The Summit Area YMCA in keeping tradition alive, is making people laugh for a good cause by hosting its Annual Laugh Out Loud (LOL) Charity Auction and Comedy Show on September 17, 2022—and you're invited! Following two years of record-breaking events, we invite you to help top it again this year. The event will take place at the spacious and elegant Short Hills Hilton's Grand Ballroom.
As our guest, you'll enjoy a memorable evening of laughter, food and drinks in good company with the opportunity to bid on and win a variety of fabulous auction items all in support of the Y. Most importantly, it will be a night of raising funds to further our mission and strengthen our local community. All donations go to the Summit Area YMCA’s financial assistance program, which supports nearly 1,000 local families with free programming and scholarships for child care, memberships, and more. Help fight food insecurity in our neighbors homes, provide a place for cancer survivors to reclaim their health, offer a nurturing environment for children of working families, and more—all by supporting the Summit Area YMCA!
Our silent auction is open now through 9:45 PM on September 17! From some of the world’s most coveted golf experiences to private parties, to fashion makeovers and more, this year’s LOL Charity Auction items do not disappoint.
The best part? The funds raised go directly to our neighbors in need through the Y’s programs. Check out this year’s full suite of auction items. Get your bids in early! Then, pass the word along to your friends. Our silent auction is open to all – even those who aren’t able to make it to the live event.
Veteran auctioneer and Emcee Pat Tully, is returning to the LOL stage from last year’s event! The unstoppable comedian Kerri Louise is opening for her husband, Tom Cotter, an America’s Got Talent finalist, and they guarantee a night full of laughs.
Mr. Tully is no wallflower when it comes to igniting a spark in a room and holding the audience’s attention. He is as comfortable on stage with A-list celebrities as he is sincere with cancer patients who share their very personal stories. He works the crowd with ease and grace and he didn’t hesitate when he had the chance to convince Rod Stewart to break into a duet. He has performed live auctions with celebrities including Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jamie Foxx, Adrian Grenier, Kenan Thompson, and many others.
"As a proud member of the YMCA in NYC, I know how important The Y is for my community and the for the people who depend on its services. As an Auctioneer, I was attracted to the event because I thought LOL was an acronym for 'Lots of (auction) Lots' - turns out that it's short for something else. Who knew? I look forward to bringing the energy, fun and skills necessary to raise important funds for the Summit Area Y. Let's go!" -Patrick Tully
Unable to attend? Please consider a donation!
Not sure how to bid on auction items? Don't worry, here are step-by-step instructions on how to sign into the online silent auction portal, bid on items in person, how to donate to the Y, receiving your auction item, and frequently asked questions to ensure you are confident and ready to bid on these fabulous items!