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Archived News Release from 2005

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More Risk than “Fear Factor"...More Talent than “American Idol"...More Danger than “The Sopranos”

The Annual Project READ Trivia Bee Beats Them All!

Redwood City, CA - October 3 , 2005 - Why waste time watching phony reality shows or actors pretending to be gangsters? Get a dose of real entertainment at Redwood City Project READ’s 16th Annual Trivia Bee! It takes place on Friday, October 14, 2005 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Boulevard in Redwood City.

The Trivia Bee is a chance to see REAL people gather to prove themselves experts of utterly useless and trivial information, while vying for the coveted title of Trivia BEE Champs of Redwood City! All this as hundreds of spectators cheer, sneer, and root them on - this gala event starts with an Hors d’oeuvre Extravaganza at 6:30, followed by the Bee Kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

Teams of three self-described “brainiacs” each will compete for the title by exercising their knowledge — which ranges from the esoteric to the utterly useless — on topics of interest to almost everyone: literature, science, history, sports, television, movies, music, and general entertainment. Spectator tickets, available in advance or at the door for $25, include gourmet hors d’oeuvres, specialty desserts, and coffee.

Corporations and individuals may register to participate as a team or event sponsor. Team sponsorship at several levels and prices are still available. Think you know it all? Think your team can kick some bee-booty? Then call today or visit www.triviabee.org for information on bringing your team to the Trivia Bee.

All proceeds benefit the award-winning Redwood City Project READ, a library-based nonprofit organization providing tutoring and other enrichment services dedicated to ending illiteracy in Redwood City by 2020 through intergenerational literary services. Project READ is closely tied to our local schools. It offers multiple programs to meet the diverse needs and reading levels of adults, adolescents, and families in Redwood City, focusing on reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Project READ is supported by the generous help of volunteers - visit its web site.

For further information or to purchase tickets, contact Project READ at (650) 780-7077, or pick up tickets at the Project Read offices in the Redwood City Public Library, 1044 Middlefield Road. Sample questions and answers as well as other information are also available on the web at www.triviabee.org.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.

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Contact: Kathy Endaya
Director, Project READ
650-780-7077

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