Domestic abuse shelter to hold annual fundraiser

Claudia Mcintosh

Claudia Mcintosh

The Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, April 14 at the Brookings Inn Convention Center. The “Honor Your Office” luncheon will begin promptly at noon and will last for about an hour.

The program will include lunch, presentation of thanks to donors and sponsors of special projects and entertainment. This year’s event will be the 17th annual fundraiser for the shelter.

All of the money raised from the luncheon will go into the shelter’s general fund which provides a haven for victims of domestic abuse, stalking, and sexual assault.

“It is certainly open to the public, and we encourage everyone to come out,” said Niki Amundson, Rural Advocate for the shelter.

Every year the shelter schedules entertainment for its fundraiser luncheon. This year comedian Al Katz and his “Step Over the Line” show will be the headliner. Katz strives to find everyone’s borderline of humor and then barely step over it.

Katz has had multiple television appearances, including stints on Showtime Comedy Club Network, Comedy Central, The Oprah Winfrey Show, HBO and The Today Show. Additionally, he has worked with Joe Namath, Tom Hanks, Robin Williams, Dennis Miller, Burt Reynolds and Jay Leno.

Tickets for the event are $15 in advance. For more information about the fundraiser or for tickets, call 692-7233 between 9 a.m and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.