Knoxville Stars Dancing For Donations

Allison Fulmer, way to go! The UT graduate student is leading the Dancing with the Knoxville Stars cast in donations solicited for the Feb. 17 event’s beneficiary, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Association, even though organizers originally asked her father Phil. “He has terrible lineman knees, so he put my name in the hat,” she explains on her donation page. Five other contestants are also representing strongly, and there’s still plenty of time to vote and donate (and get info) at

Donations for Dancing with the Knoxville Stars contestants as of Jan. 18:

Allison Fulmer, grad student: $1,566

Michele Silva, WVLT anchor: $723

Mike Wichter, WBIR meteorologist: $662

Farmer Charlie, Farm Bureau insurance spokesperson: $592

Ashley Johnston, Season 9 Biggest Loser contestant: $541

Marc Anthony, Star 102.1 morning show host: $324

John Elliott, shoe salesman: $150

Mike Griffith, News Sentinel sports writer; Jamie Lynn Drohan, WATE reporter; Buddy Landrell, wrestler: $0

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