Charlottesville Business Owner Raises $33k for Rover

"Corbin Snow and Robin Grimsby"

Corbin Snow and Robin Grimsby, WINNERS

Corbin Snow, owner of Snow’s Garden Center & Landscaping, was awarded the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy at Saturday’s CASPCA Critter Ball.  The award was given to the ‘contestant’ who raised the most money and performed the best dance for Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA supporters.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO OF WINNING DANCE.

Snow started his Corbin Rocks 4 Rover campaign last Spring and kept his CASPCA awareness messaging in front of potential supporters by promoting it consistently on his blog site CorbinRocks4Rover.com, on Snow’s website SnowKnows.com, on Facebook, Twitter and also on his long-running 1070 WINA radio Snow Knows Radio Show.  As a local family-business owner who is very involved in the community, Snow also reached out to friends and other business owners and it really paid off.  His final count for his part in the annual fundraiser was in access of $33,000.  “I am so thankful for the awesome community contributions and for all of the local businesses that supported my efforts.” stated Snow.  “It’s amazing what a community can do when we all work together!”  “Corbin’s magnetism in the community throughout the past few months was wonderful,” stated Critter Ball Co-Chair, Ginger Germani.  “He really worked tremendously hard to generate awareness for the work we are doing at the SPCA!”

Corbin Snow and his dancing partner Robin Grimsby of Spin City Dance Studio performed a unique and energetic dance for Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA supporters at UVA’sSlaughterRecreationCenteron Saturday night.  Snow’s whip-cracking expertise to Frankie Laine’s “Raw Hide” brought screaming cheers from the audience and encouraged even more donations or “votes” on his behalf.  Soon after he agreed to participate in the dance contest, he began getting into shape at ACAC.  “I’ve actually lost over 35 pounds since we started our campaign,” said Snow.  “I knew that I could never have danced like I did and performed all of those lifts without getting into shape first, and I knew I was facing some stiff competition.”  John McAllister, Michael Mallory, Katharine Beights, Mary Morony, Mac & Elsie Thompson, Eliza O’Connell, and Tara Wheeler all competed with their professional dance partners and raised so much money themselves.  After a wonderful and successful night, totals raised for were over $250,000, which will go a long way for our communities’ No Kill shelter.  The Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA counts on the support of residents to take care of hundreds of homeless pets until they are able to find homes for each and every one of them.  The annual Critter Ball event is only one of their many fundraising efforts.

“I can not say enough about how amazing our dance competition was this year,” said Germani.  “Our celebrities and instructors put so much dedication into this production and in the end, the animals at our SPCA are the winners!  Congratulations to Corbin and to all of our dancers for setting a new record for the SPCA Critter Ball!”

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