Orange County Sports Commission Leads Sponsorship Initiative

Anaheim, CA (August 09, 2023) – The Orange County Sports Commission (OCSC), a countywide coalition of destination marketing organizations and community partners united to book and promote sporting events, announced that several Anaheim tourism partners are rallying to support a group of young dancers from war-torn Ukraine to compete in the World of Dance Competition taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 11th – 14th.


The young dancers are representing RealDanceStudio from the town of Chortkiv, in the Ternopil Region. Having won the World of Dance Championship in Poland, they have been selected to represent Ukraine at the World of Dance Competition in Anaheim. The students of RealDanceStudio have an impressive track record of achievements and victories at international dance competitions. The team of thirteen girls, also include two war refugees from Melitopol.


The Orange County Sports Commission are gifting nearly twenty park hopper tickets for the dancers and chaperones to attend the Disneyland parks, where the dancers will experience the resort for the first time. The Hilton Anaheim and Sheraton Park Hotel are donating hotel rooms for the dancers, coaches, and chaperones for the duration of their stay. Additionally, Karmel Shuttle Service will be providing discounted transportation rates for the group while they’re traveling throughout Anaheim and Orange County.


“Sports are some of the most beautiful pastimes in the world; a great escape from the struggles of daily life, but there are things that are so much more important,” said Anthony Brenneman, Senior Director, Orange County Sports Commission. "Peace, health, home, community, family; it is a reminder, all of this should not be taken for granted. We warmly welcome the RealDanceStudio and their chaperones, hoping to inspire their imaginations and bring delight into their lives while visiting Anaheim and Orange County."  


On August 14th, the dance group will present thank you letters to the Orange County Sports Commission and participating tourism partners involved in sponsoring their travel to compete at the World of Dance Competition.


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