The Standing Ovation School of Dance of Brick has planned a gift auction and dinner at Crystal Point Yacht Club to benefit the Ashley Lauren Foundation, which work hands-on with local families who have a child with pediatric cancer.
The school’s second annual “Dance To Inspire…One Smile at a Time” Charity Gift Auction will be held Sunday, March 1, at the Crystal Point Yacht Club from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The tickets are $45 dollars, which include a full dinner buffet and three special raffle tickets. There will also be a cash bar along with 50/50 and other fun events to win prizes. Two-hundred gift baskets are being prepared ranging in value of $25-$400. The “Mega Prize” is a $500 Visa gift card, along with grand prizes valuing over $500 dollars, such as weekend getaways, an NYC Dinner Cruise, LED HD flat screen, and many wonderful electronic prizes.
Tickets are on sale at Standing Ovation School of Dance, 627 Mantoloking Road, Monday through Thursday; from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are going quickly, organizers say. Those interested in tickets can also call 732-606-3067 or 732-920-2400.
The school has been a longtime supporter of finding a cure for pediatric cancer and helping families who are currently going through the difficult ordeal. The Standing Ovation Dance faculty and parents have created an annual Charity Gift Auction to help local charities and also support their Competitive Edge Dance Team. For the second year, they have teamed up with The Ashley Lauren Foundation, a New Jersey independent non-profit foundation established in 2005 to support and work hands-on with families who have a child with pediatric cancer. The ALF helps families locally on the Jersey Shore and statewide. Their goal is to ease the journey when pediatric cancer is diagnosed by providing direct financial and material assistance. They also provide a grant a wish program to put smiles on children’s faces while they are going through treatment.