ViaQuest News

Dancing for Our Stars Winners Raise $7,000 for Levy Campaign!

The annual ‘Dancing For Our Stars’ Event hosted by the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities raised more than $20,000.

The fundraising event is modeled after the hit TV show, Dancing With The Stars. It was held on November 16th in Fairfield, OH and showcases 10 local ‘celebrity’ couples as they dance and compete.

Julian Robb, Director for ViaQuest Residential Services and Watoiya Williams, Operations Director of ViaQuest Day Services won the competition and took home the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. In total the winning duo raised more than $7,000.

The money raised goes to the Friends of Citizens with Disabilities’ Political Action Committee serving the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities, based in Hamilton, OH. Friends of Citizens with Disabilities’ Political Action Committee is responsible for raising all funds needed to run a successful ballot initiative for the Butler County Board of DD. 

The money raised from the event will go toward the Butler County Board of DD levy. The levy is set to take place in the near future with plans for paying for early intervention services for children from birth to age 3, residential services for people living in the community, nursing and day habilitation services for people in the community and transportation for those served in the adult center.

Julian and Watoiya would like to dedicate their win to all the people served through ViaQuest and Butler County Board of DD.

“This special group of individuals gives us the inspiration to do our best in all we do.  And while we were preparing our dance program they gave us the confidence to look past our faults and focus on our attitude. That was the key for us to rise to the occasion and give our best dance performance when we need it. We are truly grateful for our ViaQuest Family.” -Julian and Watoiya

The event debuted in 2011 and has since raised almost $45,000 for the PAC.

For more information on the Butler County of Developmental Disabilities, please see the links below:

www.butlerdd.org

www.facebook.com/ButlerCountyDD