Get to know Betina Driver, Co-host, “The Better Half”

photo courtesy of Frievalt Photography, llc

Betina Driver is co-host of the television program, “The Better Half.”  She’s also a proud mother of Cristian, Christina and Charity and the wife of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver.

Betina is active in various charitable efforts across the country, including the Packers Women’s Association, Donald Driver Foundation and Goodwill.

We are excited she’s taking part in Dancing with our Stars 2013 for the American Red Cross. Betina will be performing her dances with her husband. Donald won the mirror ball trophy on the 14th season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Get to know a bit more about Betina:

Describe your first dancing recollection. About how old were you and what was the occasion? I was six-years-old and graduating the Head Start Program when I danced to “Beat It” by Michael Jackson.

Who is your favorite dancer of all time on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and why? The 2012 Champion of “Dancing with the Stars”, my husband, Donald Driver.

Why support the American Red Cross with your participation? The American Red Cross does great things in the community. I believe it’s a great cause to support and I look forward to helping raise funds for the organization.

Get a glimpse of Betina and Donald’s first practice with TC Dance working on their Rumba! 

Dancing With Our Stars!

By Sean Sanders, on November 15th, 2012

I never in a million years thought I would write a blog about dancing, but here I am- writing about dancing!  When I was approached by the Red Cross to participate In Dancing With Our Stars I wanted to laugh and run away but the chance to raise money for such a great cause was too good to turn down.

My official photo courtesy Frievalt Photography, llc

Even though I have athletic ability (or at least I used to!), I am in no way a dancer so this is a real challenge. To make it even more intimidating, one of my competitors is Betina Driver who is dancing with her husband, Donald Driver.  Some of you might remember that he WON the mirror ball on the last season of Dancing With the Stars.  Nope, that’s not intimidating at all! In case anyone is wondering they are both as engaging and “real” as they appear to be on TV.

My sons, Zack and Adam with DD!

We have had our first few lessons and I have to admit it is a lot of fun.  Luckily, my partner, Jamie Keyzer, is patient and very good.  The other participants are great people and we are all having a blast learning our dances.

Group Lesson

Jamie and I working on our smooth dance moves!

Luckily for me, the trophy goes to the person who raises the most money, not who dances the best so I have a very good chance of winning this competition!  If you would like to see the Mirror Ball displayed at Festival Foods, click HERE to donate.

Pictures, videos and other fun stuff can be found on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NEWRedCross#!/NEWRedCross

Wish me luck and please donate to the Red Cross.  They need your contributions now more than ever.