01 Oct Raising Funds with Laughter to Help Find Missing Kids
PITTSBURGH (October 1, 2012) — On November 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM, the BairFind Foundation will be holding its “100 Laughs for 100 Kids” comedy night fundraiser event. The event will be held at the Broughton Volunteer Fire Hall and will feature comedians David Kaye, Doc Dixon and Pat Godwin. Tickets for the event are being sold at $25 per person and includes the comedy show, free food, draft beer and mixers. Attendees are also free to bring their own beverages. While the event is for ages 21 and over due to alcoholic beverages being served, the show itself will be fairly clean (PG-13) in order to benefit a larger variety of people.
The “100 Laughs for 100 Kids” event is the BairFind Foundation’s first major fundraiser to allow them to sustain and expand the work they do for missing children and their families. Many local companies and chains have begun to step up to help sponsor the event along with donations of baskets and gift cards for the auction. “We are very touched by the support we have been seeing from businesses in the early stages” says BairFind President and Founder Dennis Bair, “and we hope more businesses will reach out to help us meet the challenge of fighting the crisis of missing children”.
The BairFind Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of getting the public involved in the search for missing children. Bairfind does this through attaining high profile and long-term visibility of missing children’s profiles and spreading awareness about the problem of missing children today and how the public can get involved in the solution. Since 2011, BairFind has forged a partnership with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have provided a concourse sign on which missing children are featured, as well as a page in their game program. Rocky Bleier, whose picture sparked the revolution to find missing children, is on BairFind’s board of directors. Bleier, along with Pirates star second baseman Neil Walker and broadcast announcer Steve Blass, recorded a public service announcement that has been featured on the big screen at Pirates home games directing game-goers to the concourse sign and program. The Pittsburgh Steelers have also donated a concourse sign, marking BairFind’s entry into one more high profile professional sports league. Similar partnerships are now being pursued with other pro sports teams and leagues with the goal of expanding the program to be adopted league-wide in all major sports. The BairFind Foundation have also expanded into other areas, having high profile booths and putting on autograph sessions at non-sports events such as the Western PA Home Show and the Pittsburgh Opera Theater’s three week-long Summer Fest.
To purchase tickets, sponsor the event or donate items for the auction, contact event coordinator Dee Parr at: dee@BairFind.org. Also, visit the website at: www.bairfind.org.