A recent quiz night hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Penticton did more than test residents on their knowledge of math, sports and Canadian history.
The event also raised $4,000 for the OSNS Child and Youth Development Center, with the top three teams donating 100% of their cash prizes to support services for children with developmental challenges.
“We are so touched by the generosity of the Kiwanis Club of Penticton and all of the participants who have shown their support for our center,” said Megan Windeler, Philanthropy Associate at OSNS. “It was refreshing to catch up with everyone in person having fun for a good cause.”
The quiz night hosted 22 four-person teams on May 18 at St. Savior’s Anglican Church.
General trivia knowledge, however, wasn’t the only thing attendees were eager to show off. Teams like “Taking Care of Quizness” have proven that being smart with naming is just as important.
The “Quizerables” emerged victorious, ahead of the second by only one point.
“It was a great night, the result of great teamwork within our club and strong community support,” said Doug Button, Kiwanis Club Member and Quiz Night Committee Chair.
The Penticton-based OSNS Child and Youth Development Center has been supporting children with developmental challenges since 1978, with speech therapy and autism intervention among the services offered. More than 1,600 children from across the South Okanagan visit the center each year.
Last month’s event marked the third time the Kiwanis club has supported the center through a quiz night.