The Laugh Out Loud Comedy Breakfast is an annual event run by the Special Olympics. de Vries Tayeh’s introduction was via a client and Riad Tayeh got involved and became an integral part of the organising committee prior to the first Breakfast being held. The first Laugh Out Loud (LOL) Comedy Breakfast was held in 2010 and had 300 guests in attendance. In 2012 there were 720 guests at the Breakfast in a packed to capacity Millennium Room at the ANZ Stadium.
The mission of the Breakfast is to assist in the funding of the Special Olympics to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adult with intellectual disability. The funding from this event gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participation in a sharing of gifts, skill and friendship with their families, coaches, other Special Olympics athletes and the broader community. The Special Olympics receive very little funds from the State and Federal Governments…so event such as this are crucial.
The LOL Comedy Breakfast is held during the Sydney Comedy Festival and is highly supported by the Sydney Comedy Festival who annually supply an international comedian to be the guest act at the Breakfast. It is entertainment loved by all that attend.
Riad Tayeh has become one of driving forces behind the LOL Comedy Breakfast which is supported by the Greater Western Business Community and raises substantial funds for Special Olympics via sponsorship, table sales, raffle items and major auction items not to mention donations.
In 2012 the inaugural Special Olympics Cup Rugby League game evolved from the Breakfast and was played between the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs and the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Riad Tayeh was the brainchild in the initial evolvement of this event. The event was organised by a special committee with Rory Muscat of our staff being one of key members utilising his knowledge and contacts within the NRL. The first match was a huge success.
Getting involved in the Laugh Out Loud Breakfast and Special Olympics Cup is de Vries Tayeh’s way of giving back to the community. de Vries Tayeh are extremely proud to play a major part in the development of this event. If you are interested in attending or sponsoring the event or just making a kind donation please contact Riad or Rory of our office on 9633 3333.