SOMERSET, N.J., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Majestic Entertainment, NJ's premier entertainment company, announced today that it will host a 9/11 benefit stand-up comedy show and fundraiser at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Somerset, New Jersey on Saturday, September 11, 2010. The show's headliner will be 16-year old Pete Davidson from Staten Island, who lost his father, Scott Davidson, during the September 11 attack. Davidson was a firefighter for Ladder Co. 118 in Brooklyn Heights and was a first responder at the World Trade Center site. All event proceeds will go to the New York Police & Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund (The Benefit Fund), which provides financial aid and support to families of fallen heroes.
"Pete is a really inspiring kid and is pursuing his dream of becoming a stand-up comic. This is a great opportunity for him to honor his father and do what he loves. We are happy to help him and all families who have been affected by tragedy," said organizer, Julian Romero of Majestic Entertainment. The stand-up comedy show will also feature veteran comedian Matt Bridgestone with special appearances by Dan Simms, Ken Burmeister, Buda and Craig Loydgren. For tickets and information on how you can help, visit: www.911benefit.com or call the box office at 908.799.8294.
About The Benefit Fund
The New York Police & Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, was founded in 1985 by Daniel J. "Rusty" Staub to aid the families of New York City police and fire personnel who have been killed in the line of duty. The Benefit Fund has since expanded its reach to also include the families of Emergency Medical Services and Port Authority Officers. In 1987, The Benefit Fund provided 320 families with annual financial assistance and by 2010, it has made the same commitment to nearly 700 families. While the need has certainly grown, the mission remains pure; help children and spouses who lost a loved one in the line of duty, charged with the task of keeping our families safe. For more information visit www.answerthecall.org
SOURCE Majestic Entertainment, LLC.