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August 30, 2010 (La Mesa)--Norm MacDonald, star of movies and Saturday Night Live (SNL), will take the stage at Challenge Center’s 13th Annual Comedy Night on September 11 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. The event benefits the scholarship fund established by Challenge Center, a nonprofit gym in La Mesa that has achieved dramatic results helping patients with strokes, brain and spinal cord injuries, as well as other debilitating conditions. Tickets for the event are $175.


The evening will include a silent and live auction with Steve Atkinson of Channel 10 news as the evening’s master of ceremonies, gourmet dinner and wines, and a chance to win a top of the line Apple iPad Wi-Fi +3G, 64gb through Comedy Night’s opportunity drawing. Opportunity drawing tickets are $25 per ticket or 5 tickets for $100, and only 500 opportunity tickets will be sold. You do not need to be present to win.


Comedy Night’s comedian Norm MacDonald’s has tickled America’s funny bone when he first stepped onto the SNL cast of 1993-1997. His dry and witty humor granted him a chair on the infamous SNL Weekly Update. After SNL, he continued his acting career with his own show, The Norm Show, held special appearances on popular sitcoms such as My Name is Earl, and featured in such films as Dirty Work, Billy Madison, The People vs Larry Flint, and Pittsburgh.


Challenge Center is a nonprofit medically-oriented gym that uses licensed staff to provide physical therapy and specialized fitness programs using the latest universally accessible equipment in a fun, supportive environment. Clients of the Challenge Center include adults of all ages and children living with MS, diabetes and paralysis or who are recovering from strokes, brain and spinal cord injuries. For over 23 years, Challenge Center has provided such skilled physical therapy and has dramatically changed the lives of children and adults living with disabilities.