Swing Like a Fool: Live Concert / Dance Raises Funds for Wounded Veterans


OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan – The students of Oakland Community College’s (OCC) Highland Lakes Campus invite you to “Swing Like a Fool” on Friday, April 1 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Waterford at the OCC Highland Lakes Campus Student Center Arena.

OCC's Highland Lakes StudentLIFE, in partnership with The Dance Project, OCC Band Director Tom Dennis, Phi Theta Kappa and the OCC Nursing Student Association present "A Live Concert and Dance Performance." All donations support The Fallen and Wounded Soldier Fund, a local organization that assists Michigan veterans. (NOTE: This organization is not affiliated with the national Wounded Warrior Project.)

Swing dance knowledge is not required. A 20-piece live band and dance troupe will perform and teach lessons. Prizes will be awarded to the best themed costumes along with raffles and a silent auction offered throughout the night.

"This fundraiser is designed to assist some of our most vulnerable veterans - those who are partially or entirely disabled and least able to advocate and care for themselves," says Highland Lakes Coordinator of Student Development, Keith Pawlovich.

In addition to live entertainment, the Honorable Jim Runestad, Michigan House Representative, is speaking at the event. Runestad is recognized as a strong supporter for veteran employment, creating the first veteran internship program in the Midwest for veterans of Oakland County.

Advance tickets are available through the OCC Student Development Office at (248) 942-3243, or at the Highland Lakes Campus Student Center Arena the night of the dance. Advance tickets are $10 for singles and $15 per couple; tickets purchased at the box office are $15 and $25. Kids 12 and younger are free.

About OCC:

With multi campus system throughout Oakland County, Oakland Community College offers degrees and certificates in approximately 100 career fields as well as university transfer degrees in business, science and liberal arts. The College provides academic and developmental experiences that allow each student to reach their full potential and enhance the diverse communities they serve.  More than 45,000 students annually attend OCC and more than a million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965.

Contact: Bridget M. Kavanaugh | Marketing & Communications | T (248) 341-2020 | bmkavana@oaklandcc.edu