Dancing with the Stars
The Loveland Chamber of Commerce will host Dancing With the Stars From the Heart, a fundraising gala slated for 6 p.m., Feb. 22, 2014 at Embassy Suites. 100 percent of the event proceeds will go directly into the Business Flood Relief Fund, which will help fund business recovery efforts for affected businesses that apply through a grant process.
The chamber's Dancing With the Stars gala will become an annual chamber event. The event is a black tie affair complete with dinner, silent auction, live auction and dancing. The inaugural gala is co-produced by the 2013-2014 Leadership Loveland class as its class project. Sponsorship opportunities are currently available and tickets will be on sale in January for $100/person.
"We have been looking to implement the Dancing With the Stars gala for a while now. With the support of our Leadership Loveland class and the community need for additional resources and funding to support flood recovery efforts, we couldn't think of a better time or better cause to support as we launch the inaugural event," said Mindy McCloughan, president of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce.
The event will feature six local celebrities, each who have already been paired with a professional dancer to prepare for the event: Mary McCambridge Home State Bank; Betsey Hale City of Loveland; Chef Clay Mo 'Betta Gumbo; Paul
Matthews Banner Health, McKee Medical Center; Fred Liske American Eagle Distributing Co. and Leah Johnson JD Consulting. Corey Rose, 9NEWS morning show reporter/anchor, has already signed on as one of the master of ceremonies.
Each dancer will perform two different choreographed routines (Latin and Smooth each 1.5 to 2 minutes long) throughout the evening, i.e., fox trout, swing, tango, samba, jive, etc. and they will also collaborate for a group performance. Leading up to the event, each dancer will spend 25 hours on instruction and choreography.
For more information, to inquire about sponsorship opportunities or event support, please visit www.Loveland.org or call the chamber at (970) 667-6311.
Embassy Suites Loveland
4705 Clydesdale Pkwy
Loveland, CO 80538