Trivia night competition at CHS Building to raise funds for local charities
by W. Brian Hale
Jan 18, 2011 | 2306 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trivia nights have become a source of entertainment for families and friends across the country, with events taking place from Los Angelas to New York. Many of those events are held by non-profit organizations as fundraisers while others are held by church groups, social clubs and restaurants. Seasoned trivia teams often travel to compete in events across multiple cities and use the events as time to spend with friends.

On Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. the Rotary Club of Jasper will bring trivia night to Walker County, with the inaugural “Rotary Trivia Night Competition” at the Community Health Systems Activities Center in downtown Jasper.

Rotary’s Trivia Night will follow the format used by events held in other cities — where teams battle to see who has the greatest knowledge of matters trivial. General knowledge and trivial interest questions are asked by a host and the winners are the team which, at the end of the night, have correctly answered the most number of questions. The winning team at Rotary’s Trivia Night will earn a trophy and bragging rights as having the most fact-filled brains.

The teams will comprise of eight participants at a table. Individual tickets will be $20 per person or a table can be purchased for $150. Aside from the competition for first-place trophy, teams can participate in a table decorating contest that will be judged by the other contestants. Each table is also welcome to bring their own snacks and food.

“We expect teams from local schools, churches and businesses to compete for the trophy that will proclaim them as Walker County’s brightest and best,” said event chair Kevin Callahan. “We really feel that the team aspect is going to make the event fun for our contestants. Instead of calling a friend, your friend can be sitting next to you. Since the questions can range from sports to Walker County history, we recommend putting together a diverse group of people with trivia knowledge about a wide variety of subjects.”

Funds collected from the event will be donated to local nonprofit organizations. Traditionally, the Rotary Club has supported a number of groups including United Way of Central Alabama, Hope Clinic, Crescent Junior Study Club (supporting foster children), Boy Scouts of America-Black Warrior Council, the Arc of Walker County, the Pregnancy Testing and Resource Center, the Walker County Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Boys and Girls Club, KidOne Transport, the Salvation Army, the Walker County Homeless Coalition and others.

For more information, or to reserve a table for the event, contact Holly Trawick at 205-310-3189 or Sabrina Keating at 205-387-8972.