‘Dancing with La Jolla Stars’ committee releases partial list of participants for Oct. 5 fundraiser

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Professional ballroom dancer and TV celebrity, Jonathan Roberts from ABC's “Dancing with the Stars"

Online: ljdancingwiththestars.com

The organizing committee for the La Jolla Town Council’s Dancing with La Jolla Stars fundraiser has released a partial list of dancers and judges for its event, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at La Jolla Torrey Pines Hilton.

The featured event hostess is Mary Murphy, a judge on FOX-TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” Jonathan Roberts, a competitive dancer for several seasons on ABC-TV’s “Dancing with the Stars,” will serve as an emcee and judge.

Thus far, some of the confirmed dancers include: La Jolla Realtor Maxine Gellens; La Jolla High School Football Coach and former NFL footballer Jason Carter; “Good Morning San Diego” co-anchor Brandi Williams; County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister; La Jolla Real Estate Brokers’ Association Vice-President Karen Rockwell; Leonard Simpson of KUSI TV’s “Fashion Forward”; Las Patronas’ board member Lisa D’Angelo; Scripps Health’s Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Paul Teirstein; San Diego Better Business Bureau President and CEO Sheryl Reichert; and special guest, philanthropist Sally Thornton.

Mary Murphy of FOX-TV's "So You Think You Can Dance."

Judges include Assistant San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, Jonathan Roberts, NFL broadcast reporter Scott Kaplan and former San Diego Chargers footballer Billy Ray Smith, Jr.

The event also will include wheel chair group dancing and a performance from award-winning juvenile ballroom dance champions.

Major donors and corporate sponsors are welcome and will be awarded with a generous benefit package and advertising opportunities.

The event includes opportunity drawings and a live auction, including prizes such as a night on the town for 10 people.

The nonprofit event is operating under the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status of the San Diego Police Historical Association. The event benefits local La Jolla community beautification and service projects in dire need of funding, as well as the Warriors and Quiet Waters, a nonprofit that provides therapeutic fly-fishing vacations for critically wounded servicemen and women.

For more information, contact Nancy Gardner at nancy@cmcfinance.com or (858) 456-3000; or Charles Schevker at  (858) 449-8250.

— Staff Reports

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