2016 Past Events

"Comedy for a Cause" FUNdraiser to benefit Special Needs Playdate

Tuesday, April 12th: Patio Mixer 5:30-7pm; Comedy Show 7-8:30pm; After Party 8:30-10pm

Join us for a FUN evening of mixing and mingling, tray passed appetizers, a hilarious comedy show, and an incredible collection of raffle prizes and auction items to support an outstanding nonprofit that provides a supportive social outlet for families with special needs children. 

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Veterans fundraising events San Diego

Hearts for San Diego is proud to partner with Special Needs Playdate, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a stress-free, supportive environment and resources for special needs families.  Special Needs Playdate hosts 2-4 playdates each month throughout San Diego County to support socialization within the disabled community.  These playdates offer a safe, nonjudgmental environment for families to come together and support one another.  Playdates are open to all ages and abilities.  Siblings are always welcome and adults/caregivers are always free.

Featuring the following AWESOME headliner comedians:


Standup comedian, Mike Vinn, is performing at this event supporting wounded warriors..
Comedian, Will Clifton will also be performing at this event suporting wounded warriors.

Bijan Mostafavi

Chip Nicholson

Dustin Nickerson

Allison Gill

Matt Byrd

Karl Prohaska

In honor of Autism awareness month, the suggested dress code is "Light it up Blue" to:

  • Spread awareness and understanding of Autism

  • Celebrate and honor the unique talents and skills of people with Autism

  • Bring attention to the needs of all people with Autism

This fundraising event will be at Mad House Comedy Club in San Diego.



  • 5:30-7pm - PATIO MIXER: Eat, drink, mix and mingle! Enjoy complimentary tray-passed Caprese Skewers, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, and assorted Mini-Quiche appetizers. Our ridiculously amazing collection of raffle prizes and silent auction items will be on display and this is your 90-minute window to enter or bid to win! 

  • 7pm-8:30pm - COMEDY BENEFIT SHOW: The Mad House Comedy Club has hand-selected an incredibly hilarious group of comedians to entertain you!

  • VIP TABLES: includes a "Light It Up Blue" commemorative bottle of champagne and glass flutes at the table. VIP tables are on a first-come, first-served basis. Choose from tables for 2 or 4 at the stage, or tables of 4 on the floor.   

  • 8:30pm-10pm - AFTER PARTY: Those who want to keep the party going are welcome to join us for a nightcap and post-show shenanigans on the patio as the raffle and silent auction winners claim their prizes and we mix and mingle with each other and the comedians.

502 Horton Plaza - Top Level
San Diego, CA 92101


  • Early Bird Special until April 1st: General Admission $15; VIP 2-top $50: VIP 4-top $100  

  • Pre-Sale until April 11th: General Admission $20; VIP 2-top $60: VIP 4-top $120

  • At the Door: $25; VIP 2-top $70: VIP 4-top $140


Open to 18 years and up. Includes tray-passed appetizers. Parking validation is good for 4 hours.

*Please note: There are no physical tickets for this event. The list of prepaid guests will be at the check in table


An event sponsor for Hearts for San Diego.
An event sponsor for Hearts for San Diego.
An event sponsor for Hearts for San Diego.


Freebird Massage

This is a local business in San Diego that donated raffle prizes for our event.


Soaring Adventures 

of America

Four Hopper tickets to LEGOLAND California, and SEA LIFE Carlsbad Aquarium valid for adult, child or senior admission. $444 value.

Two tickets to San Diego Sailing Tours' Signature 2-hour sail on a luxurious, classic sailing yacht on the San Diego Bay. $184 value.

ONEHOPE Wine Deluxe Duo Gift Crate (supports disaster relief efforts) and Office Happy Hour Tasting for 20-30 people. $300 value. 

The next generation of robotic racing! Part toy, part video game, Anki DRIVE is all-out high-speed family fun where you battle and race against friends or AI controlled vehicls. $150 value.

Pamper Package includes: Skin and Wellness, Consultation, Microdermabrasion, Deluxe Facial, Signature Enzyme Treatment. $445 value.

Family portraint session at the beach or park, which includes 5 digital images and an 8x10 photo print. $400 value.

2-hour Healthy Cooking Class and dinner for four people All classes are gluten free and include a complete meal of soup, salad, entree, side dishes and dessert. $175 value.

The K150 Commercial Brewing System is a fully programmable brewer with an interactive touch-screen that allows for customizable brew temperature, language settings, and a choice of 5 cup sizes. $270 value.

Surprise your spouse, sweetheart, family, friends, customers and employees with a unique gift they will thank you for again and again. Includes champagne toast. Tickets for 2 or 4 people.

$450 - $900 value.

Gift certificate for a 2-hour, in-home wine tasting with PRP Wine Consultant, Evelyn Ortiz.  Tasting includes 8 bottles of wine. $300 value.

Family portrait/storytelling session at home or on location. Families will be able to change clothing, use props and include pets. Includes 2 hours of photographer's time, location of choice, custom 8x10, $100 print credit, retouching and creative enhancements. $500 value.

If you can't attend the event but would like to bid on one of these auction items, please email us at info@HeartsForSD.org

Uber transportation discount code

Easy, hassle-free transportation to the event


We've partnered with Uber to provide you with safe, door-to-door transportation and no parking nightmares. New users will get $20 off their first ride AND Uber will donate $5 to Hearts for San Diego for every first ride taken! To take advantage of this offer, simply click on the Uber logo below or download the app, and enter our promo code: HeartsForSD

They have Black Cars, SUVs, and their low cost option, uberX is 60% cheaper than a TAXI and can fit up to 6 people! There's also a Fare Split tool in the app so you can share the cost of a ride with your friends. What a convenient way to ride and give back!