Re­al­tors danc­ing to aid With­out Per­mis­sion

Ripon Bulletin - - Front Page - By JA­SON CAMP­BELL

The Man­teca Coun­cil of the Cen­tral Val­ley As­so­ci­a­tion of Re­al­tors is ready to dance the night away for char­ity. Lit­er­ally. On Fri­day, Sept. 15, the or­ga­ni­za­tion will host the sec­ond an­nual Danc­ing with the CVAR Stars char­ity fundraiser at the MRPS Hall to raise money for With­out Per­mis­sion – a Modesto-based hu­man traf­fick­ing aware­ness and ad­vo­cacy or­ga­ni­za­tion – and a hand­ful of other non­prof­its.

Ac­cord­ing to Frank Orr of Com­pass Real Es­tate – who is as­sist­ing fel­low real es­tate agent Nelia Tarango in or­ga­niz­ing the event – a hand­ful of tick­ets are still avail­able and can be pur­chased un­til 5 p.m. to­day for the night of din­ner, drinks and danc­ing – a for­mally-or­ga­nized danc­ing com­pe­ti­tion where vol­un­teers take lessons, per­form for those in at­ten­dance, and re­ceive paid votes to help raise money for CVAR’s

ex­ten­sive list of ben­e­fi­cia­ries.

At the end of the day, Orr said, it’s an event about peo­ple in the real es­tate com­mu­nity giv­ing back.

“What I’ve found is that re­al­tors are very giv­ing peo­ple and this is a chance for us to come to­gether and raise money for some very wor­thy or­ga­ni­za­tions,” he said. “I think that last count we in the Man­teca coun­cil gave away some­thing like $30,000 through­out the year last year,

and we know that the ef­fort that we put forth will have an im­pact on the peo­ple that we serve.”

The eight dancers that will be fea­tured will all be el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive do­na­tions to non-prof­its of their choice de­pend­ing on how they place in the con­test – with $1,000 go­ing to first place, $500 to sec­ond place and $250 for third place.

The theme for the 2017 event will be A Grand Mas­quer­ade.

Last year Orr said that the event raised over $9,000 for the non-profit that was fea­tured – through a com­bi­na­tion of ticket sales, do­na­tions, event fundrais­ers and votes.

The $65 tick­ets in­clude a cock­tail hour at 6 p.m., din­ner at 7 p.m. and the dance com­pe­ti­tion to fol­low. Orr said that there are just over a dozen tick­ets left avail­able for pur­chase, and those in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing the semi­for­mal event can pur­chase tick­ets through him by call­ing 209.518.3208.

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The MRPS Hall will be trans­formed into a world of or­ga­nized dance to ben­e­fit With­out Per­mis­sion – a Modesto­based hu­man traf­fick­ing aware­ness and ad­vo­cacy or­ga­ni­za­tion .

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