The Dancing Within the Star City Benefit

is friendly dance competition comprised of eight couples. The event is Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Scottish Rite Ballroom; it promises to be a memorable experience.

How can you help?

This year, JCMF will be holding the 1st Annual Dancing Within the Star City Benefit and Live Auction on November 12, 2022. At this event eight local celebrity couples with be competing for four awards. The event will be held at the Scottish Rite Ballroom in Lincoln, Nebraska. You can help our mission by:

  • Becoming a corporate and/or event sponsor

  • Purchase tickets for the event

  • Donating auction an item for the live auction

Our celebrity couples are Tim Clare and his wife Amy; Senator Suzanne Geist and her husband Mark; Fred Hoiberg and his wife Carol; Scott Ritter and his wife Alison; Dr. Matt Byington and his wife Amberly; Greg Dorff and Heather Callam; Jason Peters and his wife Jamie; and JCMF and Float 4 Life Founders Blake and Kathy Collingsworth. 

You can vote for your favorite dance couples by donating to their personal on-line page. Each dollar raised equals one vote towards the Fundraising Champion Award.

Visit link here to vote for your favorite couple:

Donations, corporate sponsorships and ticket sales from this event directly support drowning prevention and water safety education programs. With your support of individuals and organizations in our community, we will save lives through our mission to eliminate childhood drowning in Nebraska and around the world.

Event registration is online at: or use the QR code below do donate to the fundraiser.


Josh the Otter Water Safety & Awareness Project

Our goal is to educate children with a fun and simple message:
To stay away from water unless accompanied by an adult.

Josh the Otter Water Safety & Awareness Project

Our goal is to educate children with a fun and simple message:


“Josh the Baby Otter” was created to help children comprehend and remember this important message. Ultimately, we want to create a water safety behavior for all children that will be passed on from generation to generation.

We have distributed over 500,000 copies of the book to daycares, preschools, and kindergarten classrooms across the country. With ongoing support, we will continue our efforts to incorporate this life saving message into every educational curriculum in the United States and beyond. We believe the book; “Josh the Baby Otter” has and will continue to save countless children’s lives.

“It’s an awesome program and more schools are calling us all the time to do it,” Hersh said. “If every year we hit the kindergarten class where we have kids who are at that point where they’re adventurous, we’ll be ahead of the game.”

The 2016 JCMF Golf Tournament raised over $60,000.00 to support our water safety educational programs!

We THANK all of our amazing supporters across the U.S. and worldwide! Because of YOU over 1 million children have heard the life-saving message of water safety with Josh the Otter!

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