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Windstream to support Dancing with the Stars for Hope event

Mar 12, 2018

CLARKESVILLE, Ga.– Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, will provide video production services, local taping and playback of Dancing with the Stars for Hope, the March 17 fundraiser hosted by local nonprofit Circle of Hope and the Habersham Rotary Club.

Dancing with the Stars for Hope will air on Kinetic TV Channel 4 on March 20 and March 22 at 9 p.m., and March 21 at 12:30 p.m. This will be the first time the event is aired locally.

“We are delighted to have the ability to provide video production and local playback services for Dancing with the Stars for Hope,” said J Berkshire, Georgia area president of operations at Windstream. “By making it possible for viewers to watch at home, we are able to spread awareness about Circle of Hope’s mission, and establish a stronger connection between residents and the nonprofit.”

Dancing with the Stars for Hope highlights 10 teams of volunteer dancers from Habersham and surrounding counties to compete for various awards including Judges’ Choice, People's Choice and Most Entertaining. The event format is inspired by a widely-acclaimed television show where couples perform routines and are provided colorful comments from judges. Funds are raised through voting, ticket sales, and various levels of sponsorships. Each $1 raised will equate to a single vote for the team chosen.

“Event planning members are excited that Windstream has agreed to be a presenting sponsor for the event,” said Suzanne Dow, executive director of Circle of Hope. “We are thankful for the partnership with Windstream and the service they are providing to help make Dancing with the Stars for Hope successful and accessible to the community.”

Currently, Kinetic by Windstream serves multiple markets within Georgia, offering internet speeds up to 1 Gig. Windstream employs over 1,200 residents and provides service to more than 200,000 customers in Georgia.

For more information about Dancing with the Stars for Hope, visit

About Circle of Hope
Circle of Hope is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 multi-faceted domestic violence agency whose mission is to support, empower and bring hope to those affected by domestic violence through advocacy, awareness, education and community partnerships. Circle of Hope officially serves Habersham, Stephens and White counties and provides victims of abuse an array of services designed to ensure barriers are identified, needs are met, and safety and stability are achieved. All of Circle of Hope's services are free and confidential.

About Windstream 
Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the U.S. The company also offers broadband, entertainment and security services for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Services are delivered over multiple network platforms including a nationwide IP network, our proprietary cloud core architecture and on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at or Please visit our newsroom at or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream or @WindstreamBiz.

Media contact
Kristen Nicholson, 501-376-0321
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