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CASAblanca Event Details

CASAblanca - Dancing with the LOCAL Stars

Event Snapshot

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Par-A-Dice Hotel and CasinoPar-A-Dice Hotel and Casino
21 Blackjack Boulevard
East Peoria, IL 61611

Get Directions: Google map

What: The evening will feature local celebrities dancing with dance specialists from the Peoria area.

Local celebrity judges will rate the dancers and include audience vote participation. The event offers a dance competition, food and music. You won’t want to miss it!

Why: Proceeds support the specially trained CASA volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in Peoria County. There are over 850 pending cases in Peoria County and each of those children needs a Court Appointed Special Advocate.


$200 per person
Black Tie Optional



Matt George
Amy Paul


Teri CookTeri Cook is the Owner of Cook Travel and Cruise and has grown the business into a multi-million dollar venture. Teri's pulse on the business community flows over to her understanding for the need for community involvement. Her biggest passion is working with children in Central Illinois. Teri is the 2013 Dancing with the Local Stars winner and is on the Board of Directors of CASA Peoria County. Teri enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband Dick and their 22 year old daughter Ellen.

Karoline Seitz-GoddardKaroline Seitz-Goddard is Vice President, Treasury Management Officer at Central Illinois Bank. Her position allows her the opportunity to build lasting relationships with her clients, and she enjoys participating in her client’s success. Children are our future and Karoline sees great joy in volunteering with organizations that assist in our children’s development. Since 1993 Karoline has had the pleasure of working with students ranging from second grade through eighth grade, through Junior Achievement, introducing them to economic concepts to guarantee their success. Karoline is also a member of the advisory board of Illinois CancerCare Foundation, an organization committed to funding research, education and awareness in the fight against cancer. Skiing, cars, and running are some of Karoline’s favorite pastimes. Since 1998 Karoline and her husband have worked with the Building Steam program of the Steamboat Classic Race in various rolls assisting new runners in reaching their goals. CASA has been a very special organization to Karoline for a number of years and she is honored to be able to co-chair this year’s CASABlanca!

Committee Members

Teri Cook, Co-Chair
Karoline Seitz-Goddard, Co-Chair
Matt George, Emcee and Auctioneer
Amy Paul, Emcee
Kathleen Monge, Judge Coordinator
Valerie Clark, Marketing Committee
Mark Criss, Marketing Committee
Lisa Murphy, Website
Kimberly Leman, Venue
Christine Bare-Kemper, Wine & Spirits Pull
Angela te-Nuyl, Event Manager
Matthew te-Nuyl, Tech Coordinator

Volunteer Team Leaders

Lisa (Advocate Supervisor) & John Norwood
Colleen & Lawrence Splitter
Scott & Vicki Williams
Anthony & Kate Carlyle
Bradley Dance Club

CASA Staff

Kelli Carlyle, Advocate Supervisor
Sherry Dailey, Advocate Supervisor

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