Saturday night trivia…don’t wait until the last minute

W hat NFL team, known as the “Ain’ts” finally won the Super Bowl in 2010? What sport used the term “home run” long before baseball? If you know these or any other obscure facts gather up a group of friends and head for the Forum Saturday night.

The 2011 Granville Rotary Club Trivia Night starts at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

“I’d encourage everyone to come out; it’s a great event and a great night,” Rotary Club member Dave O’Brien said. 

Teams made up of co-workers or friends or club members students will try to outsmart the winners to each of the previous three years: veterinarians. Both large animal and small animal vets have won the title, with small animal vets taking the inaugural and most recent crowns. 

The minimum age for participation has been reduced from 21. “We dropped the age to allow high school students to participate if they want to; there has been some interest there,” O’Brien said.

Teams are asked to sign up as soon as possible. To enter a team, a contact person simply needs to call O’Brien at TD Bank at 642-1010 and make a reservation under a team name.

The team name will help organizers get scorecards prepared in advance of the event. Participants do not need to have a team of six people completely together to sign up, but organizers said it would help them plan if they knew how many teams were going to show up that night.

Teams can also go to the Granville Rotary Club website: granvillerotaryclub.org and download the application before taking it to the bank. 

Teams can post their roster and pay their entry fee after signing up and rosters do not need to be final until the contest actually starts.

“Spectators are always welcome,” O’Brien said. The cost for spectators is $10.

“The important thing to remember is all of the money raised goes back into the community to help with scholarships, students who are taking trips, community events … all of the money goes right back into the community,” O’Brien said.

“I went to last year’s for the first time ever and I thought it was great, great fun and educational, too,” O’Brien said.  “I’d encourage everyone to come out and join in; if anything else, you’re going to have a lot of fun.”

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