“Helping with Humor” 2017 set for June 4 at ComedySportz

Helping with Humor 2017

This great event uses humor to raise funds to help QCA adults battling homelessness.

Helping with Humor, our annual fundraiser, is Sunday, June 4 at ComedySportz Quad Cities in Rock Island, Il. Tickets are $10. The full proceed of every Helping with Humor 2017 ticket sold will go directly to Humility of Mary Shelter in Davenport, IA. This funds our mission and directly helps adults in the Quad Cities who are experiencing homelessness.

This improv comedy show, which runs from 6:00-8:00 PM, is rated “E” for audience members of all ages. Bring the whole family to this family-friendly event and enjoy the laughs. at 220 19th St, Rock Island, IL 61201–the theater home of ComedySportz Quad Cities.

Comedy effectively raises both community awareness and funding, comments Christie Adamson, Program Director at Humility of Mary Shelter. “We have a lot of fun each year at Helping with Humor,” she commented, “and we would love to fill every seat in the house for Helping with Humor 2017.”

A Team Effort

ComedySportz Quad Cities is the longest running show in the Quad Cities. The program features two teams of comedians battling for points and laughs based on the suggestions of the audience. By the end of the night, you won’t be able to stop laughing. And, your laughs will help a great cause and local organization.

Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. serves individual men and women experiencing homelessness. They provide shelter, stability, and access to physical and mental health resources for adults in need. Their emergency shelter bed facility operates at capacity year round. Although it receives grant assistance and public funding, some services they provide rely on direct funding through private donations and fundraising efforts.

Tickets can be purchased online here:

Or by calling the box office: 309.786.1111

**Please note that all tickets must be paid for in advanced and purchased through one of the options listed above.**

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Please join us. You’ll make a difference in our community. And, you’ll have fun!

ComedySportz teams with Shelter to present Helping With Humor

Helping With Humor

ComedySportz presents Helping With Humor to benefit Humility of Mary Shelter on May 20m 2016.

On Friday May 20th at The Establishment in Rock Island, a comedy show will turn laughter into dollars for local adults experiencing homelessness at Humility of Mary Shelter. At 7 pm, the longest running show in the Quad Cities, ComedySportz, will offer two teams of improv comedians competing against each other for points and laughs. They’ll donate forty percent of all ticket sales the Shelter in a fundraiser that’s become an annual favorite. The show is rated E for Everyone, and everyone is encouraged to come contribute to a much needed service in our community.


ComedySportz staff invited HMSI employees to join them on stage at a previous program.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with ComedySportz again this year and look forward to all the laughs” says Christie Adamson, Director of Services at Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc.

Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. provides 83 beds nightly in an overnight emergency shelter for adults who face an urgent housing need. It also manages a day shelter from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, offering both Humility of Mary Emergency Shelter participants and members of the Quad City Area civic community a safe, climate-controlled and monitored environment. The day shelter offers an indoor common space that’s furnished with tables and chairs. A telephone is available for free local calls. The local newspaper is available as well as a listing of current employment position openings in this locality. As donations permit, coffee and snacks are available at no cost.

In addition, Humility of Mary Shelter’s Outreach Team extends a regular presence to assist those living on the streets or in other places not meant for habitation. The Outreach Team brings food, water, hygiene items, clothing and bedding. The Outreach Team also brings information for housing, healthcare and meal sites. It connects individuals on the streets with community resources and opportunities for safe housing in the Quad City Area.

Recently, HMSI was honored with a Quad City Better Business Bureau Integrity Award for outstanding commitment to fair, honest and ethical practices.

Helping With Humor 2016

ComedySportz logo“Improv and comedy are in our blood.  We are in our element, we are just creating that element as we go,” said long time ComedySportz player George “Big G” Schulz, “we are thrilled to share what we do and help out our community.”

Tickets to the show are $12 in advance and $14 at the door.  Tickets available by calling 309-786-1111, or you may purchase them online through The Establishment.

Helping with Humor 2015 Entertained All and Uplifted Needy

Helping with Humor 2015

Blue Team vs. Red Team–the ComedySportz players’ competition mounted as the evening event progressed–much to the delight of the audience.

Helping with Humor 2015 celebrated a sold-out May 3 event that entertained supporters of Humility of Mary Shelter and supported Quad Citians who experience homelessness. The fund raising event brought together area entertainment stars, businesses, church congregations and local residents at The Establishment Theatre in Rock Island. The third

David Casas

Magician David Casas used cards, scarves and his trademark doves to amaze the audience.

of three consecutive annual Helping with Humor evenings, this one was the most successful in the series that’s gaining more momentum each year.

Molyneaux Insurance joined ComedySportz and ThrivEnt Financial in sponsorship of the evening, a special performance. Donating his time and talent to the occasion, Magician David Casas amazed the crowd with his opening act. St. Matthew Lutheran Church provided 200 home-baked items for sale. ThrivEnt Financial matched the $3000 funding that the event raised with their own $1000 contribution.

Doors opened early, allowing attendees to enjoy a gallery display of artwork that was produced and crafted by participants and graduates of Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. programs. This display showcased talent, shedding a light on the abilities of those in the Quad Cities who must battle the disadvantages of not having a home base

Christie Adamson

Christie Adamson, Assistant Program Director at Humility of Mary Shelter

from which to work.

Christie Adamson, Assistant Program Director at Humility of Mary Shelter, spoke with enthusiasm about the fundraising event and predicted even more potential for its impact in the future:

I believe that humor is a great way to open dialog about subjects that are uncomfortable. Humor relaxes people, for instance, to talk about homelessness because it’s a subject that most find at least a little uncomfortable. In the future, this event might be a starting point to get people taking about the issue.”