Have you heard of the Sparrow Clubs? Sparrow Clubs is a nonprofit organization of school based clubs that empowers kids to help kids in medical need. Sparrow Clubs provide financial and emotional support for children and their families in medical need, and it empowers kids (elementary to college age) to help others through charitable service in their communities.

A Sparrow Club involves a group of students or an entire school wanting to make a difference in the lives of others. It begins once a school and a project sponsor are found and matched with a child in the community. For more information on the local Sparrow Clubs, you can visit Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs on Facebook.

The Sparrow Clubs program teaches life lessons in compassion and selflessness through building relationships between a Sparrow family, a school student body, and our community. Sick kids get help, healthy kids become heroes and communities experience change.

My daughter introduced me to Sparrow Clubs and I’ve sponsored Crater High’s Sparrows for four years. It is important to me to help children in need and to help kids learn to think of others and be grateful for their own lives. After four years of declining to participate in DWTRVS, I look forward to learning the Argentine Tango from my instructor Brett Alleman and sharing it with the audience.

I am, by nature, SUPER competitive so I want to win the dance competition but even more than that, I’m determined to meet my fundraising goal of $20,000. You can help by donating and sponsoring our team on our team’s website page. This will go a long way in helping Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs their goal of helping 25 children and their families this year. Every dollar helps! They will use proceeds to support the work of empowering and motivating kids to help those other 25 kids in medical need through compassion, community service, and fundraising projects. 

Corporate sponsorships are also welcome. You can contact Matt Sampson, the Oregon Director for Sparrow Clubs, at 541-621-1126 or matt@sparrowclubs.org.

All of this will culminate in a night of incredible dancing, fun and philanthropy. Join us and watch me compete for the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at North Medford High School in Medford.

Tickets can be purchased beginning Monday, Oct. 3 on the DWTRVS website http://dwtrvs.com/. This year’s show is expected to sell out, so be sure to get your tickets as soon you can! Proceeds from ticket sales help cover show expenses, with the remaining profit going to Sparrow Clubs as well as benefitting the dance community through the show's dance grant program.

This family-friendly event has two shows:

MATINEE – 2 p.m.
Kids can attend for FREE! No judges are present and there will not be an Awards Ceremony during the matinee. However, each person attending the matinee show will get to vote for their favorite Star/Partner team (ME!). Votes from the matinee will be added to the audience votes at the evening show to determine the winners of the People’s Choice awards.
General Admission – $15 Adults – Kids 0-17 FREE

EVENING SHOW – 7 p.m.
The BIG show! Judge’s Choice, People’s Choice, and “Shining Star” Awards
Preferred Reserved Seating – $25
 Choose your seats when purchasing your tickets!
 (Preferred Reserved seats pertain to the front lower half of the auditorium)
Reserved Seating – $20
 Choose your seats when purchasing your tickets!
 (Reserved seats pertain to the back upper half of the auditorium)

I appreciate your support!