***UPDATE: The full set of images from the event can be viewed and ordered HERE.*** On Friday, Nov. 1, hundreds of people from Champaign-Urbana gathered at the Refinery for the Dancing with the Champaign-Urbana Stars gala to benefit the Don Moyer Boys + Girls Club. More than $146,000 was raised for the organization that evening. Ten local celebrities were paired with professional dancers from the Regent Ballroom, took lessons for several weeks, and performed on the dance floor that night.
2013 Champion: Erwin Goldfarb, sponsored by Campus Property Management Other Dancers: Traci Nally, sponsored by the News-Gazette Barb Harrington, sponsored by Busey Bank Dr. Stuart King, sponsored by Christie Clinic David Parkhill, sponsored by Firelands Group Dr. James Shephered, sponsored by Gipson & Shepherd Properties Dr. Scott Anderson, sponsored by Scott Anderson, DDS Leslie Neitzel, sponsored by ARC Farms, LLC Denise Martin, sponsored by Martin, Hood, Friese & Assoc. Eric Robeson, sponsored by Robeson's Inc.
Judges: Tony Clements (Clements Comedy Cafe), Kris Harrington (2012 DWTS winner), Erika Harold (2003 Miss America), Jeff Wampler (Erwin, Martinkus & Cole) Professional dancers from Regent Ballroom: David Lin, Sandra Paola Lopez, Liz Meadows, Riley Stratham, Mike Weaver Emcee: Stevie J & DJ - Diane Ducey from SJ Broadcasting
The event was presented by First Bank, The Refinery & the Regent Ballroom