADD organization in their efforts to keep our loved ones safe.
WCTY based in Norwich, Connecticut, is the home of continuous Country favorites for listeners in southeastern Connecticut. Owned by Hall Communications, a family-owned company that owns and operates 21 radio stations on the East Coast including six stations in Connecticut, Hall Communications has been in operation in eastern Connecticut since 1964.
About Mohegan Sun:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.