Saturday, February 11, 2017

Friends of Holyoke Public Schools to Host 5th Annual Improv Fundraiser


For the fifth year in a row, the top comics from Boston’s renowned Improv Asylum will make their appearance at the Log Cabin in Holyoke on Friday evening Feb. 24 for the benefit of Holyoke Public School students.

The evening of food and fun will be presented by the Friends of the Holyoke Public Schools, a volunteer non-profit organization sponsoring enrichment programs for students throughout the year. The Improv evening will open at 6:30 p.m. with gourmet food stations and a cash bar, followed by the ​ hour long​show at 8. 

Donated prizes will be raffled ​off to Holyoke Public School teachers in attendance.

Tickets are $55 and may be purchased online at www.friendshps.org or by mailing a check to Friends or the Holyoke Public Schools at P.O. Box 10261, Holyoke, MA 01041.

“We’re excited to host the Boston Improv Asylum in Holyoke for another great evening that raises money for our city’s students and teachers,” said Tessa Murphy-Romboletti, President of the Friends of Holyoke Public Schools. “We’re trying some new things this year to keep this event exciting, and we’re thankful for the support of our generous sponsors. We’ll hope you’ll join us for a great evening that never disappoints.”

Funds raised from this event have allowed the Friends of Holyoke Public Schools to sponsor the acclaimed Summer Strings Program, issue grants to teachers across the district, and provide opportunities for students to attend special performances and cultural events.

Sponsorship support from the business community has also been greatly responsible for the success of FHPS’ success. This year’s event is once again generously supported by the Log Cabin-Delaney House in addition to major sponsors Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn attorneys-at-law and Holyoke Pediatrics.

Improv Asylum actors and comics focus on local news and issues, and include political leaders and educators face-to-face on stage. Their ad lib skits provide a steady stream of surprise and laughter throughout the evening
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