Show raises $8,000 for veterans


More than 500 attend Hilarity for Charity

Special to The Times



Courtesy photo Standup comedian James Gregory performed at the annual Hilarity for Charity at the Broad River Electric Auditorium in Gaffney on Feb. 19. Sponsored by Broad River Electric Cooperative, the charity event raised $8,000 for local veterans.


GAFFNEY — Broad River Electric Charity’s benefit comedy show Hilarity for Charity featuring iconic standup comedian James Gregory, raised $8,000 for local veterans in need after over 500 people attended the event on Friday, February 19.

It was Gregory’s third time headlining Hilarity for Charity at Broad River Electric Auditorium in Gaffney.

“It was a hilarious show for a good cause,” said Josh Crotzer, member services coordinator for Broad River Electric. “These men and women have sacrificed so much for our freedoms. We are proud to be able to assist some of them in this small way.”

The funds were distributed to Disabled American Veterans chapters in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties, to Veterans of Foreign Wars chapters in Cherokee and Union Counties and to Spartanburg’s Upstate Stand Down for Homeless Veterans.

In addition to ticket sales, the event also received support through corporate sponsorships. Hee-Haw Sponsors included CEE-US, Union County News, Print Depot, Image Plus Signs, The Gaffney Ledger, The Cherokee Chronicle, WZZQ-FM, and WBCU Radio. Cackle Sponsors included Altec, Asplundh, Grayco Electrical, McFarland Cascade, Pike Electric, Praise Enterprises, Southeastern Data Cooperative, Shealy Electrical, Track & Trace, Tri-State Truck and Trailer Repair, and Yadkin Bank. Chuckle Sponsors included Aiken Electric, BWC Contracting, Cintas, Futura Systems, Gaffney Buick GMC, Guy Roofing, Halo, Limestone College, M&E Fabrication, McCall Thomas Engineering, National Transformer Sales, Newberry Electric, Nolan Services, Osmose, Palmetto Electric, Roger Shiflett Ford, Skinner Tire, Transformer Repair Utility Services, and Transformer Maintenance.

Over the last seven years, the event has raised nearly $90,000 for local charities.

About BREC Charities

Broad River Electric Charities is a non-profit subsidiary of Broad River Electric Cooperative, whose purpose is to raise and distribute funds to other non-profits and charities in Union, Cherokee, and Spartanburg.

About BREC

Broad River Electric Cooperative serves more than 20,000 members in Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union and Newberry counties in South Carolina and Cleveland, Polk and Rutherford counties in North Carolina. As a non-profit, member-owned utility, Broad River Electric Cooperative is committed to empowering communities and enhancing the quality of life.

Courtesy photo Standup comedian James Gregory performed at the annual Hilarity for Charity at the Broad River Electric Auditorium in Gaffney on Feb. 19. Sponsored by Broad River Electric Cooperative, the charity event raised $8,000 for local veterans.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_James-Gregory-performs-at-2016-Hilarity-for-Charity.jpgCourtesy photo Standup comedian James Gregory performed at the annual Hilarity for Charity at the Broad River Electric Auditorium in Gaffney on Feb. 19. Sponsored by Broad River Electric Cooperative, the charity event raised $8,000 for local veterans.
More than 500 attend Hilarity for Charity

Special to The Times

This story was submitted by Broad River Electric Cooperative.

This story was submitted by Broad River Electric Cooperative.

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