Dance marathons were a popular fad in the 1920s and 1930s, when contestants would “bop ‘til they drop,” and the winner was the last man/woman/couple standing. These dance endurance contests became fun and profitable fundraising events for charitable causes, and the tradition carried on last week in Katy, Texas.
The Cinco Ranch High School Cougar Stars dance team had a “Kick-a-thon – Kicking for a Cause” to raise funds and awareness for the Krause Children’s Center in Katy. Krause is a therapeutic residential center for severely abused, neglected, and troubled children, ages 11 to 17.
The Kick-a-thon is an annual Cinco Ranch dance team tradition, but in prior years the Stars raised funds for the dance team. This year they were all in agreement to do their Kick-a-thon for the kids at the Krause Children’s Center instead of themselves.
The Stars all got their friends and family to sponsor them, and also circulated through the stands during the 4th quarter of the football game, on a quest for donations from the spectators. The audience was very supportive and glad to hear that the Stars were reaching out to the community to support the children’s center.
There were 98 Stars when the music started and after six minutes there were about 20 still kicking. The Stars left standing get to make the check presentation to the Krause Center – more than $5,300 was raised for the Krause kids!