‘Dancing With The Stars For Charity’ Donates Over $13K To Local Charities

May 13, 2024 at 7:31 p.m.
(L to R) Joye Andrews and Rebecca Bazzoni (Joe's Kids) accepted a donation of $1,600 from "Dancing with the Stars for Charity" champions Trace Hansen (Eastlake Skating Center) and Karri Morgan (Warsaw Community Schools). Photo provided.
(L to R) Joye Andrews and Rebecca Bazzoni (Joe's Kids) accepted a donation of $1,600 from "Dancing with the Stars for Charity" champions Trace Hansen (Eastlake Skating Center) and Karri Morgan (Warsaw Community Schools). Photo provided.

By Staff Report

"Dancing with the Stars for Charity" took place at the Warsaw Community High School Performing Arts Center in late March, marking a remarkable celebration of community spirit, dazzling dance performances and philanthropy.
The one-night-only extravaganza delivered an evening of talent and generosity to a near sell-out crowd, according to a provided news release.
Nine teams, comprised of community members and staff from Warsaw Community Schools, graced the stage to support local charities. The event stood out not only for its star-studded lineup but also for the meaningful collaboration between community members and school staff, the release states.
Choreography for the dances was provided by students enrolled in the WCHS Dance program. These students worked to ensure each routine was a perfect blend of creativity and precision.
What made the event even more remarkable was that over $13,000 was raised, with 100% of all ticket proceeds donated to 11 local charities.
Among the beneficiaries, Joe’s Kids received a $1,600 donation thanks in part to their designated team winning the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. Each of the other represented charities (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Cardinal Services, CASA of Kosciusko County, Combined Community Services, Kate’s Kart, Kosciusko Community Trap Neuter Return, Magical Meadows and Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts) received a donation of $1,300. Additionally. the WCHS dance department also received $1,300 as a token of appreciation to be used for future dance recitals.
Attendees were treated to a diverse array of dance styles, from elegant ballroom to energetic hip-hop, all performed with passion and flair, according to the release. Beyond the glitz and glamour, "Dancing with the Stars for Charity" embodied the spirit of community collaboration, as members from different walks of life joined forces to support causes close to their hearts.
Organizers have already begun planning the event for the following year, with Saturday, March 29, 2025 announced as the next scheduled date.

    Some participants from the recent "Dancing with the Stars for Charity" recently gathered to reveal donation amounts to 11 local charities. Photo provided.
 
 


"Dancing with the Stars for Charity" took place at the Warsaw Community High School Performing Arts Center in late March, marking a remarkable celebration of community spirit, dazzling dance performances and philanthropy.
The one-night-only extravaganza delivered an evening of talent and generosity to a near sell-out crowd, according to a provided news release.
Nine teams, comprised of community members and staff from Warsaw Community Schools, graced the stage to support local charities. The event stood out not only for its star-studded lineup but also for the meaningful collaboration between community members and school staff, the release states.
Choreography for the dances was provided by students enrolled in the WCHS Dance program. These students worked to ensure each routine was a perfect blend of creativity and precision.
What made the event even more remarkable was that over $13,000 was raised, with 100% of all ticket proceeds donated to 11 local charities.
Among the beneficiaries, Joe’s Kids received a $1,600 donation thanks in part to their designated team winning the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. Each of the other represented charities (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Cardinal Services, CASA of Kosciusko County, Combined Community Services, Kate’s Kart, Kosciusko Community Trap Neuter Return, Magical Meadows and Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts) received a donation of $1,300. Additionally. the WCHS dance department also received $1,300 as a token of appreciation to be used for future dance recitals.
Attendees were treated to a diverse array of dance styles, from elegant ballroom to energetic hip-hop, all performed with passion and flair, according to the release. Beyond the glitz and glamour, "Dancing with the Stars for Charity" embodied the spirit of community collaboration, as members from different walks of life joined forces to support causes close to their hearts.
Organizers have already begun planning the event for the following year, with Saturday, March 29, 2025 announced as the next scheduled date.

    Some participants from the recent "Dancing with the Stars for Charity" recently gathered to reveal donation amounts to 11 local charities. Photo provided.
 
 


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