Nonprofit Leadership Association hosts trivia night to raise funds for local nonprofit

The Nonprofit Leadership Association (NLA) held a trivia night, restaurant takeover and raffle Thursday Oct. 25. The event was hosted at Rock & Run on the Liberty Square. Funds raised at the event went to Warrior’s Best Friend, a nonprofit in Kansas City that trains shelter dogs to be adopted by veterans with PTSD.

Mikaela Papageorgiou, junior nonprofit leadership major, is president of NLA. She spoke to the Monitor on why the event was held.

“The Nonprofit Leadership Association holds a fall fundraiser each fall semester, and we always brainstorm as a group on themes and nonprofits to fundraise for. This year we actually decided to hold a bowling fundraiser that fell through at the last minute, but amazing club members stepped up and we were able to decide on a trivia night,” Papageorgiou said. “We also fell in love with the mission of Warrior’s Best Friend and really wanted to shine a light on their nonprofit and put on a great fundraiser for them.”

William Jewell College students could feel good about saving a swipe at the cafeteria – 10 percent of all food purchased went to Warrior’s Best Friend. Students enjoyed Rock & Run favorites such as pretzels and wings.

NLA raffled off several coveted items throughout the night. Kendra Scott jewelry and gift certificates to various Liberty hotspots were a few of the items students won.

Trivia was the highlight of the night. Students formed teams of five and entered for $10 a team. They played five rounds of trivia, putting their historical and geographical knowledge to the test.

Kyler Schardein, first-year Oxbridge: Institutions and Policy major, was a member of the winning trivia team.

“Winning was actually a huge shock because we had been trying to keep track of our own score, but somewhere we had lost track and thought we had a couple [points] less,” Schardien says. “So when they announced the winning score first before the team name, we figured we might have earned second and then, surprise!”

The team won a basket of gift cards and cardinal dollars.

“The event itself was truly enjoyable, filled with lots of laughs and good conversations both within teams and between teams,” Schardein says. “It was just a great atmosphere.”

Cover photo courtesy of Animal Planet.

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