DanceBlue Silent Auction is ‘For The Kids’


The UK DanceBlue committee reveals the total money raised $1,785,286.96 at the conclusion of the 24-hour dance marathon at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

Cathryn Perini

DanceBlue is giving the UK community another chance to help out pediatric cancer patients.

The third DanceBlue Silent Auction is on Saturday in the Kroger Field Woodford Reserve Room.

From 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m,. guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and entertainment.  There will be a few speakers throughout the night, who will reflect on their own experiences with DanceBlue. DJ Warren Peace will be the guest DJ of the night. 

“It is a great event to reach community members, and allow all of Lexington to contribute to our cause,” Carli Stuart, the Corporate Relations Chair of DanceBlue 2018, said. 

The Silent Auction will benefit the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology and Oncology Clinic, according to the event’s Facebook page.

The Silent Auction offers items from the UK Athletic Department, Keeneland, a signed football by ex-Wildcat and current Green Bay Packer Randall Cobb and several more items. 

All of the DanceBlue proceeds, $11.6 million dollars in the past 12 years, goes to the Golden Matrix Fund, which supports the kids of the DanceBlue clinic.

This auction originated in 2015 as DanceBlue’s signature fundraiser. It was designed to bring together the community and share DanceBlue’s mission, according to the event’s Facebook page. 

Tickets for the 2017 DanceBlue Silent Auction are available now online or at the Ticket Center in Bowman’s Den. They are $25 until the day of the event, and can also be purchased at the door for $30.