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Archived News Release from 2008

For Immediate Release

19th Annual Project READ Trivia Bee – The Reality Show to Beat All Reality Shows!e

Redwood City, CA - October 14, 2008 -Why waste time watching phony reality shows? Get a dose of real entertainment at Redwood City Project READ’s 19th Annual Trivia Bee benefit for Project READ! It takes place on Friday, October 17, 2008 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 they’re experts of trivial information, while vying for the coveted title of Trivia BEE Champions of Redwood City! All this as hundreds of spectators cheer, sneer, and root them on. This gala event starts with the renowned Trivia Bee Hors d’oeuvre Extravaganza at 6:30, followed by the Bee Kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Teams of self-described “Trivia Masters” 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.

Companies and individuals may register to participate as a team or event sponsor. Team sponsorship at several levels and prices are still available. Think your team can kick some bee-booty? Here are a few sample questions:

  1. They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky…” Who are they?
  2. Standard, butterfly, midline and pagoda are types of what?
  3. Sidney Poitier was the first black actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor. What film did he receive the Oscar for?
  4. Which is the only continent with no deserts?

Log on to www.triviabee.org for the answers! Then call 650-780-7077 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 (www.projectread-redwoodcty.org), 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.

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. More information is available 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. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at www.redwoodcity.org/webcam, and subscribe to Redwood City’s electronic newsletter or other City documents at www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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

 

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