The award-winning, woman-owned Striped Pig Distillery (SPD) announced it has raised close to $40,000 for location veterans from the Best Medicine Brigade’s Tri-County Veterans Support Network Fundraiser they hosted. The stand up comedy show took place on Saturday, March 26th and was the Brigade’s first show featuring a comedian from every branch of service – Stan Shelby (Navy), Alex Scott (Air Force), Robin Phoenix (Army), Noah Miller (Coast Guard), and Doug Bennet (Marine Corps).
Tickets sales from over 100 attendees raised over $38,000 for the local organization that helps veterans and families in crisis. The Tri-County Veterans Support Network, a 501(c)(3) comprised of many veteran service agencies from across the Charleston Tri-County area. They are committed to collaboratively working together to identify veterans and families in crisis in our community and help them navigate their way to stability. In 2021, they identified and served 838 veterans and families in crisis and helped provide 412 emergency nights stays in a hotel.
Producing comedy showcases, boot camp courses, and motivational speaking engagements about the applied and therapeutic use of humor, Best Medicine Brigade’s mission is to help heal people, organizations, and communities through humor. Founded by Robin Phoenix after serving over twenty years in the Army, Best Medicine Brigade gives veterans and military spouse comedians performance opportunities all over the country, in addition to supporting local veterans and families in crisis. Phoenix is a Level 1 Certified Humor Professional with the Association For Applied and Therapeutic Humor and comedy boot camp mentor for Armed Services Arts Partnership. Robin Phoenix was recently nominated “Best Local Comic” for the Charleston City Paper’s Best of Charleston 2022 (speaking of, Striped Pig Distillery was also recently nominated for “Best Local Distillery” and their Boone’s Bourbon was nominated for “Best Local Spirit” in the City Paper’s Best of Charleston).
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