Save the Date for the Annual LOL Charity Auction & Comedy Night on September 18, 2021

The Summit Area YMCA (SAY) is excited to announce the date for its 2021 Saturday Night Laugh Out Loud (LOL) Charity Auction and Comedy Night for September 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM!

Our guests will enjoy a memorable evening of laughter and the opportunity to bid on and win a variety of fabulous auction items at our beautiful brand new Berkeley Heights YMCA. Most importantly, it will be a night of raising funds to support our local community. You can help fight food insecurity in our community, provide a place for cancer survivors to receive support while strengthening their bodies, offer a nurturing environment for children of working families, and more—all by supporting the Summit Area YMCA!

Funds goes towards not only sustaining the SAY and allowing us to continue serving the community, but also supports important programs including childcare, college and career mentoring for high school students, weekend meals for elementary children and their families in need during the school, and much more.

“The LOL event is a great way to support meaningful programs at the Y. By raising your paddle, you aren’t just buying a fun gift or package for yourself — you’re also helping a family get the childcare they need because they only have one parent in the household, or lost their job to the effects of the COVID19 pandemic. You can help a teen get the support they need in preparing for colleges and jobs, or help a family get access to meals over the weekend when schools are closed. There's more to the Y than just the gym and the pool, we're a movement of people rising to do good in our community, and to provide community to those who need it.” —Paul Kieltyka, President & CEO of the Summit Area YMCA.



Veteran auctioneer Pat Tully and comedian John Poveromo are guaranteeing 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

John Poveromo is a Brooklyn-born, Jersey-raised comedian who can be seen in his new short film on Amazon Prime titled, “Duppet.” He can also be heard on SiriusXM radio, has appeared on FX’s Gotham Live and is the host of his own live video podcast titled “Dystopia Tonight.”

“I’m really looking forward to working with the LOL Charity Auction because doing anything that helps give back to the community is honestly one of the best ways to use my talent, and I’m always happy to help when I can.”-John Poveromo

Bidding on auction items will be available prior to the Saturday event, but don't miss out on special live auction items and packages that will only be available for auction on September 18 AT 7:00 PM! Be sure to join us and help to make a difference in your community. Stay tuned for the announcement regarding the auction items!


Appetizers and dessert will be offered along with beer and wine, so kick back, relax, and get your bid on!

Stay connected with us and watch out for updates on auction packages and more by following us on social media and our Saturday Night LOL webpage!

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To learn more about the event and updates, visit


Questions on Event Details, Tickets, Sponsorship Information or Donations?

Please contact Kaitlin Casey at (908) 738-2173 or


Can't make it to the event but would still like to support the Summit Area YMCA? Make a donation at


About the Summit Area YMCA
The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Founded in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA has a history steeped in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income and background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we serve over 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those with demonstrated need.