These Guys Can Dance

We have seen the ladies, now let’s check out the guys who will be competing for the Fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy at the Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Like what you see? Vote for your favorite at www.arclakeland.org

The Magnificent Murphy Perfecting his Waltz

Hello Northeast Wisconsin! Your favorite on-air personality Murphy in the Morning, Morning show host 101 WIXX, is putting his two feet to work (instead of his mouth) for the Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross.

Check out the latest video of Murphy working on his Waltz. This will be one of the two dances Murphy will be performing at the Saturday, February 26 event at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Three Clans Complex, in Green Bay.

Want to show your support! All you have to do is VOTE (donate).

Simply click on the link: www.arclakeland.org

 How your support helps right here in Northeast WI:

  • $25:  Food for a family of four for one day in a shelter
  • $52: 1 week of food for 1 person
  • $130: Emergency clothing and shoes for 1 adult
  • $294: 6 days of emergency lodging at an area hotel
  • $650: 1 dialysis client gets to treatment three times per week for a year due to our Transportation Services 

Check out ALL our Star Dancers!

Welcome to the Dancing with the Stars for American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter fundraising event.  Ten Northeast Wisconsin Stars are participating in this event.  Stars are being trained in two ballroom dances under the direction of Janet Gollnick, former Midwest champion, DanceSport of Green Bay.

Here’s how you can support this event and your local Red Cross:

  • Support this event and your local Red Cross and “Vote” for your favorite star dancer.  All “votes” will be counted toward your chosen star to help them earn the coveted Mirror Ball Fundraising Trophy given away the night of the event.

Not sure what star you want to vote for? Check them ALL out in action!

Event Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011
Place: Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Three Clans Complex, Green Bay

Murphy has some big shoes to follow in: Average Joe & David Burns

Murphy in the Morning, is the proud father of Andrew (20) and Connor (17). He has been the Morning Show Host at WIXX for 19 years. Murphy started his broadcast career as a part-timer at WIXX in 1980.  He went on to work in Marquette, MI, Oshkosh, WI and then New Orleans, LA. Came to back home to WIXX from New Orleans in 1991. He was born and raised in the Village of Howard.

He comes to Dancing with the Stars with a ton of performing experience. Award Winning Swing Choir member at Bay Port. Only dancer here who has recorded his own album.  At Bay Port High, he was voted “Most likely to be a Ballroom Dancer”.  Weird how things work out huh?  Also, while residing in Ishpeming, MI performed on an annual basis at the Alibi in Marquette, MI. Usually after softball, in full uniform. The “Worm” being his dance of choice. 

Getting to know Murphy a bit more:  

Describe your first dancing recollection. About how old were you and what was the occasion?  Homecoming- Freshman year.  Standing on the side asking myself, “what am I doing here?”    Shockingly not one girl asked me to dance.

Who is your dream dance partner?   Jennifer Lopez 

Who is your favorite dancer of all time on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and why?  Kym Johnson.  Why?   Have you seen Kym Johnson?

Why support the Red Cross with your participation?   Great organization, terrific cause. When things go bad…they are always there first.

What’s your favorite song?  That’s a hard one….have too many fav’s to name just one. 

Hobbies or passions: Golf, work and my kid’s. Now we can add dancing!

Murphy in the Morning & Kathryn Bracho Talk Dancing

Last night was the big announcement of our dancers for the 3rd Annual Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross. Listen to WIXX interview with our two media partners/dancers: Murphy in the Morning, Morning show host at 101 WIXX and Kathryn Bracho, Anchor, Action 2 News This Morning, WBAY-TV-2.

Audio of Murphy in the Morning, WIXX and Kathryn Bracho, WBAY

American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Announces Dancers for the 3rd Annual Dancing with the Stars Fundraising Event

Green Bay, WI – On Wednesday, September 29 the ten celebrity all-star dancers were announced for the 3rd Annual Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross. This event will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel, Green Bay.  Social hour begins at 4:30pm and dinner/program beginning at 5:30pm.

The 2011 “Dancing with the Stars celebrity line-up includes:

  • John Allen, Owner, John Allen Insurance Agency
  • Aymee Balison, CEO, CFO, COO, Balison Family (and owner of Sweetpea’s) 
  • Kathryn Bracho, Anchor, Action 2 News This Morning, WBAY-TV 2
  • Ronda Kincheloe, Community Supporter
  • Jackie Larsen, Owner, Fitnessology
  • Dean Lindsley, V.P. of Operations & Product Development, Pallas Textiles – a division of KI
  • Murphy in the Morning, Morning show host at 101 WIXX
  • Stacy Richards, President/COO, burnham richards
  • Brad Toll, President/CEO, Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Kurt VandenHouten, V.P./Co-Owner, Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders, Inc.

 

Our 2011 Dancing with the Stars Team - Top Row (l-r) Murphy in the Morning, Brad Toll, John Allen Middle Row: Dean Lindsley, Kathryn Bracho, Aymee Balison, Kurt VandenHouten Bottom row: Ronda Kincheloe, Jackie Larsen, Stacy Richards

These ten celebrities will be trained in two ballroom dances by DanceSport of Green Bay under the direction of Janet Gollnick, former Midwest champion. Their dance partners will be accomplished and skilled college-aged dancers from DanceSport of Green Bay.

The winner of the Mirror Ball Fundraising Trophy will be the dancer who scores best on the dance floor and who is supported by public and event votes. Votes will be in the form of dollars donated in support of the star dancer, both at the Dancing with the Stars event and dollars pledged in the name of the dancer prior to February 26.  Awards presentation includes “Judges Choice and People’s Choice” trophies. 

We are honored to have Ivan Seleznev of New York City, an eight time Russian champion, Rebecca Messenger, nationally acclaimed Ballroom Judge and Dan Messenger,  former National Champion and Ballroom Judge both of Milwaukee.

All proceeds for the event go to support local programs and services for the American Red Cross.

Tickets for the event will be on sale at the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter, starting January 3, 2011.