“Dancing With Our Stars” kicks off new fundraising season

Emily Matesic

DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY) – “Dancing With Our Stars” kicked off a new season in De Pere.

The dancing event is the largest fundraising event for the American Red Cross in Northeast Wisconsin.

Tuesday night was the formal start of the fundraising campaign.

There are a record number of participants this year. Our own Emily Matesic returns as one of the 16 competitors.

“It’s great to see all the participants come together in one room for one night. Probably only happens one other time — the event come February. Really great to see them and the people who are supporting them, supporting the cause, to come together,” executive producer Shawn Kiser said.

Dancing With Our Stars takes place February 25, 2017, at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay.