West Palm Beach Police Athletic League Celebrates Sold-Out and Successful Ballroom Blitz


West Palm Beach Police Athletic League Celebrates Sold-Out and Successful Ballroom Blitz


West Palm Beach, FL. – It was an evening of glitz, glamour and a good time as the West Palm Beach Police Athletic League (PAL) hosted the 3rd Annual Ballroom Blitz. The event, which took place on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, brought together area leaders and community members for a night of dinner, dancing, cocktails, and tons of fun in support of the programming the nonprofit brings to the downtown West Palm Beach area. 


“We are thrilled to have beaten our fundraising from last year {by 20%!} and to use those monies for the programs so vital to this community,” shared PAL Board President, Melissa Nash. “We had incredible dancers, sponsors and friends at this event, and we are so grateful to everyone who helped us sell out. It was even more exciting to have our National PAL Director Jeff Hood, who helped us raise even more money in our Call to the Heart by bringing in a single, last minute donation of $10,000!  We are looking forward to implementing even more programming for the children and teens who utilize the services of our WPB PAL. “


Ballroom Blitz, a Dancing with the Stars style event, featured one amateur and one professional dancer each showcasing a different style of dance. Hank Polidori and Doreen Scheinpflug took home the top prize (and bragging rights) of the highly coveted mirror ball trophy. The 2019 “Blitzers” included: Jeannine Rizzo, Adelfye Cedeno, Hank Polidori, Sal Senzatimore, Jake Rothman, Jillian Idle and Davidde Giordano.  Winners of the event will be crowned the STARS of 2019. 


Other notable guests in attendance included: Congresswoman Lois Frankel, City Commissioner Christina Lambert, City Commissioner Joe Peduzzi, and WPB Police Chief Sarah Mooney.


Funds raised from this event support PAL’s Teen Club, an afterschool youth leadership program with doors open 6 days a week, hosting art class, leadership programs, educational field trips and teen talks with community leaders. Located in a community with a negative story line, PAL is working to change that storyline by providing a safe place to teach the youth that they can create the change. The nonprofit is committed to enhancing the self-confidence, social, physical, and emotional needs of children through athletics, education, life skills, and mentoring. Using these tools, juvenile crime and violence is being reduced and achieving their goal of filling playgrounds — not prisons. 


Sponsors included: Related and Fred Astaire Dance Studio. To learn more about this event, or to get involved with the West Palm Beach Police Athletic League, please call (561) 835-7195 or  visit  www.westpalmbeachpal.com