Fort Wayne native and Komet legend Kaleigh Schrock is making his return to The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Sunday night as the Komets host the Wheeling Nailers. The retired Komet will be showing off his newly-discovered talent during intermission: Dancing. Schrock, who racked up nearly 1,000 penalty minutes in his six years with the Komets, is just one of many local celebrities who are taking part in the Reason to Dance, Reason for Hope event which is being held in Indianapolis Friday, March 10. Reason to Dance, Reason for Hope is a ballroom dance competition which is modeled after ABC’s Dancing with the Stars television show, where all proceeds raised by the event and individuals participating in the event are donated to Riley Hospital for Children.
Schrock has been paired with professional dancer Kelly Bartlett-Spalding, who is co-owner of the Fort Wayne Ballroom Company. He has made his way through 15 professional dance lessons and has continued to routinely practice for the event. When Schrock takes the ice on Sunday, there will be a chance for fans to donate to the cause. Schrock’s overall goal is to raise $20,000,and to help, he’s going to auction two special jerseys at the game. Fans can also donate here.
The game begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, with Schrock showing off his dance moves during intermission, and the Reason to Dance, Reason for Hope event takes place on Friday March, 7 at 6 p.m.