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Dancing with Savannah Stars raises $225,000 for children in foster care

courtesy: Brightside Advocacy's Savannah Court Appointed Special Advocates
courtesy: Brightside Advocacy's Savannah Court Appointed Special Advocates(WTOC)
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 8:02 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Brightside Advocacy’s Savannah Court Appointed Special Advocates held Dancing with Savannah Stars on Friday, May 13.

They say they raised a record-breaking $225,000.

Twelve “Savannah stars” competed to raise money for children in foster care in Chatham County.

This year’s “Savannah stars” included Angela Lightsey, Cissy Smith, Gillian Karatassos, Kierstin Graham, Marianne Ganem-Poppell, Marvette Wilkerson, Moncello Stewart, Nicole Rawls, Rick Ellison, Sabriya Scott, and Jonathan Jefferson.

Another one of the stars was WTOC’s Assistant News Director Pria Padgett, who raised over $19,646.

Dancing with Savannah Stars raises $225,000 for children in foster care
Dancing with Savannah Stars raises $225,000 for children in foster care(WTOC)

WTOC was also the tv sponsor for the event.

The winners of the night were:

  • Top Fundraiser and Best Female Dancer - Sabriya Scott
  • Best Male Dancer - Moncello Stewart
  • Crowd Favorite - Nicole Rawls

Front Porch Improv’s John Brennan and Dan Gilbert co-hosted the event. Judges included Mayor Van Johnson, Judge Tammy Stokes, Kim Skalla, Averil Hull, and DJ Rax.

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