GAFFNEY — Dennis “The Swan” Swanberg, will be the featured comedian at Broad River Electric Charities’ annual Hilarity for Charity benefit comedy show on Friday, February 17, 2012 at Broad River Electric Auditorium. All proceeds from the benefit comedy show will go to the local chapters of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The show begins at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Tickets to the 2012 show are now on sale. Reserved seating will be $25 for the reserved section and $20 for general admission. There will be a $2 discount per ticket for packages of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased Broad River Electric office in Gaffney (811 Hamrick Street) and Boiling Springs/Inman (5535 Hwy 9) as well as the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Office. Online ticket sales will be available soon.
With his down-home charm Swanberg, known as the Minister of Encouragement, has won the hearts of audiences across the country. Swanberg combines Barney Fife and over twenty other lovable impersonations with his side-splitting stories of growing up, families, and the funny side of church to entertain and inspire over 250,000 people every year.
Swanberg’s list of impersonations include Don Knotts, Pat Butram (Mr. Haney of Green Acres), Walter Brennan, Howard Cosell, Muhammad Ali, Ronald Reagan, Billy Graham, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Forrest Gump, Slim Pickins, John Wayne, Ross Perot, Jimmy Stewart, Bert and Ernie and a host of other Sesame Street characters and many more.
He has also authored seven books including his most recent release, a devotional and Bible study book for men, Man Code. Swanberg has hosted two television shows, “The Dennis Swanberg Show on Trinity Broadcasting Network and “Swan’s Place” on FamNet and appeared on countless radio shows.
“We’re very excited to have Dennis Swanberg as this year’s comedian,” said Broad River Electric Charities Board Member Daisy Lemmons. “He is well-known and liked across the country. We feel confident he’ll draw a big crowd in support of this great cause.”
Money raised from the 2012 Hilarity for Charity will benefit the Cherokee, Union and Spartanburg Chapters of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Since 1954, FCA has been challenging athletes and coaches at every level to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. It provides a positive peer group as an alternative to the negative pressures so prevalent in schools today.
The first two installments of Hilarity for Charity have been big successes. With iconic comedian James Gregory providing the laughs, the events collectively raised over $32,000 for seven local charities in Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union Counties. More than 2,000 people attended those shows and dozens of businesses provided sponsorships to make them a hit in the community.
For more information contact Josh P. Crotzer, Member Services Coordinator for Broad River Electric Cooperative at 864-206-712.