Mike Bianco to Take Part in Dance Like The Stars
July 5, 2018

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TUPELO, Miss. – Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco will take part in 13th annual Dance Like The Stars event, benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of North Mississippi.

The Rebel head coach is one of 10 celebrity dancers, who will pair with professional dancers for the August 11 event at BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo. Bianco will dance with Tammy Wilson of The Dance Studio in Oxford.

“I’m not much of a dancer, so I was hesitant at first to take this on, but my wife helped me realize that it’s not about me, it’s about the children,” Bianco said. “I’m looking forward to raising money for this great cause.”

The dance routines are rated by a panel of three judges. The dancer with the best routine is crowned Dance Champion, while the dancer who raises the most money earns the title of Grand Champion.

The Dance Like The Stars gala event will feature dance performances, a big band orchestra, buffet dinner, cash bar and silent auction. In addition to the celebrity dance contest, the Boys & Girls Club ballroom dance team will perform as well.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi promote academic success, boasting a 100 percent graduation rate for its teenaged members. The program teaches good character and citizenship through community service projects, as well as healthy lifestyles, discouraging substance use through prevention programs.

The Boys & Girls Clubs keep dues low so all children can attend. Contributions generated through programs like Dance Like The Stars help to close the gap between membership fees and the cost of services. The funds generated help provide scholarships for children and funding for programs that promote academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship.


 

 

The 2017 event raised approximately $203,000, and the 2017 Grand Champion raised just shy of $40,000.

To donate on behalf of Coach Bianco, visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi website. Tickets are available for purchase through the Boys & Girls Club of North Mississippi. Event sponsorship opportunities are available as well.

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