A comedy night coming up next month is more than just a fun night out — it’s also an important fundraiser for the Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club.

Hosted by Kickers very own comedian, Erin Calder, the Thursday, August 22 comedy show at Roy’s Towne Pub will raise money to offset costs for the upcoming 2019 – 2020 rugby season. No Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls: A Comedic Fundraiser has Chris Griffin (Vancouver) and Peter Hudson (Nanaimo) headlining and will feature comedians Dan Duvall (Victoria), Josh Lichti (Cumberland), Carilynn Nicholson (Victoria) with special guests.   

Chris Griffin performing at Yuk Yuk's

Comedian Chris Griffin performing at Yuk Yuk’s. (Photo courtesy of Chris Griffin.)

The Comox Valley Kickers have teams for men, women, juniors and minis. Each season the team fundraises to help cover a variety of expenses that include team travel, equipment costs, jerseys and more.

Comox Valley Kickers Women’s Captain Natalie Nguyen is hopeful that this comedy night will be one of the club’s biggest fundraising events.

 “We really need it. We want to subsidize the cost of playing which will help to grow the sport here in the Comox Valley,” said Nguyen. “Member dues cover insurance, referee costs, field rentals and not much more.”

“Vancouver Island Brewing will be doing a tap takeover and will be donating a portion of every VIB purchase back to the rugby club.  There will also be a 50/50 draw. Along with ticket sales, we are optimistic that this will be not only a fun evening filled with laughs, but a notable fundraiser for the club.”

No Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls: A Comedic Fundraiser is on Thursday, August 22 at Roy’s Towne Pub, 4000 Island Hwy S, Royston, BC V0R 2V0. Advance tickets are $15 and at the door are $20.  Doors open at 5pm with the show starting at 6pm. For more information, visit http://comoxvalleyrugby.ca/comedynightfundraiser/.