SOURCE: Phoenix VIP Events

Phoenix VIP Events

August 15, 2009 00:43 ET

Tony Vicich and Phoenix VIP Events Bring August 26th Class Clowns Comedy Showcase to Tempe Improv to Benefit St. Mary's Food Bank

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - August 15, 2009) - Host and producer, Tony Vicich, announced he has teamed up with, Phoenix VIP Events and Brand Canyon to bring the comedy showcase "Class Clowns" to the Tempe Improv Wednesday, August 26th at 8pm benefiting St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. The admission is discounted to ten dollars for this event. Anyone who brings canned or dried food items, personal hygiene or cleaning products will receive an additional discount and a raffle ticket.

"I want to thank the Tempe Improv and the sponsors for becoming involved with our show and our efforts to benefit St. Mary's Food Bank," said Tony Vicich, founder of and Vice President of Comedy for "For years has strived to give everyone their chance to shine on stage. We are excited to offer a great deal on a fun night in one of the best comedy venues in the city."

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank, alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to partner agencies that serve the hungry. Last year, the Food Bank distributed more than 67 million pounds of food to families and individuals, provided enough food for 300,000 meals every day, and garnered more than 370,000 volunteer service hours. For this event, attendees should bring canned or dry foods, personal hygiene or cleaning products. Collection boxes will also be at selected retail locations from Thursday, August 13th - 26th: For locations list visit

"St. Mary's Food Bank is able to help the community because of support of partners like Phoenix VIP Events," said Jerry Brown, the Food Bank's Communications Specialist. "Thanks to food drives like this one, hundreds of thousands of our neighbors are fed each day."

"We hope the media attention and association with an exciting evening of comedy will bring awareness to the great things St. Mary's Food Bank does for people in need and increase donations," said David Marshall Pryce Managing Partner of Phoenix VIP Events. "We want to thank our sponsors Rockford Fosgate, Sound Xpression and Guitar Center Metro Center Peoria for donating raffle items."

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