The Bootheel of Missouri seems to have more than its fair share of cancer patients. Several have been children who have attended St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, which is about two hours away. St. Jude’s never charges patients or their families anything for care, lodging, or board.
As such, I helped organize and market a trivia night as a fundraiser for the hospital. I also developed most of the evening’s questions and helped judge the competition.
Risco Community Raises $180 for St. Jude’s at Trivia Night
On Saturday, January 20, Team Country Strong held a Trivia Night as a fundraiser in Risco for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. More than 80 people attended the event, and eight teams were quizzed about topics such as Disney movies, food, holidays, and Missouri history.
The event raised $810 for St. Jude’s. Several community members from the area have been cancer patients at St. Jude’s, which never charges patients or their family for care.
Members of the winning team, Ravenclaw, were (from left to right) Jacob Jones, Kimberly Jones, Rebecca Pilsing, Kelly Nygard, Will Nygard, and Murray Pilsing. PHOTO: First Place Team.
The second place team, Randy’s Rebels, was made up of (front row, left to right), JoAnn Rowland, Brandon Blankenship, and Daniel Presley, (back row, left to right) Brian Rowland, Staci Blankenship, and Randy Frye. PHOTO: Second Place Team.
Please note: I included print-ready photos of each team, but I am not including them on my site because I do not have a release from each participant.