All right, we’ll say it: 25 years in the Silicon Valley has left us misty-eyed. These days, for a small business to hit the quarter of a century mark, it means a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into keeping the lights on and the seats warm. Fast forward to today and we can’t stop grinning when we get to say “the longest-running show in the Silicon Valley.” We’re downright flattered with the kind and celebratory words that have been said about us leading up to the big days.
Of the lessons we’ve learned over the years (for instance, Falafel’s Drive In has the best banana milkshakes), perhaps one of the most valuable is that it takes a community to support a business – and for that we will forever be grateful for the one that has sustained us since September 1987. It’s the reason we are able to celebrate this (joyous and fairly emotional) milestone. The weekend of September 13 – 15 will not only be a celebration of 25 years of laughs, Playerz past and present, and Loyal Fanz from day one and forward, but it’s a chance to to give back to the community that has seen us through and had a collective hand in keeping our doors open.
We’ve partnered with three Silicon Valley nonprofits: Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, Second Harvest Food Bank and the YMCA’s Project Cornerstone. When purchasing your tickets for the matches, you’ll see an option to donate a flat amount – we hope you’ll consider doing so. There will be donation information and envelopes at the ComedySportz Box Office too.
Clean out your pantry! We will also have food collection barrels from Second Harvest in the ComedySportz lobby, up at the ticket counter. When you make your way down here, any donation of nonperishable items scores you a sweet deal: A voucher good for 20% off your next ComedySportz ticket order. Visit http://www.shfb.org/donateitems for a list of item donation ideas and guidelines.
Last but not least, a HUGE shout out to our neighbors and generous sponsor: The Fairmont San Jose. They’re also celebrating 25 years in the Silicon Valley this year and are the official hotel of the ComedySportz Anniversary Weekend. Thank you, Fairmont! 25 years old and you don’t look a day over dapper.
Thanks again, Loyal Fanz. We can’t wait for you to join us in the festivities – see you very soon!