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Children’s Law Center raises $79k with Dancing with the CLC Stars; celebrity champions announced

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The Children’s Law Center raised more than $79,000 at their fifth annual Dancing with the CLC Stars fundraiser and dance competition.

Inspired by the ABC-TV’s sensational show Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with the CLC Stars paired eight local celebrities with professional dancers from Arthur Murray Dance Center to benefit the Children’s Law Center. All money raised goes toward supporting legal advocacy for children and youth.

“We are so thankful for the support provided by our event’s many sponsors, donors and attendees” said Development Director John Vissman. “We are also very thankful for the hard work on this project by our Celebrity Dancers and the Arthur Murray professionals. With everyone’s support we were able to raise enough money to help many more children and youth overcome barriers to their success.”

There were three different Champions in the competition: Talent Champion, Fundraising Champion, and Grand Champion. The Talent Champion scored the highest among the judges, the Fundraising Champion raised the most money through purchased votes and sponsorships from supporters, and the Grand Champion was a combination of the highest score from the judges and the most money raised.

This year’s celebrity dancers:

  Talent Champion: Teddy Kremer- Cincinnati Reds & Fifth Third Bank 

  Fundraising Champion: Jennifer Lawrence- The Lawrence Firm 

  Grand Champion: Candyse Jeffries- Dr. J Orthodontics 

  Leenata Maddiwar– West Side Pediatrics Inc. 

  L-A Stopa- The Brighton Center 

  Jack Geiger– Eñe, LLC 

  Bob Grace- Turner Construction 

  David Myers- SpliceNet Legal Tech 


This event benefits this region’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children by supporting the Children Law Center’s holistic legal services program resulting in better outcomes for children and youth in our communities. Children’s Law Center (CLC) does not charge any fees to its child clients or their families.

Children’s Law Center, Inc. (CLC) is a unique non-profit legal service center protecting the rights of children and youth to help them overcome barriers and transition into adulthood, better self-advocate for their own needs, and successfully contribute to society. It provides individual legal advocacy to children and youth, and through public policy work, training and education, impact litigation, and juvenile defender support services, seeks to improve the systems that serve children. CLC offers services in both Kentucky and Ohio, and collaborates with other organizations within the region and nationally on a variety of topics.

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