Moving our Laugh Yourself Blue from an in-person event at the Seawell Ballroom in Downtown Denver to a computer screen was a hard pill to swallow. For nine years, Laugh Yourself Blue has been one of the most anticipated, attended and effective charity events in Colorado. There is just something special about joining over 400 of your friends, dressing up in your best blue attire and coming together for great food, libation, and live comedy while supporting a great cause.
Frankly, we were worried. Would we lose sponsors? Would people still participate? Would people still provide us the financial assistance that helps shore up our programs and keep our lights on?
YES. Thanks to the incredibly capable and innovative technical team at Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the best event planning company in the state, Eventful Productions, we delivered a night that will easily be remembered as the tele-event of the summer. A professional, fun and flawlessly executed evening of heartwarming moments, messages and not just comedy, but Michael Jr. provided a very meaningful message delivered with the perfect complement of humor.
What more? You still gave. Oh did you! Firefly Autism raised over $400,000 dollars due to this event; FAR exceeding our hopes and even our budgeting projections pre-COVID.
Thank you to the great team that worked countless hours to plan and re-plan and then change those plans to eventually produce something that mattered and something we are all very proud of.
You can watch our event by clicking on the button below but know, we had to remove our comedians per their contracts. However the event is still worth a watch if you missed it.
Thank you to our co-emcees Tory Shulman and Al Jackson of Daily Blast Live fame. Such a professional job. Thank you to our guest auctioneer, Eric Goodman. For many years your passion and energy has helped raise much needed funding for Firefly Autism. Thanks to Renee and Denise from Eventful Productions for more than we can write about in this newsletter. Thanks to Ryan at Barolo Grill for designing and preparing an incredible custom menu for our event. And thank you to the team at Denver Center for the Performing Arts for turning the can't miss charity event in Denver into the can't miss charity event on your screen.
See ya next year, hopefully in person!