Sue Diamond with other dancers posing for group photo

Sue Diamond (aqua top) and other competitors at the Dancing Stars Atlanta fundraising contest.

University Yacht Club’s Sue Diamond raised more than $80,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association when she competed in Dancing Stars Atlanta in late May. She and her professional dance partner William Allison from Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Duluth, receiving the only standing ovation of the evening out of 11 participants. A large contingent of supporters from University Yacht Club turned out as part of the audience of more than 1,000 attendees. Diamond’s $80,000 in fund-raising put her fourth for the most money raised. She was one of four competitors to earn a perfect 10 for her routine, a medley of “You Can’t Take That Away from Me” by George Gershwin and “Run-Around Sue.” The 91-year-old Diamond is an active member of University Yacht Club and lives in Flowery Branch.

Photo: by Tony Strange