Teams of adults to raise funds for youth at Trivia Night
By Anna McCarthy
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Teams of adults will match their knowledge of trivia during an event at Museum of the Albemarle Friday night to raise money to help area youth.
Boys & Girls Club of Elizabeth City will host its first Trivia Night at the museum from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event, which costs each participant $25, is a fundraiser for the youth organization.
“We rely very heavily on support from individuals in our community,” said Elizabeth Mitchell, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Albemarle.
Mitchell said the Boys & Girls Club currently serves 125 children a day in its afterschool program, which operates in the former Elizabeth City Middle School.
Mitchell said this is the first time the Boys & Girls Club has organized a Trivia Night. She said the idea for Trivia Night came from several board members of the club who had participated in a similar trivia event with another organization.
“It is a good fundraiser to involve the community in,” Mitchell said.
Elizabeth City City Councilor Billy Caudle will be master of ceremonies for the Trivia Night event. The competition will include four rounds and then one final round.
“Each team will have an answer sheet for each round,” said Mitchell.
Answer sheets will be collected at the end of each round and tallied. The team with the most correct answers during each of the four rounds will win a prize. A trophy will be given to the team winning the final round.
The event will feature a cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Montero’s.
Mitchell said all funds raised from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club in Elizabeth City.
“Play trivia, visit with friends and support the Boys & Girls Club,” she said.
People who don’t want to take part in the trivia competition are also welcome to attend as spectators, Mitchell said.
“Come and watch,” she said.
For those unable to attend Trivia Night but who would like to help the Boys & Girls Club, they’re welcome to make monetary donations or volunteer their time, Mitchell said. Volunteers are needed to help mentor youth, read to children and provide tutoring.
“We would welcome it,” said Mitchell.
The Boys & Girls Club provides programs for children ages 6-18. Mitchell said the organization is focused on providing more activities for teens, and planned events include the upcoming “Teen Nights.”
Register for the event by calling or texting (252)216-5966. For more information about Trivia Night, visit the Elizabeth City Boys & Girls Club Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/ecityboysandgirlsclub/.