Chelsea Hosts 8-Hour No Sleeping, No Sitting Dance Marathon

Chelsea, MI ​- While most of Michigan is sleeping, nearly 150 Chelsea High School students will be wide awake, dancing the night away to raise money for pediatric rehabilitation programs at C.S. Mott’s and Beaumont Children’s Hospitals.

In partnership with Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan, CHS Student Council will host its first annual Mini-VictorThon–an 8-hour no sleeping, no sitting event–on Saturday, March 9, from midnight to 8:00 a.m. in the Chelsea High School gymnasium. All proceeds will be donated directly to the University of Michigan’s 24-hour marathon, which funds hundreds of pediatric rehabilitation programs for families across southeast Michigan.

At the end of the event, dancers will perform a line dance created and choreographed by CHS students. They will learn a portion of this dance at the top of each hour.

“It’s a chance for our school family and community to come together and show how much Chelsea cares,” said Adam Schilt, an advisor to CHS Student Council. “Students have worked so hard to raise money and plan the event. They’ve turned empathy and passions into action.”

Members of the community are invited to join a number of local businesses and individuals who have supported CHS Mini-VictorThon. Anyone who wants to support the cause can donate via the link below. The community is also invited to visit the event, particularly for the finale at around 7:30 a.m.

Donation Link: ​


Adam Schilt (CHS Student Council Advisor)​ – 606-521-2633

Valerie Johnson (CHS Student Council Advisor)​ – 734-709-5298

Jacqueline Taylor (CHS Senior – Mini-VictorThon Coordinator)​ – 734-717-3176

Maddie Dunlap (CHS Sophomore – Council Public Relations Chair)​ – 734-417-6127


Chelsea High School Gym 740 N Freer Rd.

Chelsea, MI 48118

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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