The original organizers of the Gateway Dancesport Championships (previously St. Louis Star Ball Championships) were LeRoy and Ginny Walters, 36 years ago. A few years later LeRoy was also one of the originators of the Dancers Cup Tour. His work and life touched so many, and his lasting contributions to the ballroom industry are countless.
We honor LeRoy's enduring legacy and memory by awarding the LeRoy and Ginny Walters Perpetual Ballroom Trophy
Inaugural Champions of the LeRoy and Ginny Walters Perpetual Ballroom Trophy :
Serhiy Averkov and Olena Barna (2021)