Chris Jones has practiced, taken off his court-ready tie, and is poised to take the stage this Saturday for his dancing debut in support of a good cause, the Big Buddy Program.
Modeled after the hit ABC television show, Dancing for Big Buddy is a charity event featuring community leaders and prominent citizens as they perform a choreographed ballroom dance. At the event, Chris, along with 15 other local community leaders, will put their dancing skills to the test as they perform at LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Collin LeBlanc, Chris’ partner at Keogh Cox, served on the Big Buddy board for many years. About Chris’ efforts, he said “I’m proud of him. I’ve spoken at the event. I’ve helped host the event, but it takes a different kind of courage to get in front of a thousand-plus people –with the cameras rolling– and dance.”
All of the proceeds from the event will support the Big Buddy Program’s mission to provide positive role models and quality learning experiences for the under-served children and youth of Baton Rouge.
To learn more about the Big Buddy Program and the important work they do, visit their website at www.bigbuddyprogram.org