Laughter is the Best Medicine – Night of Comedy event supports special kids program

By Published On: October 24, 2019

October 24, 2019: Colorado Springs, CO – Helping people recharge and find respite are major goals of local Colorado Springs non-profit organization, Special Kids Special Families (SKSF).  Comedy and laughter gives respite from sadness and pain and places a positive outlook on difficult situations.  Humor is contagious and lightens burdens, connects people, inspires creativity and improves physical and mental health.  You could say it’s the best medicine! 

SKSF held it’s 8th Annual Night of Comedy event on Saturday, October 12th at the Marriott Colorado Springs and featured comedian, Cash Levy, a professional improvisator that worked the audience creating quick witted humor.  The audience was also entertained by a dance number performed by the Zach’s Place youth to the pop tune Cant Stop the Music. Funds raised during this event help support Zach’s Place at the Laurie Hillyard Family Center, SKSF’s founding program.  Zach’s Place is one of only two licensed daycare facilities in the state of Colorado with the focus and training to provide both respite and daycare for children with intellectual, physical and emotional disabilities. The event featured a live comedy show, a fantastic silent auction, raise the paddle auction, special Zach’s Place kids performance with 3 course plated dinner which included a glass of wine. 

Thanks to the generous sponsors for assisting SKSF at raising over $50,000 to support Zach’s Place. Platinum sponsors: Colorado Behavior and Learning Group, The Shandy Clinic; Gold sponsors: A Rise Above, Aveanna Healthcare; Silver sponsors: CIA Leavitt Insurance, NuStar Energy, RPS Healthcare; Community sponsors: Adams Bank, The Arc Pikes Peak, CARS, El Pomar Foundation, Ent Credit Union, Fillmore Veterinary Hospital, Kissing Camel Family Dentistry, Koscove Metal, Pentrust Mortgage, Warren Management Group; Patron sponsors: AspenPointe, Biggs Kofford, BM&M Brokerage, CO Springs Commercial, Disability Services of Colorado, Medved Autoplex, Moody Insurance and media sponsor Colorado Springs Gazette.

About Special Kids Special Families (SKSF): a non-profit umbrella organization with several unique programs designed to support people with disabilities of all ages from early childhood through adult as well as their families and caregivers. SKSF offers three main programs including:

  • The Child and Family Services Program that encompasses Zach’s Place;
  • Adult Services offering day programs and Host Home opportunities for adults; and
  • SKSF Child Placement Agency for foster and adoption placement for children with disabilities and special needs.

For more information about the event or SKSF programs call (719)447-8983 or visit

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