American Red Cross Announces Dancing with our Stars 2017 Participants

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2017 Dancing with our Stars for the American Red Cross Star Dancers and their pro partners.

The newest group of “star dancers” for the American Red Cross Dancing with our Stars fundraiser was unveiled Tuesday, October 4 at a kickoff party sponsored by Festival Foods. For the first time in its nine-year history, DWOS recruited teams to compete in the event in addition to its traditional individual participants. The teams consist of two participants who will work together to raise funds. Divisions will then be created for teams and individuals with those raising the most money in each category taking home a coveted Fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy.

The community members competing in teams:
Team Champagne Strut:
  – Jennie Sykes – Brand Ambassador, Elevate97
  – Jillian Dempsey – Owner, The Heel
Team Culinary Chemist:
  – Jyll Everman – Co-Owner/Executive Chef, Gather on Broadway
  – Sarah Larson – Quality Control Chemist, Nature’s Way
Team E-Rock:
  – Emily Matesic – Fox Valley Bureau Chief, WBAY-TV
  – Adam Rockman – BSN/RN/CCRN, Bellin Health
Team Rock for the Red:
  – Chelsea Anderson – UW School of Medicine and Public Health
  – Stacy Stecker – Senior Vice President/Private Banking Group Manager, Associated Bank
Team Vixen 
  – Kelly Wolff – Kimberly-Clark
  – Lusine Weitz – Owner, NC Janitorial

The community members competing individually:

Billi Jo Baneck – Dispatcher, Brown County Public Safety
Jim Knopf – Sales & Marketing Manager, Servpro
Dr. Ryan Martin – Professor of Psychology at UW-Green Bay
Tara Steinhorst – Founder, Colton’s Cure
Carla Vander Loop – Stylist/Social Media Marketing, LS Boutique
Woody from 94.3 JackFM – Program Coordinator/On-Air Talent

20161004_191401These 16 people (a record number of participants for DWOS) will now spend the next five months each learning one ballroom dance which they will perform at Dancing with our Stars 2017. That event will take place Saturday, February 25th in the grand ballroom of the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay. Dancing with our Stars is now in its ninth year and it has been a sold-out event each year. Not only do those in attendance support local efforts, so can those not attending as the “star dancers” receive votes in the form of donations to the Red Cross. One dollar equals one vote. Donations can be made now at this website: http://crowdrise.com/dancingwithourstars/

All funds raised support disaster prevention, preparation and relief, the life-saving training of first aid, CPR/AED classes, collection and testing of blood and blood products, support to military members serving around the globe and international programs.

DWOS 2016 raised more than $200,000 for the local Red Cross. Karen Classon, Owner of SKB Management, took home the Fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy after raising $87,000.

DanceSport of Green Bay, Simply Ballroom of Green Bay, TC Dance Club of Appleton and Arthur Murray Dance Centers – Madison & Sun Prairie are the participating professional dance partners for the event.

BayTek Games, Festival Foods, Green Bay Packaging, Green Bay Packers, Nature’s Way, Sanimax, Schneider, SKB Management, Tundraland, WBAY-TV 2, 101 WIXX and 94.3 JackFM are proud sponsors of Dancing with our Stars 2017.
Information about tickets will be available at a later date. More event information can be found on the following Red Cross platforms:
Dancing with Our Stars blog: http://redcrossdwosblog.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/americanredcrossnortheastwisconsinchapter/
Twitter: @redcrosswis (#DWOS17 to join the conversation)

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCros

American Red Cross to Announce Dancing with our Stars 2017 Participants

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The newest group of “star dancers” for the American Red Cross Dancing with our Stars fundraiser will be unveiled Tuesday, October 4 with a private kickoff party sponsored by Festival Foods at The Marq in De Pere. Media members looking to attend are encouraged to arrive by 6:15 p.m. The program starts at 6:30 p.m.

mb-glowFor the first time in its nine-year history, DWOS is recruiting teams to compete in the event in addition to its traditional individual participants. The teams will consist of two participants who will work together to raise funds. Divisions will then be created for teams and individuals with those raising the most money in each category taking home a coveted Fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy. Regarding dancing, each participant will learn and perform one dance. The “main event” dance show will take place Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the grand ballroom of the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay.

All funds raised support disaster prevention, preparation and relief, the life-saving training of first aid, CPR/AED classes, collection and testing of blood and blood products, support to military members serving around the globe and international programs.

DWOS 2016 raised more than $200,000 for the local Red Cross. Karen Classon, Owner of SKB Management, took home the Fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy after raising $87,000.

