Thursday, July 9, 2015

“It’s A Jungle Out There” Benefit Will Give Fans a Chance to Meet andCompete Alongside Former Survivor Players and Reality Stars

Readers of this blog know that I am a HUGE fan of reality and competition TV shows. My family has watched every season of Survivor so I am thrilled to see Highland Park native Missy Payne, star of Survivor: San Juan del Sur, Season 29, create the inaugural “It’s A Jungle Out There” benefit that will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm at Lofty Spaces. If you are a fan of the hit TV show Survivor, here’s your chance to not only mix and mingle with former Survivor-stars but compete alongside them to test your endurance and puzzle IQ. Guests will begin the evening with dinner and live entertainment from rising Nashville star, Baylor Wilson, who also happens to be Missy’s daughter and fellow Survivor contestant. Other performers will include talented teens from area Performing Arts High Schools, Competitive Club Cheerleading and Dance programs, and Acrobatic troupes. Among the items that will up for grabs during the live auction will be tickets to attend the live finale in Los Angeles where the next winner of Survivor, Season 31 will be named. Following the dinner and main stage entertainment, the party will move outside where Survivor celebrities will compete in challenges (similar to the challenges seen on the show) while party patrons place bets on teams to win. Guests will have a chance to buy into these challenges and compete alongside the celebrities to see who can become the Ultimate Survivor.

Carolyn "Mama C" Rivera, Keith Nale, Max Dawson and Tyler Fredrickson are a few celebs who will competing 

Confirmed celebrity attendees include:
Mike Holloway, winner of
Survivor Season 30
  • Natalie Anderson (Survivor San Juan del Sur, Season 29 WINNER)
  • Nadiya Anderson (Survivor San Juan del Sur, Season 29)
  • Max Dawson (Survivor Worlds Apart, Season 30)
  • Tyler Fredrickson (Survivor Worlds Apart, Season 30)
  • Mike Holloway (Survivor Worlds Apart, Season 30 WINNER)
  • April Lewis (Big Brother, Season 6)
  • Julie McGee (Survivor San Juan del Sur, Season 29)
  • Keith Nale (Survivor San Juan del Sur, Season 29)
  • Shirin Oskool (Survivor Worlds Apart, Season 30)
  • Missy Payne (Survivor San Juan del Sur, Season 29)
  • Kelly Reminton (Survivor Worlds Apart, Season 30)
  • Carolyn “Mama C” Rivera (Survivor Worlds Apart, Season 30)
  • Renae Virata (Ready For Love, Season 7)
  • Baylor Wilson (Survivor San Juan del Sur, Season 29)
  • Jodi Wincheski (Amazing Race, Season 14) 

This event is held in August, which translates to “hot in Texas”, so the dress code is Jungle Chic. They suggest you leave the stilettos at home and wear anything from dressy shorts to fancy camo tops and sandals or sneakers. Anything that screams “jungle” will help you to look the part. It’s A Jungle Out There is scheduled at 7:00 pm on Saturday, August 29 at lofty Spaces, 816 Montgomery St, Dallas, TX 75215. Individual tickets are $150 and proceeds will benefit Cheer 4 Your Life. While this is a family-friendly event, guests must be 14 years or older to attend. Sponsorships are available that include premium seating, branding and a VIP meet-and-greet. For more information, visit

About Cheer 4 Your Life:
Cheer 4 Your life is a non profit organization 501(C)3 that helps empower youth by providing supportive funding as needed for individual participation in various clubs and school programs including but not limited to athletic programs, performance based programs and service projects. The purpose of C4YL is to provide opportunities for youth to participate in a variety of athletic, performance and service based programs by offering financial assistance to those in need. We believe that being a part of programs of this nature are hugely rewarding and will empower, inspire and motivate our youth by giving them a chance to defy their own limits. The positive list of life experiences that are afforded these youth is lengthy. Some of the beneficial effects include self-discipline, commitment, integrity and a willingness to serve others.