Sandi Carter is married to District Court Judge John Carter and they have four children. She is employed as an Arts Education Supervisor with the Public Schools of Robeson County.
Vonta Leach played football at East Carolina University and is a fullback for the Baltimore Ravens, who play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game on Sunday. Leach, a Rowland native, was selected to his second straight Pro Bowl this season.
The two will come together to compete in the Dancing with the Robeson County Stars competition on March 24 at the Southeastern Agricultural Center. The United Way event asks community members to support their favorite couple by voting with a $10 donation.
They will get a late start practicing because of Leach’s football schedule, but Carter hopes that his popularity could help with votes.
“We really need to help the children get better reading skills because that’s really going to impact the whole community as they grow up,” Carter said. “The only way we are going to help the community is to start with the children.”
Proceeds raised through ticket sales and donations will be used to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to the county. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which was established in 1996 by country singer Dolly Parton, provides a free book monthly to children 5 and under.
For information, or to vote, visit www.unitedwayrobeson.org.