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Litter Media was on hand Monday during the awards presentation for the 2020 Dance For Kids’ Sake virtual competition, benefiting Big Brothers-Big Sisters of South Central Ohio.
Nourse Chillicothe Automall’s Jason Blevins was crowned the 2020 DFKS Virtual Champion, raising $8,625.
“This was different” said Blevins accepting the award in the Nourse Toyota showroom. “Last year, I was extremely nervous (about dancing before a crowd) but it was still a lot of fun. I did it for all the children in the community – all the Little kids that don’t have mentors or anybody to look up to. I appreciate everything that Julie (Violette) does with the Big Brothers-Big Sisters.”
Due to the pandemic, the BBBS was unable to host the traditional dance competition fundraiser. “We had to think outside the box in order to keep everyone safe this year” said Violette, the agency’s CEO and President. Nine participants from previous competitions agreed to compete during the month of October campaign for the mentoring agency which serves children in Fayette, Highland, Pickaway, Pike and Ross Counties.
“Everyone in the community, whether you were a sponsor or you voted for one of our dancers” said Violette, “we thank you from the bottom of our heart.”
Others in the campaign, which raised just short of $24,000, included Dave Strickland, Jennifer Lykins, Elizabeth Scott, Jeff Downs, Julie Preston, Tara Gillum, Matt Knisley and Big Sister Lisa Johnson with her Little Sister Rieghlynn.
Over the last eight years, Dance For Kids’ Sake has been the agency’s biggest fundraiser, generating important operating monies. The 2020 campaign total is about a third of the event’s normal tally. But in a year of a worldwide pandemic which has strapped non-profit organizations financially, any amount is an important boost.
To learn more about becoming a volunteer or contributing to Big Brothers-Big Sisters of South Central Ohio, visit www.bbbssco.org or call 740-773-2447.