Saturday, August 22, 2009


Mohegan Sun, MADD partner for 'Dancing' competition.

Norwich Bulletin
Posted Aug 20, 2009 @ 02:52 PM


Mohegan, Conn. — .Eleven Connecticut celebrities will lace up their dancing shoes and hit the floor at Mohegan Sun on Sept. 30 to help raise awareness and funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Teaming up with WCTY and Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Mohegan Sun will host a one-night-only "MADD About Dancing" competition in The Cabaret Theatre featuring a special vocal performance by special guest Julianne Hough from "Dancing with the Stars."

Doors to The Cabaret Theatre will open at 7 p.m., when guests will have the opportunity to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and participate in a silent auction featuring Steiner Sports memorabilia among other items before the celebrities take the stage at 7:30 p.m. with their professional dance partners.

The group of celebrities includes: Bruce "Two Dogs" Bozsum, the Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe; Miss Connecticut's "Outstanding Teen" Acacia Courtney; Country recording artist Billy Gilman; NBC Connecticut anchor Brad Drazen; WCTY's morning show co-host Jimmy Lane; Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance; State of Connecticut Comptroller Nancy Wyman; Fox 61 Morning personality Rachel Lutzker; 2009 Miss Connecticut Sharalyn Kuziak; UConn women's basketball assistant coach Shea Ralph; and country singer Stephanie Hansen.

For the competition, each celebrity will be paired with a professional dance partner from Arthur Murray Dance Studio and will perform two short routines, including a foxtrot and a swing performance. Professional dance expos and a special appearance by Hough will round out the event. Hough, who is playing in Mohegan Sun's Wolf Den earlier that evening, will perform a few songs off her latest CD in The Cabaret Theatre for guests.

Tickets to "MADD About Dancing" are $50 and benefit Mother's Against Drunk Driving. They go on sale to the public on Monday and are available at the following locations: all participating Arthur Murray Dance Studios, the MADD state office in East Haven, the WCTY building in Norwich and at Mohegan Sun's box office.

Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so guests are encouraged to come early. For more information, visit

EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: It is good to see that the Mohegan Sun Casino is sponsoring an event to help MADD.

In my readers opinions, they feel that part of the problem of drunken drivers killing people, may have been caused by the actions that have occurred at the Mohegan Sun?

Bruce "Two Dogs" Bozsum dancing should be a hoot. Who are these celebrities?

If you can afford the $50.00, this seems like a very good benefit to support. What do you think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It has come to my attention that in the recent Mohegan Sun employee newsletter that all of Mohegan tribal Public Safety has been appraised in the Employee newletter EXCEPT for Protective services! This has upset alot of the Protective service officers in diffrent ways. There is a whole page on what Firefighters and Police and Dispatchers do; and there is 3 sentences on thier department and what Protective services do!! This angers me because it seems they are on every call first hand and assist with much traffic detail and customer relations much more than people think.
I believed this should be addressed. They too are part of Public Safety and deserve some recognition for thier efforts that they put fourth. I hope this can and will be addressed accordingly Thanks you