Lip Sync Battle - Applause for a Cause

Welcome to United Way of Onslow County’s first Lip Sync Battle – Applause for a Cause!  We are excited for this fundraising event that will bring various industry leaders together for a night of fun and fundraising. The first battle will take place:

Friday, February 25, 2022
LimeLight, 145 Blue Creek School Rd
Jacksonville, NC 28540

Doors will open at 6pm with competition starting at 7pm.  There will be four contestants for the night of entertainment.

Applause for the Cause rules:

  • There is no actual singing allowed in the LipSync Battle.
  • Contestants can dress up, bring props, and solicit help from family and friends as back-up singers, props etc.
  • Contestants must perform two songs with a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 4 minutes.
  • In case of a tie, the contestants will perform a head to head battle with the song “Respect” by Aretha Franklin.
  • All songs and performances must be in good taste.  No burlesque or obscene gestures.

The fundraising will be done in a multitude of facets:

  • The winner of the “People’s Choice” Award will be determined by “votes” from the audience at the event or website through monetary donations.  Each contestant will have a link through the United Way website for family and friends to contribute a vote.  Each dollar contributed will equate to one vote. The most money raised will receive the “People’s Choice” Award.
  • The “Syncey” Award will be presented to the best performer which is determined by the audience.
  • Ticket sales will also contribute to the fundraising. General admission tickets are $10 and VIP are $25.  There will also be tables for sale that will seat 4 at a cost of $150.
  • A silent Auction will also be on site.


Joshua Eudy

Joshua Eudy

Joshua is an Army veteran and local Realtor with Realty One Group Affinity.  He completed The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans, becoming a Florida State University Veteran Alumni.  Joshua received his Associate Degree from Coastal Carolina Community College and completed Cosmetology School.  He was an independent hair stylist and while doing hair, he saw a need within the homeless community.  Joshua started cutting hair for the homeless.  In a 2-year period, over 3,000 free haircuts have been given to those in need.  For his efforts, Joshua became a Golden Rule Lightkeeper Award recipient.  Earning the Military Relocation Professional Certification, Josh strives to help fellow Vets, or active duty, find a property anywhere around the world. He is working closely with veterans in hope to help eliminate Veteran homelessness in the area.  Joshua has a 12-year-old son who is his whole world.

Yolanda Mayo

Yolanda Mayo is originally from Kawkawlin, Michigan, but now calls Jacksonville North Carolina home.  She served in the Marine Corps from 1986-2016 and retired as a Sergeant Major.  Prior to the Marine Corps, she studied Theater and Communications at Central Michigan University.  She has performed on both stage and screen.  Active in the community, she is a lifetime member of the Women Marines’ Association, the Entertainment Coordinator for Onslow Oktoberfest and the Emcee for the event, the Director for the Miss Oktoberfest pageant and Last Man Standing competitions. She was the Outstanding Combat Female Veteran of the Year for the state of North Carolina in 2019.  In 2020 she was a top ten finalist in Ms Veteran America, where she earned the Serina’s Vine award for leadership and the “Showstopper” talent award.  Years of experience in Community Relations and Communications, she is continually sought out to assist in many community events.  From hosting, to providing guidance in marketing, she has held positions for or volunteered with the following:  Onslow Community Outreach Programs, the United Way, The Onslow Women’s Center, Toys for Tots, Disabled American Veterans, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the Women Marines Association, and Combat Female Veterans and Families United.  As the Deputy Operations Officer for Marine Corps Community Services, Lejeune – New River, she continues to serve those who serve.  Host and co-producer for the webcast “Real Quick”, she is very active in many forms of social media.  She has been married to Greg Mayo for the last 31 years.  They have two children, one granddaughter and another grandchild on the way!

Yolanda Mayo

Pamela Trafton

Pamela Trafton

Pamela Trafton, native of Fayetteville, NC, moved to Jacksonville, NC in 2004 after graduating from Fayetteville State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Pamela joined Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in April 2001 and currently serves as the Vice-President of the Jacksonville (NC) Alumnae Chapter. Pamela works for the City of Jacksonville in the Neighborhood Improvement Services Department and serves as the staff liaison for the Jacksonville Youth Council. Pamela has been a member of the Jacksonville Board of Realtors (R) since 2010 and has served in multiple facets including Committee Chair and Board of Director. Pamela enjoys spending time with her family, as wife, mom, and grandmother to new grandbabies.

Deunta Williams

Native to Jacksonville NC, Deunta is an UNC at Chapel Hill Football All-American, Entrepreneur and Author. He owns Bring It On Esports, the newest entertainment here in Jacksonville.  Deunta is an active member of the community.  He serves as a Board of Director for the Brigade Boys and Girls Club and is a member of the Jacksonville-Onslow Civic Affairs Committee.

Deuanta Williams