KOHD, Central Oregon's ABC, proudly presents "Swinging with the Stars", a fundraiser benefiting
Central Oregon Sparrow Clubs.
Join us for a night of incredible dancing,
fun and philanthropy - all to support
Central Oregon Sparrow Clubs!
2015 People's Choice Award winners Marianne Cox and Andres Garcia
About Swinging With The Stars
The chase is on! Come and see local celebrities and their professional dance partners compete to take home the coveted Mirror Ball People’s Choice Trophy and the Judges’ Award. Your vote through dollars help decide who wins… and who goes home empty handed!
Each dollar you donate to Sparrow Clubs, is considered a vote for your favorite dancing couple! Vote in advance to help your favorite couple be the front runner for the People's Choice Award and the coveted Mirror Ball trophy, then attend the event to vote again to make sure your favorite couple wins! In addition to our featured couples, we’ll have special entertainment and exhibition dances from area professional troupes! Also, when the "Stars" come out the paparazzi is bound to show up!
All funds raised beneﬁt Central Oregon Sparrow Clubs! Our goal for Swinging With The Stars is to raise over $60,000 to continue our mission of empowering kids to help kids in medical need.
You truly are all STARS!! What a great show! What great results! Raising over $60,000 for Central Oregon Sparrow Clubs is AMAZING!
Thank you so very much to all our Stars, Pros, Judges, Emcees and attendees! We appreciate every second our Stars and Pros spent fundraising, perfecting your dance, promoting the event, and performing! We know that this event would not have been possible without any of you. Our hearts are full of gratitude! You have all truly blessed our nest!!
The big winner of the evening was, "The Dutchess of Hops", Marianne Cox and her professional dance partner Andres Garcia of the Latin Dance Academy of Bend, finishing first in the People's Choice Award and second in the Judges Award! Because of you and your votes, Marianne and Andres ended the evening with over 21,000 votes to bring home the coveted People's Choice Award and the Mirrorball trophy!
Placing second in the People's Choice award was "The Kombucha Queen", from Humm Kombucha, Michelle Mitchell and her pro partner, Joe Cope! The dance couple also received the Judges Award for the best dance performance of the evening! Placing third in the People's Choice Award was "The City Councilor", Doug Knight and his dance partner, Elizabeth Weigand. Doug and Elizabeth also placed third in the Judges Award with a spicy Kizomba styled dance!
One final huge thank you to all our Star and Pro dancers for their hard work and dedication to Central Oregon Sparrow Clubs!
All funds raised beneﬁt Central Oregon Sparrow Clubs. Sparrow Clubs mission is to set the stage for simple, yet heroic, acts of kindness in schools and youth culture by empowering kids to help other kids in medical crisis. Our event goal is to raise funds to further our program which helps medically needy children, and teaches local students to look beyond themselves for the good of others as they perform community service on behalf of our “sparrows.” Please click here for more information about Sparrow Clubs.
Grateful thanks to Taylormade Photography for providing the headshots