16-Non-Profits and Fundraisers

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Non-profits hold fundraisers of all different sorts, and many of the programs Christopher offers under the headings “Stage Acts,” “Game Shows,” “Private Parties, “Company Parties,” Siltwalking,” and “Holiday Programs,” would be appropriate for most of them.  However, there are two unique functions Christopher offers which have been particularly useful for certain events.

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“What happens when you invite Robin Williams, Mark Russell, Rich Little, and Don Rickles to play tennis?”  SHEER LUNACY!

And what do you get when you combine all three in one man? The ONE-MAN PRO-AMsm!

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Do you want to spice up your tennis tournament or exhibition with a few celebrities?  Now you don’t have to have a big budget to accomodate big stars!

Just hire the ONE-MAN PRO-AMsm, and up to 200 celebrities will announce, commentate, or emcee your event.  And with a wireless lavalier microphone, Christopher will play the match while his 200 celebrities provide color!

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The hottest thing happending in tennis, golf, and bowling tournaments these days is celebrity exhibition matches which kick-off or round-up tournaments at clubs around the country!  Tennis-playing celebrities such as Bill Cosby and Regis Philbin, and golfers such as Bill Murray and Clint Eastwood can be seen frequently on ESPN playing and commentating comedic exhibition matches at prestigious clubs.  Whether you’re inviting celebrities, professionals, and/or amateurs to play in a celebrity pro-am, or are hosting a club tournament, charity benefit, or league finale, you can invigorate the proceedings and make the entire event more entertaining by hiring Christopher’s ONE-MAN PRO-AMsm!

There are several different ways to use this service:

A) MC…Christopher uses his 200 celebrity voices, or one of his 100 fully-costumed impersonations, to act as emcee of the tournament, making introductions and announcements between matches.

B) ANNOUNCER… Christopher is the announcer of the event.  You can elect to have announcements between matches, games, and/or points done by various celebrities whom you pre-select; or let Christopher select the celebrities as appropriate to the situations which occur; or let the audience (or players) select the celebrities during the course of the game.

C) COMMENTATOR… Perhaps the club pro, president, or a special guest (such as a real celebrity guest or politician, such as Gavin Newsom, or Willie Brown) will act as announcer, and turn to Christopher’s celebrities for color as the play progresses.  The announcer acts as straight man, as Christopher’s celebrities offer their characteristic asides, observations, and criticisms.

D) PLAYER… With a wireless lavalier microphone, Christopher will play in an exhibition match as well as announce and/or commentate.  Pair him up with a celebrity or pro…together they play against another celebrity or pro teamed-up with a special guest, celebrity, or, perhaps, the club president (who may also be wearing a microphone).  For example, pair Christopher up with Venus Williams, and match them against Roger Federer and Diane Feinstein!  Or, perhaps, Robin Williams or Tommy Smothers is your special guest, and plays with your club’s senior pro against Christopher and your club president.  You can raffle-off chances to play, or take contestants from the club ladder.

Whatever plans you have for your upcoming tournament, make the event entertaining and memorable with the quick-wit, athletic expertise, and celebrity impersonations of Christopher, the ONE-MAN PRO-AMsm!

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CHARITY AUCTIONS are an excellent way to raise funds, and can serve as entertainment that pays for itself during an elegant evening out with friends and other members of the community.

Sometimes event organizers use the club president or foundation’s executive director as the auctioneer, but a much better decision is to hire a professional auctioneer…he or she will easily pay for his or her fee with the extra money you’ll raise because somebody who knows what they’re doing is in charge.

There are two ways Christopher can be of service at such an event:

A) With Christopher as the auctioneer, either as himself doing a different celebrity voice for each item, or fully costumed as, say Groucho Marx or Rodney Dangerfield, not only will you make more money than letting an amateur lead the proceedings, it will be a lot more fun, as well.

B) With a professional auctioneer, you use Christopher either as himself doing myriad celebrity voices, or as a fully costumed celebrity, acting as the shill or kibitzer in the crowd, taunting the bidders to up the ante for the chairty or cause.  You can even have Christopher perform several consecutive impersonations between items.  Say, for instance, Fidel Castro bursts in as a cruise to the Carribean is up for grabs, or Richard Simmons bounces in to spur the bidding on a health spa package, or, maybe, The Church Lady chastizes the people bidding on a piece of valuable erotic art.

Either way you’ll raise more money and end up with a much more memorable evening by using Christopher for your CHARITY AUCTION!
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Christopher Linnell

Christopher & Co. Celebrity Impersonations

POB 2927 Petaluma CA 94953-2927

Christopher@HireAStar.net

707-762-2596

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