Presented by AM Charity Fund and sponsored by Twin Cities Arthur Murray Dance Centers, the 8th annual Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities Charity Ball raised over $50,000 for five local charities at the 8TH Annual Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities Charity Ball, which took place at the Minneapolis Marriott June 3rd 2017.
AM Charity Fund was founded by Lynda Smith, owner of the Twin Cities Arthur Murray Dance Centers, in memory of her late husband who lost his battle with Leukemia. “We are so proud of the money we’ve raised since we started this event eight years ago,” said Lynda Smith, owner of the Twin Cities Arthur Murray Dance Centers. “This is a great partnership where people come together to help raise money and support local celebrities through the celebration of dance. We are happy to say that we raised $20,000 for the house charity the Leukemia Lymphoma Society this year and over $210,000 for many local to date.
Congrats to the Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities 2017 Winners!
Kim Perry won the Dance for the Cause Championship trophy. She performed the Bolero with her professional dance partner David Browning to the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. Nicole Middendorf won the Charity Ambassador award for raising the most money for her charity, Care Givers Support Network. Nicole and her partner Scott Skoog got the crowd revved up with their Cha Cha performance to Prince’s signature song, Kiss. “It was a wonderful “liveitlist” experience! I am looking forward to my future dance lessons to trim down and continue to boost my confidence and dance abilities, said Nicole about here experience as a celebrity dancer.
The celebrity lineup included Hans Johnson, Nicole Middendorf, Kim Perry, Jake Travis and Mark Parris. 2015 dance contestant Carla Beaurline was the Emcee for the event. The judges were Richard Moody, Christine Clayberg and former dance participant and the 2016 Charity Ambassador award winner, Jodi Livon.
The night consisted of a silent auction, followed by a live auction, a formal dinner and then the anticipated dance competition. The night was closed with a professional show and open floor dancing for all.
The 2018 Dancing with the Celebrities event will be next June at the Minneapolis Marriott. For more information about the Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities Charity event and to check out the final scoreboard go to www.amcharityfund.org