SwingShift and the Stars

Exciting News! ​

Grand Traverse Young Life has been selected as a 2017 charity participant for SwingShift and the Stars!

Event Details: 
Date - Friday, November 17th
Time - 7:00pm
Location - City Opera House
Ticket Price - $75

Can't make it? No worries, you can support Al with a donation below.

Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal​!

More Information

What is it?
Adding a feel good twist to the “Dancing With The Stars” model, High Impact Productions is launching it’s 10th Anniversay, Million Dollar Challenge season. SwingShift and the Stars is an inventive dance-off, but more than that, it is a platform for area non-profits to gain awareness, foster new relationships and raise much-needed funds for their organizations.  This season, an unprecedented 23 non-profits will join in on the fun!!!! 100% of your donation dollars go directly to the organization of your choice. Opportunities for on-line giving are also available and strongly encouraged throughout the season!

How can you help/support?
1. Like and follow Grand Traverse Young Life on Facebook. Stay up to date with SwingShift, share our posts on your Facebook page to spread the word of Young Life and help us raise funds online through this platform.
2. Plan on attending one of the two SwingShift events on Friday, November 17th!
  • The "Main Event" is at the City Opera House where our Dancer will be competing with dancers from other charities.  It is guaranteed to be an extremely energized and entertaining evening.  There will be limited seating so we will be selling tickets for these seats in order to maximize this opportunity! Our hope is to raise $25,000 that night from our guests generositiy. 
  • The "Off Site Party" is at the same time, right around the corner from the Opera House where there will be much hoopla around celebrating our dancer's performance and some check writing to insure Young Life raises that $25,000.  Space is unlimited - the more the merrier!
3. Please consider sponsoring this event on behalf of your family or business! We would love your partnership in this event in order to reach more kids! Contact Erin Iafrate for more information on ways to do this. 

​​Meet Our Dancers!

Al Pilong - Star
Al Pilong is the president, MMC and COO of Munson Healthcare. He has been married for 33 years to his lovely wife Lori and they have 3 grown children - Christopher 27, Lindsay 24, Cherith 18 and a faithful dog Bailey. He is looking forward to the opportunity to support the work of Young Life as they impact the lives of students in our area.

Holly Collison - Instructor
Holly Collison studied and competed as a dancer in southeast Michigan, and continued to study dance while attending Western Michigan University. She has remained passionate about dance over the years since that time. Holly and her husband have been Traverse City residents for over 13 years and are grateful to be raising their son in beautiful northern Michigan.

What is Young Life?


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