Dancing with the Stars of Asheville

Asheville’s own Dancing with the Stars event celebrated its 5th anniversary this year with an all-star cast of local celebrities and community leaders.  Modeled after the hit television show, the evening included an intense elimination-style competition held to reveal Asheville’s top dancing pair.  Coordinated by the Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation, this event serves as a fundraiser to make Asheville a healthy and active place to live, work and visit through support of parks, recreation, cultural arts and transportation greenways. Proceeds from this year’s event will go directly to the construction of the SplashPark at the new Dr. Wesley Grant Sr., Southside Community Center

This year’s competitors included:

  • David Bailey, CEO/President,  United Way
  • William Anderson, City of Asheville Police Chief
  • Leigh Ruhl, Mission Foundation
  • Dana Davis, Financial Development Director, YMCA of Western North Carolina
  • Jim Williams, Roberts & Stevens
  • Kristen Weaver, Community Healthy Living Director, YMCA of Western North Carolina
  • Daryl Hart, Vice-President and General Manager of Hart Funeral Services
  • Rockell Scott, Buncombe County Clerk of Court
  • Jesse Ray Jr., Ray and Allen Funeral Services.

Check out a photo album from the event on our Facebook page.

Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation (APGF) invests in the quality of life in WNC by supporting the City of Asheville’s special projects, greenway development & community programming. APGF is a 170(b)(1) Public Charity organization and direct monetary donations are tax deductible.