The Brookline Rotary is sponsoring its third “Dancing with the Brookline Stars” on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The event benefits 10 local charities.

Last year, the second “Dancing with the Brookline Stars” raised $190,000, double the amount raised the year before, benefitting the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry and other local organizations. Again this year, proceeds will be donated to 10 local charities.

The Brookline Stars, notable members of the business and professional community, who will be dancing include: Nancy Daly, dancing for the Brookline Senior Center, John Dempsey for Brookline-Quezalquaque Sister City Project, Lisa Goldblatt Grace for My Life My Choice, Philip Harrington for Kids Clothes Club, Casey Hatchett for Jennifer Lynch Committee Against Domestic Violence, Arnie Miller for Brookline American Legion/VFW Post, Dawn Oates for The Play Brigade, and Tommy Vitolo for the Livable Streets Alliance.

Each dancer donates considerable time and energy for this event. They train with a dance professional for months prior to the event while fund raising, and then perform a ballroom routine of their choosing on November 7, 2015. That evening judges will select two winners: one will perform the best dance routine and the second winner will be the top fundraiser.

Brookline Rotary donations will go to the Brookline Food Pantry, Brookline Food Co-Op and Brookline High School scholarships among other local charities. The need for food is great in the Town of Brookline. 13% of the population is living at or below the poverty line. Between 2009 and 2014 the food pantry experienced a dramatic 87% increase in the number of visits. In the past 3 years, the cost to purchase the necessary amount of food has increased an astounding 181%.

The event will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 7 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, starting with a cocktail reception at 6:30 pm. The dancing will begin at 8:00 pm.

Sponsorship levels for Gold, Silver and Bronze are available. These levels include preferred seating and extensive media and marketing coverage for the sponsor.

Enjoy an unforgettable evening while doing good for worthy Brookline causes.  For the further information on tickets and donations, visit Brookline Rotary’s website.