WRAL reporter/anchor to compete in 'Dancing Like the Stars'
Posted March 14, 2012 4:13 p.m. EDT
Updated April 22, 2012 10:27 a.m. EDT
WRAL reporter and weekend anchor Sloane Heffernan will compete in the annual "Dancing Like the Stars" competition held during the Southern Women's Show in Raleigh on April 28.
Heffernan will compete against NBC-17's Sharon Delaney, WTVD's Amber Rupinta, 100.7 The River's Kitty Kinnin, USA Baseball Director of Public Relations Jake Fehling and Jonathan Bunzey, a 17-year-old special needs student dealing with speech loss.
The stars will join professional partners for a ballroom showdown similar to the TV show "Dancing With the Stars." The winners will be determined by online votes on the National Inclusion Project's website and the judges' scores.
All proceeds from the contest benefit the National Inclusion Project, formerly known as the Bubel/Aiken Foundation, which was co-founded in 2003 by American Idol alum and Raleigh native Clay Aiken. The nonprofit promotes the inclusion of children with disabilities in activities with children who are not disabled.
WRAL has a storied history with this competition. Anchor Renee Chou won it in 2010 and in 2008 then anchor Lynda Loveland (who is now a morning show host on Mix 101.5 FM) took home top prize over former WRAL traffic reporter Mark Roberts.
See Sloane practicing her dance moves and learn about the National Inclusion Project:
Watch video of Lynda and Mark's dances: