BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The excitement is building and the community is ready to come out for the Ninth Season of United Way of Southern West Virginia’s Dancing with the Stars on Friday, September 23rd at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. It is THE social event of the season!
Our six special teams are:
Couple #1 – Team Tiffany Kapp and Chris Grose
with choreography by Lexi Clay
Couple #2 – Team Teri Harlan and Rod Perdue
with choreography by Jill West
Couple #3 – Team Caitlin Galatic and John Galatic
with choreography by Madison Jackson
Couple #4 – Team Miranda Elkins-Arvon and Kevin Rasmussen with choreography by Brittney Fitzgerald
Couple #5 – Team Dr. Bonny Copenhaver and Joseph Brouse
with choreography by Laurie and Darrell Fuller
Couple #6 – Team Lisa Walker and Dr. Alex Daniele with choreography by Abby Honaker
A panel of people of our community will select a “People’s Choice” winner based on the amount of $5 votes received for each couple. Monetary voting will continue throughout the evening until after the last couple has danced.
“Our dancers are committed to raising funds to support the communities in which they live and serve. They have worked and are continuing to work very hard to raise funds for the improved health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community of southern WV. We hope they remember this season with great enthusiasm, that they have made new friends, and learned new skills, but ultimately that they know what great impact they have made in their community”, says Trena Dacal, Executive Director of United Way of Southern West Virginia.
Judges will select a “Judge’s Choice” winner for the dance portion of the contest and the Monies raised from Dancing with the Stars go directly into the annual campaign fund, allowing United Way of Southern WV to serve dozens of nonprofit partners in Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas, Summers, Wyoming, Mercer, and McDowell counties as well as the Greater Bluefield area.
“The first eight seasons of Dancing with the Stars were incredibly successful. Having a signature fundraising event like DWTS makes a great impact in our community. Bringing back Dancing with the Stars to our area after a pandemic-led hiatus is huge for the agencies we fund and the direct services we provide. We are excited to see what the event and our teams’ fundraising efforts will bring to our campaign”, says Dacal.
Supporters can vote for their favorite teams at unitedwayswvstars.org.
Please join us on Friday, September 23rd for the Social Event of the Season! Additional information on winners, total monies raised, etc., will be available on Tuesday, September 27th.