Tickets still available for Dancing With The Stars contest

Tickets are going fast for this year’s Dancing With The Stars contest, but it’s not too late to reserve your seat.

Twelve local celebrities will hit the dance floor September 14 at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. United Way of Southern West Virginia is hosting the event.

Kacy Burgess is United Way of SWV’s Executive Assistant. She says a third of United Way’s annual donation goal will come from Dancing With The Stars. Plus, this is not just a one night commitment. The local celebrities have been hard at work for months.

“Our dancers are picked in January and they dance in September, but they’re fundraising all summer long so it’s a huge commitment for every dancer,” Burgess said. “They are in charge of all of there fundraising and normally we get a third of our goal- around 300 thousand dollars- from the event.”

Tickets are 75 dollars and seats can be reserved by calling United Way SWV or visiting unitedwayswv.org.