BFK Trivia Night Recap

It was a fun night of questions and answers, plus friendly competition, at BBBS’ trivia night held at Lustre Pearl East. About fifty people tested their knowledge on a wide variety of subjects, all while supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas.

There were NBA games on the big screen and corn hole players around the edges of the space as the event got underway. This special gathering was one of the lead-up activities for BBBS’ 40th Annual Bowl for Kids event happening April 21 & 22 at Highland Lanes. The group Geeks Who Drink handled trivia duties for the night while promoting BBBS and encouraging participants to donate to the agency.

Bowl for Kids event chair Jason Vitanza and host committee member Phil participated, taking the opportunity to promote Bowl for Kids and the agency in general. “Bowl for Kids brings the community together for one thing,” said Phil. “And we’re raising money for a good cause. A lot of kids need our help.”

“Bowl for Kids also helps spread the word peer to peer,” added Jason. “We can try to reach more people to not only raise more money, but raise awareness to reach more donors and, the thing which I feel is the biggest need, reach more males to donate their time to being Bigs. That is why we do it.”

“And I can bowl better than everybody, so I love it. I like to win,” he laughed. Okay, bowlers challenge extended!

In all seriousness, however, the mission of BBBS is something that is near and dear to Jason’s heart. “I have had mentors who made a difference in my life, which is why I started with BBBS,” he said. “I had a couple of people who changed my perspective on life. I’ve been blessed, but I came from a lower income background, and I had a couple of people who made a difference in my life. That’s why I do what I do and why I want to keep volunteering and spreading the word about BBBS.”

“Actually, he’s been the inspiration and mentor. I’ve always been interested in giving and giving my time, but I didn’t know where or what or how. But being involved with BBBS through Jason, it’s been really nice and makes me feel fulfilled. Especially, being here with everyone and knowing this organization is something we all believe in and want to help,” said Phil.

As far as costumes for the Bowl for Kids event go, Phil is working on hers, while Jason says he will take something from his closet. “I still have clothes from the 90’s,” he said.

“That’ll be easy to get together,” said Phil. “Right now, we’re just focused on reaching our BFK goal and having a successful event. We’re really trying our hardest on that.”

And they have certainly been successful on that front. “Jason, Brandon Christensen, and Phil have been absolute rockstars. I have absolutely adored working with them. They have put in a lot of hard work and time to make sure that our 40th annual Bowl for Kids is a success,” said Maddison Ellis, events manager for BBBS.

“Trivia night was a lot of fun. We had a great turnout, and the Question Master did a phenomenal job. Geeks Who Drink’s Quiz for a Cause program really gave the event life. Of course, none of it would have been possible without Lustre Pearl hosting us at their beautiful venue. Everyone had an incredible time. I cannot wait to see and work with everyone again next year!”

Thanks to everyone’s involvement and support, we’re on a roll!

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