Thanks to You... Comedy Night 2012 Was a Huge Success!

Our 15th Annual Comedy Night on September 8th, 2012 was a huge success, raising over $125,000! Thank you ALL for attending, sponsoring, bringing guests and helping us to gather auction items. Without your efforts, the evening would not have reached the level of success that it did.
 
There was a flurry of activity from the moment the guests arrived until the final guest headed for their car. The Silent Auction enticed bidders while guests enjoyed cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres. In the background, the San Diego Clarinet Quintet played a superb array of music.
 
2012 marked the Challenge Center’s 25th Anniversary of serving children, adults and seniors with disabilities. Many lives have been positively changed because of this unique and remarkable organization. The Challenge Center has assisted thousands of clients to regain their independence.
 
As a poignant reminder of this history of service and success, the audience was shown a brief video of recovery stories from several Challenge Center clients. One of the clients from the video, Mr. Scott Boney, even took the stage. Scott, who couldn’t sit up or speak more than one or two words when he started at Challenge Center, shared how his experience with Challenge Center gave him his life back! To demonstrate his point, Scott walked on stage; a feat that his doctors, not so long ago, believed would never happen!
 
Thank you Scott for reminding us how important this organization is to you and other families.  We know that it took great inner strength and the support of your family for you to achieve your accomplishments.
 
To close out an utterly delightful evening, Rita Rudner graced the stage with her charm and wit. The record-breaking event was amazing and as the guests left the Marriott, there was already talk and excitement for our 16th annual gala event!