Comics grapple with the hilarity and humility of varying degrees of parental loss. From sudden death to "I hardly knew thee", see what it's like to be left in charge before you learned how to make stuffing.
Featuring the talents of
Gloria "Glo" Butler
and Dave Lester
Hosted By Lois Thompson
This is going to be a very special evening. You will laugh to cry or cry til you laugh!
Come hear never-before-shared content that’s funny & trueseful (true & useful)
Saturday November 3rd 2018 8pm
Brooklyn House of Comedy(formerly Inkwell Jazz & Comedy Cafe)
1165 Bedford Avenue (corner of Putnam Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11213
50% of your ticket sales (on behalf of Dave Lester) will go to the Tayshana "Chicken" Murphy Foundation for Gun Violence Prevention programs "Both Sides of the Gun", "S.I.M.B.A", and the Anti-Bully Initiative!
Tickets $15 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3763784
The showcase is played in two (3) different boroughs (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens) at two (2) different venues that were essential in Tayshana's development in her gift of basketball. At the time of her passing, Tayshana Murphy was ranked #16 girls basketball player in the nation.
We begin the tournament in Brooklyn during the 1st week of August at Sternberg Park (aka Lindsay Park). The round robin tournament will continue for 3 days. We then travel to Manhattan or Queens for the Championship game at a location to be determined.
We have multiple performances by youth organizations during halftime of all the games. In between games we conduct tributes to families that are still striving to move forward after the loss of their loved ones. We hosted the Ball N Peace Championship Game at Queens Bridge Houses in Long Island City, Queens in August 2017. We have hosted the Ball N Peace All Star Game at Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem, New York in August 2015 and August 2016. We also hosted our Ball N Peace All Star Game in conjunction with the New York Liberty at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey in August 2013.
We are inviting parents and relatives that lost family members due to senseless gun violence. Our foundation volunteers will help coordinate bringing families to the event and setting up the venue. The event will also include vocal and dance music performances inspiring peace and community service award presentations.