A star-studded event capped the 10th and Final Dancing with Our Stars for the American Red Cross campaign. Celebrities Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy joined the All-Star cast for a spectacular ballroom dancing show on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. The amazing efforts of the star and professional dancers, sponsors and the community helped raise more than $400,000 to support local Red Cross programs and services.
Taking away the top honor for the Mirror Ball Fundraising Trophy was Team Schneider – Mary Gronnert & Paul Kardish. They raised more than $201,000.
The People’s Choice Champion Award went to Lisa Pritzl and Michael Witte for their dance to “Footloose.” The People’s Choice Runner Up Award went to Dan Terrio and Mina Witte for their Contemporary routine to “Fix You.”
The Judges’ Choice Champion Award went to Anna Allen and Michael Witte for their Jitterbug to “You and Me and a Bottle Make Three Tonight.” The Judges’ Choice Runner Up Award went to Marty Williams and Heather Wudstrack for their Bolero to “So Soon.”
Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Schneider Foundation, as well as our other sponsors: Associated Bank; Bay Industries; BayTek Games; Belmark; Broadway Automotive; Festival Foods; Green Bay Packaging; Green Bay Packers; Hyatt Regency Green Bay; Jacks Maintenance; Khrome Agency; Kimberly-Clark; Rally Man Entertainment; Sanimax; Schneider Foundation; Simply Ballroom; Shift Visuals; Three Three Five and Wisconsin Public Service Foundation. We also thank our media partners of WBAY-TV2 and 101 WIXX for their promotional support.
Special thanks to Cami Rapson and Tammy Elliott of WBAY-TV 2 for serving as masters of ceremonies.
Thank you to all our star dancers for their time, commitment, energy and passion:
- Anna Allen – Howard-Suamico School District
- Chelsea Anderson – Community Volunteer
- Billi Jo Baneck – Brown County Public Safety
- Keith Cronin – Green Bay Packers
- Kati Donaho – Hyatt
- Mary Gronnert – Schneider Foundation
- Paul Kardish – Schneider
- Tracy Lemsky – Associated Bank
- Emily Matesic – WBAY-TV 2
- Zeb Metzler – Innovative Services
- Bill McGlin – Shawano County Public Safety
- Pam Niles – Bellin Health Generations
- Lisa Pritzl – Prophit Marketing
- Adam Rockman – Bellin Health
- Grant Soletski – CrossFit Green Bay
- Stacy Stecker – Associated Bank
- Dan Terrio – UnitedHealthcare
- Jody Weyers – American Red Cross
- Marty Williams – Sierra Dental
- Kelly Wolff – Kimberly-Clark, Aerial Dance Pole Exercise
Also, thank you to our pro dance partners:
Rane Cegelski from RS Ballroom Instruction; Terry Irwin and Angela Cervantes from TC Dance Club of Appleton; Charles Michaels from Arthur Murray School of Dance in Madison; Jay Morth from Ballroom by Jay; Heather Wudstrack from Get Out and Dance in Weston; Sara Baye, Michael Witte and Mina Witte from Simply Ballroom of Green Bay.
Thank you to the event committee, volunteers and most of all the community for supporting your local Red Cross.