NIU alum and former Chicago Bears player Garrett Wolfe is ready to show his athletic ability on the dance floor.
Wolfe will be featured Saturday, May 10, as one of the celebrity dancers in Dancing with the Starz – A Blockbuster Gala, a fundraiser to be held 6 to 11 p.m. at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.
The DuPage Senior Citizens Council sponsors the annual event, which supports the vital services that the council provides to the elderly in DuPage County.
The event will pair local celebrities with professionals from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Other celebrities include Kye Martin, the traffic reporter of NBC 5 News Today, and Mary Van De Velde of WGN Radio.
Guests can vote for their favorite dancer and participate in a live auction. One of the auction packages is a meal for 10, cooked by gourmet chef Scott Fischer, a contestant on the TV show “MasterChef” and the chef who will cater for the TV show “Dancing with the Stars” in May.
Tickets cost $125, which includes dinner, an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Contact Tasha Wheeler at (630) 620-0804, ext. 106, to buy tickets, sponsor the event or make a donation.
Since 1975, DSCC has provided services for seniors, such as Meals on Wheels, community dining, home maintenance, yard services and education on health and wellness.
“Dancing with the Starz is one of the best events in DuPage County,” said DSCC Executive Director Marylin Krolak. “But it is more than just a fun evening out. It is a way to help seniors who struggle with poverty and isolation to remain healthy and a vital part of the communities they helped build.”