Philanthropic opportunity for trivia buffs
Members of the sponsored student team, faculty organizers and the cheerleaders who will attend the contest as moral support met in the high school library for a group photo. Kneeling, from left, Courtney Patterson, Jacy Shriver, Maddie Morgan, Jana Fox, Sheena Wise, and Skylar Braga; standing, Carrigan Kiger, Jenna Cario, Ramonda Lipscomb, Bill Kelly, Russell Clark, Jackie Tharp, Michael Camilli, Matthew Brandstetter, Jim Caruso, Caleb Jackson and W.D. Belding.
Tara Kinsell / Observer-Reporter
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WAYNESBURG – The Central Greene School District Educational Association will host a trivia contest 6 p.m. Oct. 12 to raise money for scholarships for students in the district.
Anyone who is looking for an opportunity to display the vast array of useless information they have gathered throughout their lifetime is encouraged to form a team.
Teams entering the competition will have the opportunity to play for their favorite charity with prizes of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place.
Teams are to have a minimum of four players and a maximum of eight.
All proceeds above the prize money award will go to the CGEA Scholarship Fund.
This fund currently offers a single scholarship to a Waynesburg Central High School student.
Money for this fund is contributed through donations by the teachers in the district.
However, it is the belief of the CGEA that all students deserve the opportunity to attend college regardless of cost.
The goal of the Central Greene Raiders Scholarship Trust is to provide this opportunity to more students.
Through the success of the trivia contest the organization hopes to offer multiple scholarship awards in the district.
Organizers expect the event to draw more than 100 people.
Scores will be projected onto a large screen that will be updated in real time during the contest.
A second screen will run continuously with sponsors, sponsored advertisements, and those who donate to the scholarship trust directly.
These patrons will be listed as “Friends for the Future.”
Those wishing to provide support for the event will have multiple sponsorship levels afforded to them with each level of sponsor receiving various recognitions for its generosity.
The Central Greene Relay for Life team will hold a bake sale during the competition. The team is requesting donations of baked goods that will also be acknowledged on the screen.
The cost to enter a team in the contest is $30 per player for teams of four and $25 per player for teams of five or more. There is a spectator charge of $10 per person. To enter a team, send one check for the entire team with the team name on the memo line with a separate sheet listing the individual team members. The check and team list are due by 5:45 p.m. on the day of competition.
Checks are to be made payable to CGEA Scholarship, c/o Central Greene Education Association, P.O. Box 269, Waynesburg, PA 15370.
For more information, email CGRSTtriviacontest@gmail.com or call Mike Camilli at 724-557-8201 or Jim Caruso at 724-366-1690. Camilli and Caruso are also available to discuss sponsorship opportunities for the event.