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Boulder, CO (March, 2023) – Live from the Dairy Arts Center, “Zing for Zonta: Boulder’s Got Talent” is back to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County. This fun-filled talent competition will showcase performers from around Boulder County to benefit the Zonta Foothills Foundation. The stars are donating their talents to help build better lives for women and girls in Boulder County and around the world. Zing takes place on Friday, March 31 at the Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO. Doors open at 6:00 pm with food and a silent auction from 6-7 and judged performances from 7-9. Tickets are $65 per person and all proceeds go to the programs of the Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County.
The stars competing on the Zing stage are dance troop Alchemy of Movement, swing and jazz band Espresso!, tap and jazz dancer Maisha Diatta, singer and songwriter Lisa Selle, hula performers from The Hula School of the Western Mountains, folk singer Matt Nicodemus, electronic artist TLooP, and The Human Ukulele Band, HUB.
Erica Sodos returns as our Zing emcee and we are so excited to have her once again! For more than 30 years she has been entertaining and inspiring audiences and our Zing fans are no exception. Having made over 5000 appearances nationwide, Erica is a speaker, magician, psychic entertainer and one of the few female mentalists in the world.
Our judges are Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty, Dr. Patricia “Paty” Romero-Lankao, Senior Research Scientist NREL’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences and Peggy Leech, Past-President of the Boulder County League of Women Voters and advocate for women’s and voter rights.
The Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County is celebrating its 40th anniversary supporting women and girls in our community. A group of advocates who believe that the power of a few make a difference for many, the Boulder Club’s mission is to “Build a Better World for Women and Girls.” Their Zonta EducateZ program is doing just that through scholarships, leadership clubs, and other hands-on support for women’s education.
Since 2001 our members have raised more than $400,000 for community programs that support women and girls and we have contributed more than 30,000 volunteer hours to support community-based and international projects. These funds have supported our Boulder High School PantherZ Z Club, The Flatirons Golden Z Club, and seven local scholarships.
In addition, Zonta focuses on improving the lives of women through advocacy and partnerships with local organizations like the Boulder County Domestic Violence Response Team, Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence, Moving to End Sexual Assault, Boulder Mental Health Department, Emergency Family Assistance Association, Community Foodshare, The Reentry Initiative and others. We also fund international projects in conjunction with Zonta International.