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Mohegan Sun To Host Third Annual ‘MADD About Dancing’

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Connecticut celebrities compete to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving at Mohegan Sun September 30th

Mohegan Sun is proud to present the third annual ‘MADD About Dancing’ competition in The Cabaret Theatre on Friday, September 30th. Ten Connecticut celebrities will lace up their dancing shoes and hit the floor to help raise awareness and funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). This is the third year Mohegan Sun is teaming up with WCTY and Arthur Murray Dance Studio to host a night filled with fun, entertainment and competition. The evening also includes a special vocal performance by Country artist and former Dancing with the Stars competitor, Chuck Wicks.

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 featuring Steiner Sports memorabilia among other items before the celebrities take the stage at 8:00pm with their professional dance partners.

The group of celebrities includes: Sonia Baghdady, Evening Anchor for WTNH; Fox Connecticut Meteorologist, Rachel Frank; Star of Johnny Rockets’ episode of Undercover Boss, Janice Garcia; Vice President of Connecticut College, Ulysses Hammond; WCTY’s on-air personality Marty Hausberger; WFSB New London Bureau Chief, Kevin Hogan; Fox Connecticut on-air personality, Jennifer Lahmers; Vice President of Libero Jewelers, Michael Libero, Jr.; WTNH Meteorologist, Gil Simmons; and Miss Connecticut 2011.

For the competition, each celebrity will be paired with a professional dance partner from Arthur Murray Dance Studios and will perform two short routines. Female celebrities will perform the Waltz and Cha-Cha, while male celebrities will try their hand at the Foxtrot and Rumba. Professional dance expos and a special performance by Chuck Wicks will round out the event. Wicks, who is playing in Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den the night before, will perform a few of his hit songs in The Cabaret Theatre for guests.

Tickets to “MADD About Dancing” are $50.00 per person and benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving. They go on sale to the public on Friday, June 3rd and are available 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/entertainment/special-events.html

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. 

About MADD:

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 WCTY:

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 Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, 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.