5th Annual
"Will Dance for Food"
Charity Event


This is the 5th year for our wildly popular Zumbathon and our 2nd year to participate in the Empty Bowls project. Last year we raised funds equivalent to providing over 2,000 financially struggling families with groceries! The support of caring people from the Brazosport area is vital to our heartfelt mission of feeding families in need.

General Admission is FREE. See ticket info below for special events.

Enjoy a silent auction, raffle, live music, art demo, lots of laughs with friends! What a happy way to spend an afternoon!


The class that started the dance-fitness-party revolution and changed the way we look at a “workout” forever. It’s fun, effective and best of all? Made for everyone! Licensed instructors put on a great program and you'll have some super fun and support a great cause.
Enjoy these photos from Zumbathon 2013!


Zumbathon Schedule

Date: Sunday, September 13th
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zumbathon: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

T-Shirt Cutting Pre-Party!

Friday, Sept. 11th 6:00 pm at the St. Mark Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall

Participants are invited to pick up their shirts and personalize them ZUMBA-style! You must pre-register for the Zumbathon by August 22 to receive a free t-shirt. 


St. Mark Lutheran Church, 501 Willow Drive, Lake Jackson, Texas. Call 979-297-2667 for info, or view this map for directions.

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Ticket Information

General Admission
Stop in for FREE! Come by, see the displays of one-of-a-kind hand-crafted art bowls, participate in the silent auction and the raffle, and learn more about the mission of Brazosport Cares Food Pantry. If you decide to participate in the Zumbathon or Empty Bowls, tickets are available at the door.

Zumbathon Tickets: $20 per person. Purchase tickets from your local licensed ZUMBA instructor, or stop by the office at St. Mark's. Register before Aug. 22nd to receive a free T-shirt.

Raffle Tickets: $6 each or 4 for $20.  Download the Raffle flyer here. 

Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is a grassroots effort by artists and craftspeople in cities and towns across the country to feed the hungry in their communities. Empty Bowls Brazosport is presented by Brazosport Cares Food Pantry and implemented locally by area ceramists and artists working in various media. 

 ~ An    Empty Bowl    reminds us of those who go hungry. ~

 ~ An Empty Bowl reminds us of those who go hungry. ~


"In 1991 Michigan art teacher John Hartom and his wife Lisa thought of an idea to use his students efforts in making ceramic bowls to raise money to feed the hungry. It was originally planned to be a one time event. 21 years later that idea is known as Empty Bowls with events held around the World. Empty Bowls has raised millions of dollars to combat hunger. Now retired, John and Lisa live in Western North Carolina and continue to support the Empty Bowls project. I met John this past summer as he and others were working with the Asheville food bank, MANNA, on their 10th Empty Bowls event. This is a story about people giving their time, material and effort to fight the growing problem of hunger."

Here's a wonderful little video interview with the founder, John Hartom. See what an Empty Bowls event is all about.

Brazosport Empty Bowls Meal Tickets:

$20 per person. You will receive a one-of-a-kind hand-crafted Empty Bowl, donated by a local artisan, and a simple meal of soup, bread, dessert, and water.

You may purchase your Brazosport Empty Bowl tickets online. Your receipt is your ticket.

100% of all proceeds benefit the work of Brazosport Cares Food Pantry and directly help hungry people in our own community.

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