Information about tickets will be available at a later date. More event information can be found on the following Red Cross platforms:
Dancing with Our Stars blog: http://redcrossdwosblog.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/americanredcrossnortheastwisconsinchapter/
Twitter: @redcrosswis (#DWOS17 to join the conversation)

American Red Cross Announces Dancing with our Stars 2016 Participants

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The newest group of “star dancers” for the American Red Cross Dancing with our Stars fundraiser was unveiled Tuesday, October 6 at a kickoff party sponsored by Festival Foods.  The nine community members competing to raise the most funds to support local Red Cross efforts are:

  • Anna Allen – Teacher, Lineville Intermediate School
  • Jen Berres-Dart – Owner/Instructor, Jenstar Yoga
  • Karen Classon – SKB Management
  • Kati Donaho – Business Travel/Group Sales Manager, The Hyatt on Main
  • Lori Dufek – Account Manager, NXC Imaging
  • Maureen Gagnon – Co-owner, Gagnon Clay Products
  • Zeb Metzler – Learning & Development Specialist, Innovative Services
  • Dan Terrio – Learning Facilitator, Humana
  • Marty Williams – Owner/Dentist, Sierra Dental

Edit 3They will now spend the next four months learning two ballroom dances which they will perform at Dancing with our Stars 2016. That event will take place Saturday, February 20th at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay. Dancing with our Stars is now in its eighth year and it is has been a sold-out event each year. Not only do those in attendance support local efforts, so can those not attending as the “star dancers” receive votes in the form of donations to the Red Cross. One dollar equals one vote. Donations can be made now at this website:

http://crowdrise.com/dancingwithourstars/

The person who raises the most money between now and the end of the event will be awarded the coveted Fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy. All funds raised support disaster prevention, preparation and relief, the life-saving training of first aid, CPR/AED classes, collection and testing of blood and blood products, support to military members serving around the globe and international programs.

Last year’s event raised $170,000 for the local Red Cross.  Ann Vande Hei, Director of Business Process Performance, Integrys, took home the Fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy after raising $60,000.

DanceSport of Green Bay, Simply Ballroom of Green Bay, TC Dance Club of Appleton and Bill Beschta are the participating dance partners for the event.

Information about tickets will be available at a later date. More event information can be found on the following Red Cross platforms:

Dancing with our Stars donation website: http://crowdrise.com/dancingwithourstars/

Dancing with our Stars blog: http://redcrossdwosblog.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americanredcrossnortheastwisconsinchapter

Twitter: @redcrosswis (#DWOS16 to join the conversation!)

Erie Insurance, Festival Foods, Green Bay Packaging, Green Bay Packers, Schneider, Wisconsin Public Service, WBAY-TV 2 and 101 WIXX are proud sponsors of Dancing with our Stars 2016.

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About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

American Red Cross “Dancing” Fundraiser to Announce 2016 Event Participants at October 6 Kickoff Party

Another cast of local celebrities is assembling to participate in Dancing with Our Stars for the American Red Cross of Northeast Wisconsin.  The star dancers will compete to raise the most money and take home the coveted Fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy.  This year’s participants will be revealed during a private kickoff party Tuesday, October 6. Presented by Festival Foods, the kickoff party will be held at The Marq on French Road in De Pere.

“This event continues to grow and create a buzz in the community,” says Chapter Executive Steve Hansen.  “The star dancers do a tremendous job not only on the dance floor but more importantly raising funds to help support local Red Cross efforts.”

Dancing with Our Stars is now in its eighth year.  Not only do those in attendance support local efforts, so can those not attending as the star dancers receive votes in the form of donations to the Red Cross.  One dollar equals one vote.  All funds raised support disaster prevention, preparation and relief, the life-saving training of first aid, CPR/AED classes, collection and testing of blood and blood products, support to military members serving around the globe and international programs.

Last year’s event raised nearly $170,000 in net revenue for the local Red Cross.  Ann Vande Hei of Wisconsin Public Service took home the Fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy after raising $60,000.

Dancing with our Stars 2016 will take place Saturday, February 20 at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay. Information about tickets will be available at a later date. More event information can be found on the following Red Cross platforms:

Donation Website: https://www.crowdrise.com/dancingwithourstars

Dancing with Our Stars blog: http://redcrossdwosblog.org

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/americanredcrossnortheastwisconsinchapter

Twitter: @redcrosswis (#DWOS16 to join the conversation!)

