PHOTOS: Paparazzi Flock to Red Carpet at Jr United Way “Together We Shine” Event for Abilis at YWCA

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Cameras were flashing. The red carpet was unfurled. Guests arrived in style and were greeted by the paparazzi on Saturday night at the “Together We Shine” dinner and dance at Greenwich YWCA.

Greenwich based teen volunteers led by the Greenwich Jr United Way organized the event. Greenwich High School clubs including Hand in Hand, Unified Sports, Come Together, Picking Up the Pieces, Roots and Shoots, Outreach Club, Former Attire and the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, Keystone Club also participated in the elegant evening.

The event was made possible by the generosity of many local businesses. Flowers for table tops were provided by Sam Bridge Nursery. Music was provided by DJ Elle Katsaros.

Food was provided by Cafe Oo La La, Bella Nonna Restaurant and Pizza, Barbara Finn, Fuzari’s Pizza, Garden Catering, Corbo’s Corner Deli, Famous Greek Kitchen, Burgers Shakes & Fries, and Mill Street Bar and Table. Hairstyling for Abilis clients was provided by Barbara Finn, Joanne Costanzo, and Janus Sanchez of Mane Event in Byram. Makeup for Abilis clients was provided by Aliza Miklos, Peter J. Bruno, Essie Cohen, and Meredith Hayman Hanson.

Event giveaway partners included The Capitol Theatre, Founders Entertainment, Kari McMinn, Elliptica of Old Greenwich, Granola Bar, Benefit Cosmetics, Pinkberry, Simply Beauty by Sonia, Chipotle, Gofer Ice Cream, Bruce Park Sports, Ada’s Kitchen + Coffee, Glenville Deli, Chicken Joe’s, Equinox, and Acting & Voice Studios in Greenwich.

Maison D’Alexandre Salon donated haircuts to the folks at Abilis leading up to the event.

The first ever "Together We Shine" dance was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way for people from Abilis and teens from several clubs at Greenwich High School. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Barbara Finn, George Finn Jr., Ashley Finn, Amanda Finn at the first ever “Together We Shine” dance was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and teens from several clubs at Greenwich High School. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

David Rabin arrives at the “Together We Shine” event at YWCA Greenwich. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs . June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs . June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs . June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs . June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dance was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way for people from Abilis and teens from several clubs at Greenwich High School. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Volunteers included Kaltrin Ugrinaj, Jacqueline Moran, Ziare Rene, Isabella Ugrinaj, Kelvin Chung, Nick Glass and Rafe Sconzo. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The first ever “Together We Shine” dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich Keystone Club members volunteered to make possible the Together We Shine event. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Teen volunteers included members of the Junior United Way and advisor Amanda Finn at the Together We Shine event. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager


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