Ocean Township, NJ – The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce (GOTCC) held its Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Comedy Night & Gift Auction on Friday, November 18th at The Renaissance, Ocean Township.

Thunder 106’s Pork Roll & Eggs Morning Show DJ, Tom Devoy entertained the crowd as the Master of Ceremonies. Headliner, Patty Roseborough had the audience hysterically laughing and shared the spotlight this year with fellow comedians Leighann Lord and Randi Lupo. The trio kept the audience laughing all night long. “It was obvious by the reaction of the crowd that these comedians were resonating with this group,” said David Kolakowski, GOTCC Board President. “There were attendees doubled over with tears streaming down their faces. It was great to see people out having such a good time. It was exactly what we all needed!”

The event began with a cocktail reception, gift auction viewing, and networking followed by a buffet dinner, open beer and wine bar and the comedy show.  

The Comedy Night & Gift Auction’s main goal is to raise the funds to allow the GOTCC to award annual scholarships to deserving local high school students, lessening the burden of pursuing their college educations.

“The gift auction is an important part of the event. We would like to thank all of our generous donors for the amazing variety of gifts. Without their generosity it would not be possible to award these scholarships,” stated Regina Longo, GOTCC’s Executive Director.

Information about scholarship applications and eligibility requirements will be posted on the GOTCC website soon.

The Comedy Night & Gift Auction and all major GOTCC events and services would not be possible without the continued support of our 2022 Corporate Sponsors: Kearny Bank, Monmouth Medical Center, Manasquan Bank, Family First Urgent Care and Encompass Health.

We would also like to recognize our media sponsors, Press Communications, APP/LOCAL iQ , and the Coaster for their efforts in promoting this event.

For almost four decades, the Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce (GOTCC), a member-based non-profit organization has promoted the business community in the Township of Ocean and surrounding areas; and given back to the community through a variety of outreach programs.


To become a member or for additional information contact GOTCC at or call 732-660-1888.

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