Erie Insurance, Festival Foods, the Green Bay Packers, Schneider, Wisconsin Public Service, WBAY-TV and 101 WIXX are proud sponsors of Dancing with our Stars 2016.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

American Red Cross Announces Dancing with our Stars 2014 Participants

The newest group of “star dancers” for the American Red Cross Dancing with our Stars fundraiser was unveiled Tuesday night at a kickoff party sponsored by Festival Foods.  The 11 community members competing to raise the most funds to support local Red Cross efforts are:

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2014 Dancing with Our Stars:
L-R: Rick Beverstein, Deb DeLeers, Brian Bartel, Mike Spurlock, Stacy Struck, Jody Weyers, Susie Beverstein, Jim Rivett, Tammy Elliot, Tracy Stansbury Lemsky, and Chris Lofgren.

 

Brian Bartel – Dad/Inventor

Rick & Susie Beverstein – Senior Vice President, AON (Rick)

Deb DeLeers – Attorney, Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Tammy Elliott – Morning News Anchor, WBAY-TV 2

Tracy Lemsky – Senior Vice President, Private Banking Group Manager, Associated Bank

Chris Lofgren – President/CEO, Schneider National

Jim Rivett – President, Arketype

Mike Spurlock – Partner, Spurlock, Runyan, Miller & Assoc., C.P.A.s

Stacy Struck – Regional Manager, Jack’s Maintenance

Jody Weyers – Director, Volunteer & Communications at American Red Cross

They will now spend the next four months learning two ballroom dances which they will perform at Dancing with our Stars 2014, presented by the Schneider National Foundation. That event will take place Saturday, February 15th at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay. Dancing with our Stars is now in its sixth year and it is has been a sold-out event each year. Not only do those in attendance support local efforts, so can those not attending as the “star dancers” receive votes in the form of donations to the Red Cross. One dollar equals one vote. Donations can be made now at this website:

http://crowdrise.com/DWOSNEW/

The person who raises the most money between now and the end of the event will be awarded the coveted Fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy. All funds raised support disaster prevention, preparation and relief, the life-saving training of first aid, CPR/AED classes, collection and testing of blood and blood products, support to military members serving around the globe, the transportation program and international programs.

DanceSport of Green Bay, J. Powell Dance Studio of Green Bay, Simply Ballroom of Green Bay and TC Dance Club of Appleton are the participating dance partner studios for the event.

Information about tickets will be available at a later date. More event information can be found on the following Red Cross platforms:

Dancing with our Stars website: http://crowdrise.com/DWOSNEW/

Dancing with our Stars blog: http://redcrossdwosblog.org

Facebook: http://facebook.com/NEWRedCross

Twitter: @NEWRedCross (#DWOS to join the conversation!)

Northeast WI American Red Cross Website: http://redcross.org/newisconsin

The Schneider National Foundation, Arketype, Associated Bank, Bay Industries, Festival Foods, Green Bay Packaging, Inc., the Green Bay Packers, Jack’s Maintenance, WBAY-TV, WIXX and the Green Bay Press-Gazette are proud sponsors of Dancing with our Stars 2014.

Get to know Sean Sanders, Grocery/Frozen/Dairy Director Festival Foods

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Born and raised in De Pere. 41 years old – married for 18 years to my wife Sue. Together we have 3 children – Jordan – 22 years old, Zack – 16 years old and Adam – 15 years old. I love spending time with my family and friends… big fan of all sports and having FUN at whatever I do is a must.  I am a member of The Rotary Club of Green Bay and also on the Executive Board of the Einstein Project.

Get to know a little more about Sean:

Describe your first dancing recollection. About how old were you and what was the occasion? When I was about 13 I became a huge fan of RAP music. At the time Run DMC was big… rap went hand in hand with breakdancing… I remember being intrigued with the music and the buzz it was creating in the mid 80’s.  As I have gotten older I really found a passion for music… I enjoy all kinds of music but if I am going to a concert, it is going to be a ROCK concert… the louder the better! How that ties into your dancing question??? I don’t know. J

Who is your dream dance partner?  Jennifer Lopez… what else is there to say? There is “something” about her…

Who is your favorite dancer of all time on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and why? Donald Driver… because of the Green Bay connection and the energy and smile he displays in his everyday life. Donald has FUN no matter what he is doing. I like that.

Why support the American Red Cross with your participation? I believe it is important to give back to your community. I am blessed to work for Festival Foods… the Skogen family has always believed in enriching the lives of others. Being active in our community is an essential part of who Festival is and we are encouraged to get involved in any way we can.

Hobbies or passions:

–        My wife is my best friend… so that keeps things entertaining at home.

–        I am passionate about my kids… We encourage them to dream big and we will be their biggest fan.

–        I love being around people

–        I must have FUN no matter what I am doing…

–        I am a huge Packer Fan.