YMCA Announces Dancing for Partners Competitors

Keller Williams Realty Northeast General Manager Michael Clapp will soon be dancing with the stars. Clapp has signed on to participate in the The Lake Houston Family YMCA Second Annual Dancing for Partners fundraising event on Thurs., April 22 at the Humble Civic Center at 7 p.m.

The “friendly competition” will feature 14 community leaders paired with local dance instructors. Each pair will perform a short dance routine to win votes from the audience. An admission ticket is good for one vote for your favorite performer. The dance couple who raises the most funds that evening will be awarded the winning trophy.

“Normally, I do a pretty good job of embarrassing myself without having to charge admission,” said Clapp of his dancing debut. “But this time, it’s for a good cause!”

Clapp will dance with instructor Dominique Hill from Lake Houston Performing Arts Center. Other celebrity dancers include: Humble ISD School Board President Dan Huberty, Lone Star College – Kingwood President Katherine Persson, restaurant owner Tony Raffa, and Kingwood Park High School Principal Larry Cooper. 

Table sponsorships are available for $250 or $500 and will include seating for ten, extra “votes” and preferred seating.  Individual tickets will be available beginning March 22 and cost $25 for adults and $15 for students (ages 5 – 18).

At the event, the YMCA will also have a silent auction with prizes donated by YMCA staff and area businesses.  The evening will include light appetizers and dessert. 

Dancing with Partners, which raised more than $23,000 last year, is part of the YMCA Partners Scholarship Campaign annual fund drive. Through a variety of events and business contributions, more than $180,000 is raised annually to financially support children and families in our community who cannot afford the cost of YMCA programs. All of the funds raised are awarded in scholarships to families in the Lake Houston area and assist hundreds of children each year in the YMCA’s after school child care, day camp, swim lessons, youth sports and teen leadership programs. 

Clapp asks for your vote to help YMCA families: “The crazy thing about this event is that the winner is the contestant who can literally ‘buy’ off the most votes, in other words,  raise the most money.  So, I need to sell tables and tickets.”

To buy Dancing for Partners tickets and sponsorships, contact Clapp at 281-358-4545 or mclapp@kw.com.

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