Our “Reveal Party” is October 18 at Kearney’s Holiday Inn

Revel Party for Kearney's Dancing with the Stars 2 is March 16

After making a check presentation of $50,000 to the Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial Fund The Kearney Rotary Clubs are back to tackle Suicide prevention in Kearney. This third event will prove to be bigger and better than either of the prior events.  Join us on October 18th to learn the names of the Celebrity dancers. 

The 12 dancers soon to be revealed will be featured performers for a fund-raising spectacle on March 23, 2019 at Younes Conference Center, sponsored by Kearney Rotary. By voting for the 12 dancers online and the night of the event, Kearney’s Rotary clubs plan to raise tens of thousands of dollars for the Central Nebraska Stop Suicide causes, Kearney Noon Rotary and Kearney Dawn Rotary causes.


  • Wendy Kreis, Broker, Vertical Focus Realty and Alex Straatmann, President, Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

  • Nita Unruh, Professor and Chair, Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, UNK and Marc Bauer, Interim Athletics Director at UNK

  • Renae Zimmer, Co-founder, Central Nebraska LOSS Team and Alex Schwarz, Operations/sales manager, Yellow Van Cleaning and Restoration

  • Elizabeth Roetman, Vice president, Economic Development Council of Buffalo County and Brian Cochran, Owner, Midwest Connect

  • Cheryl Webber, Coordinator, Kearney Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program and Drake Beranek, Kearney High Basketball Coach and Teacher

  • Leslie Martin, Community volunteer and Mark Stute, Principal, Meadowlark Elementary School

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YOUNES Conference Center

March 23, 2019

Top row, left-right: Dan Lynch, Jonathan Nikkila, Mark Sutko, Ross Finley, Jon Watts and Steven Haskett. Bottom Row, left-right: Betty Warren, Nikki Erickson, Marsha Wilkerson, Camie Rose-Lentfer, Carrie Eighmey and Erika Godfrey.

Pictured above: Top row, left-right: Alex Schwarz, Drake Beranek, Alex Straatmann, Mark Stute, Marc Bauer & Brian Cochran. Bottom row, left-right: Renae Zimmer, Cheryl Webber, Wendy Kreis, Leslie Martin, Nita Unruh & Elizabeth Roetman.

The dancers will practice and learn a competitive dance routine and will perform as a couple the night of “Kearney’s Dancing with the Stars.” They will be coached by volunteer instructors:

  • Kirby and Ronda Andersen
  • Noelle Bohaty
  • Jessica Dubas
  • Dillon Nelson

Celebrity judges for the event include:

  • Marsha Wilkerson & Mark Sutko
  • Joe & Pam Methe
  • Mike & Diane Sciachitano

Thank You to our 2019 Event Sponsors
Please visit their website by clicking on their logo

Our Cornerstone Sponsors are:

          Younes Hospitality | It all begins with... You!

Our Gold Sponsors are:

Our Silver Sponsors are:

      NebraskaLand National Bank

If you would like to be a partnering sponsor visit our Sponsorship page or contact a member of Rotary.

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