There are some really fantastic figure skating organizations in existence out there. One of those organizations is Figure Skating in Harlem.
According to their official website, "Figure Skating in Harlem is a pioneering not-for-profit organization that provides girls ages 6-18 with vital educational and skating opportunities that build self-worth and promote physical well being and academic achievement. Our on and off-ice classes teach perseverance, responsibility, teamwork and leadership in a safe and positive environment."
And now is a great time to feature this amazing organization as they gear up for their annual gala benefit. The 2009 Skating with the Stars, Under the Stars will take place on Monday, April 6 at Trump Wollman Rink in Central Park. This years benefit will honor, among others, Tai Babilonia. Some of the best figure skaters, past and present will be there including Sarah Hughes, Evan Lysacek, Dorothy Hamil, Viktor Petrenko, Kimmie Meissner, Timothy Goebel and others. Attendees can also bid on auction items.
Tickets start at $300 and are available by calling (212) 675-9474. If you'd like to make a donation to Figure Skating in Harlem, you can do so by clicking here.