SwingShift and the stars cast announced

      This years cast and judges for the annual SwingShift and the stars event was announced this evening. 29&8's Erika Erickson is one of the contestants.

      Erika will be dancing with Cliff as they raise money for Michigan Blood.

      This years benefitting charities are: Food Rescue of NW Michigan, Hospice of Michigan, Michigan Blood, Old Town Playhouse, Single MOMM, and Traverse Health Clinic.

      In the series of five live performances, the audience will have the ability to vote for their favorite couple, buy donating a minimum of $5. You can also donate to the charities online, by clicking here.

      The schedule of events is as follows:

      First dance: September 21

      Second dance: October 19

      Third dance: November 16

      Grand Finale event: December 21

      See the above video for the big reveal!