Tony Donadio addressed a crowd of city representatives and interested residents for the official Ground Breaking for the Community Poolside Pavilion at Leisure Square on Saturday, March 1. The structure will be used to provide shade for summer campers and swimmers as well as provide a rental opportunity for weddings, concerts and private parties.

Anthony “Tony” Donadio of Donadio & Associates, one of ten star dancers in this season’s 6th Annual Dancing with Vero’s Stars, benefiting the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition and Riverside Theatre, recently participated in the Ground Breaking of the Community Poolside Pavilion at Leisure Square.

Donadio helped spearhead the organization of a committee that is working towards fundraising and building the structure at the city’s sports and exercise complex on 16th Street in Vero Beach. Along with Donadio, local builders are donating their time and expertise to the project and include Brad Schuh (Summitt Construction), Sam Jelmby (Helmet House), Tony Della Porta (Della Porta Construction), Robert Paugh (Bill Bryant & Associates), Chris Long (Roof Authority) and Robin Pelensky (Surlaterre Landscape Architecture). Fundraising for the project is underway and the structure is planned to be ready in late fall.

Tickets for Dancing with Vero’s Stars, to be held at Riverside Theatre on Saturday evening May 10, are now on sale at $200 for Exclusive seating and $150 for Premium seating. They may be purchased by visiting the Riverside Theatre Box Office in person, calling the Riverside Theatre Box Office directly at 772-231-6990, or visit

The mission of the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition is to provide an integrated system of individual community driven health education services united to assure all women access to prenatal care and all infant’s access to services that promote normal growth and development. For more information on dancer Anthony “Tony” Donadio or the Healthy Start Coalition call 563-9118.  For more information on the Community Poolside Pavilion at Leisure Square, call Jeff Matthews, 770-6500.