5th Annual Optimist Trivia Night Event Raises $11,000

The 5th Annual Optimist Trivia Night was held on February 16, 2018, in the James R. Connor University Center at UW-Whitewater.  Nearly 200 people and 24 teams participated in the fund-raising event.  Participants had the chance to feel like a winner not only by playing Team Trivia, but also through Individual Trivia, the Silent Auction, Bucket Raffle, and Cash Raffle.

The winning team for having the best costume were The Pursuits.

Coming in first place for Team Trivia was the Janesville Wednesday Morning Optimist Team, and in second place was the Empty Nesters. Prizes were also handed out to the teams who had the best costume, funniest answers, and for being the most spirited.

Money raised from the event will go towards the Whitewater Food Pantry, the Whitewater Unified School District Family Emergency Fund, the Whitewater Middle School LMC Outdoor Classroom, the Whitewater Bethel House, the UW-Whitewater Children’s Center New Sensory Room, along with other youth programs sponsored by the the UW-Whitewater/Community and UW-Whitewater Student Optimist Clubs.

Without the support of our sponsors, none of this would have been possible. The Optimist Clubs would like to thank Trivia Night’s Main Event Sponsor, Thrivent Financial, for their significant donation, along with volunteering their time.

The Optimist Clubs would also like to acknowledge the following for their sponsorship of the trivia rounds: Burtness Chevrolet, McCullough’s Pharmacy, Fox Chiropractic, JM Carpets, Coburn Company, Kim Adams & Angie Alesci, Binning & Dickens, Edward Jones, Fairhaven Senior Services, First Citizens Bank, 841 Brew House, and The Sweet Spot.

Thank you to Dalee Water, Weber & Associates Public Relations, Premier Bank, Pizza Hut, Toppers, and Walmart; the clubs appreciate your contributions and volunteered time. The Optimist Clubs would also like to thank our Friend of Youth sponsors; UW-W Warhawk Alley, Window Genie, Lanora and Craig Heim, and LSM Chiropractic.

A big thank you to those who came to the 5th Annual Optimist Trivia Night to play along with the Optimist Members.  Gross proceeds of around $11,000 from the event will help the Whitewater community with a number of great causes.