A VERY successful year for Akumal Comedy Festival 2014! This year, venues spread beyond Akumal businesses to sites in Tulum and Playa del Carmen. The Red Cross, which is in such desperate need of funding, was the lucky recipient of $95,778.85mx, about $7,500.00 usd. This money will help to build new classrooms and purchase supplies for emergency medical training that is so needed. With limited personnel and ambulances in Tulum, it is very important that there are trained immediate responders to provide care until ambulance crews arrive.
The Akumal Comedy Festival is 100% charitable, so there are many, many to thank for their donation of money, time, effort, and general support. So HEROES, stand up and take a bow –
Stand Up Records, Akumal Direct Reservations, Loco Gringo, Moskito Real Estate, Hotel Akumal Caribe, La Buena Vida, Cancun Valet, Turtle Bay Café & Bakery, Buy Playa Akumal Real Estate, Scott Brown Photography, Polaron Media, Villa Akumal, The Playa Times, 984 Magazine, and Comedy Playa.
Many other volunteers and supporters filled in the blanks and helped promote the event: Marieke Brown, Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, Independent Playa, Tasha and Rio Funk Band, Natalie and the Foxes, Villa de Valhalla, Plaza Ukana, Mayachan Beach, Abyss Dive Center, Yucatreks, Club Real Sales Team, Vacation Trade World, Occidental Allegro Playacar Sales Team, Furnituremex, Dan Schlissel, Scott Brown, Jamie Cost, Jen and Bart Smith, Marti Johnston, Mari Jo Roda, Henning Barsch, Laura Bush, Kai Kirk, David Kaplan, Quinn Cannady, Mason the Web Guy, Sandra Kosmala, Franziska Wild, Che Durena, Rodrigo de la Garza, Beatriz Lucas, Olivia Jenkins, Jeremy Moore, Rey and Kiyomi Ortega, David and Nancy Poor, Bruce and Nancy Lohn, Hector Juarez Garcia, Veronica Madrid Perez, Teresa Jimenez Rodriguez, Horacio Moreno Trinidad, and all of the volunteer members of the Red Cross in Playa del Carmen and Tulum.
THE COMEDIANS who gave their sense of humor for the cause deserve a final round of applause: Paul Hooper, Chad Daniels, Mary Mack, Tim Harmston, Kjell Bjorgen, Ray Harrington, Chris Garcia, Gus Lynch, Tommy Ryman, Rojo Perez, JT Habersaat, Adam Quesnell, Darlene Westgor, Mike O’Keefe, Tony Gabriel, Turner Sparks, Luke Bugeaud, Al Klemick, Jeff Pfoser, and Craig Norton.
Many, many thanks to the Festival organizers!!! What an amazing success, financially and for the lives that will be touched. We can’t wait til next year!!!