Boys and Girls Club event raises $92,000

Comcast’s Dance Like the Stars raised more than $92,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi.  The fifth annual event was held August 28that the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo.  

Nine local celebrities competed for the titles of Grand Champion and Judges’ Choice.  Each celebrity was paired with a dance professional to learn and perform a ballroom dance routine.  

Grace Clark, from Tupelo, took home the title of Grand Champion by raising over $17,000.  Dr. Jayant Dey, of Tupelo came in second with over $14,000 and New Albany’s Stephen Garrett raised nearly $12,000 to come in third.  Celebrity judges awarded the first place award to Susan Presley of Tupelo.  Second place in the judges’ choice category went to Stephen Garrett and Dr. Jayant Dey came in third.  

The 2010 Celebrity Dancers were: Chip Ashford, Grace Clark, Dr. Jayant Dey, Matt Gillis, Susan Presley and Jason Warren all of Tupelo; Stephen Garrett of New Albany, Jason Harrison of Ripley, and Gary Hancock of Houston.

The money that Garrett raised for New Albany is going into the general operations fund for the Boys and Girls Club Clubhouse in New Albany.

Garrett is the son of Mark and Cathy Garrett of New Albany.

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