The San Jose Stealth teamed up with Tommy T’s Comedy Steakhouse in Pleasanton on March 23, to raise money for the Sticks-2-Schools program. Stealth players, dancers and staff were on hand to take part in a silent auction and some gut-busting comedy hi-jinks, all for a good cause.
The evening began with the silent auction, featuring prizes ranging from a private concert and bar-b-q to massage gift certificates to Stealth memorabilia. Following the auction, the comedy began. The host for the evening, Ed Tracey, got the crowd involved in the act, giving away prizes to people that took the stage with him. Stealth forward Jeff Zywicki got in on the act, and won the entire crowd free tickets to a show by catching whipped cream in his mouth (maybe you had to be there). Then the comedy acts took the stage, headlined by the energetic Bryan Kellen. He electrified the crowd with his unique style of physical comedy and hilarious anecdotes.
The event raised nearly $3,000 for Sticks-2-Schools, the program designed to fight childhood obesity by provided a new and fun way to stay active. Sticks-2-Schools provides lacrosse equipment, curriculum and instruction to Physical Education programs in the Greater Bay Area. Since 2005, Sticks-2-Schools has reached 79 schools and over 40,000 students. For more information on the program, visit www.sticks2schools.org.
Many thanks to all those that made the event a success.