Charlottesville Nonprofit Holds Comedy Night to Raise Funds for Health Services
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A Charlottesville nonprofit serving people with brain injuries is getting people to laugh. On Saturday, the BridgeLine hosted a stand-up comedy night to help raise funds for the organization.
Tickets for the event, hosted at C'Ville Coffee, were sold out. Dozens packed into the coffee shop to have a good laugh and raise money for a good cause.
One hundred percent of all the proceeds raised on Saturday benefit the BridgeLine's services which included residential, case management and clubhouse programming. Organizers said that event was not only to get guests to smile but also benefit their overall health.
“We believe at the BridgeLine that thinking about jokes really exercises the brain and we all know that laughter is just feels good for you and it's our spirit at the organization to have a joyful life,” said Daniela Pretzer, the BridgeLine.
The BridgeLine hoped to raise $5,000 from Saturday night’s event to put toward their various programs.
Organizers did tell NBC29 that the annual comedy show has grown in size every year and they believe they may out-grow the space at C'Ville Coffee in 2020.