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Test Your Trivia Knowledge With Greenwich Alliance For Education Challenge

Greenwich Alliance for Education is hosting a trivia challenge May 7 at First Presbyterian Church.
Greenwich Alliance for Education is hosting a trivia challenge May 7 at First Presbyterian Church. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. – Round up your smartest friends and try to beat the competition at the Greenwich Alliance for Education’s Trivia Challenge Saturday, May 7, at 6:45 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the nonprofit Greenwich Alliance for Education is having a night of dinner, trivia and fun.

“This will be a fun night—you can bring anyone from high-school-age on up,” said Julie Faryniarz, executive director of the Alliance.

She emphasized the welcoming aspects of the event: dress is casual, it is entirely team play, so no one will ever be on the spot to answer a question by him or herself, and there will be prizes.

Marlene Gilbert, the Greenwich Alliance board member in charge of organizing the Trivia Challenge, explained the structure of the game: participants will sit at tables of eight for dinner. Each table is one team. People can sign up with friends as a group of eight, or those signing up by themselves or with a smaller group will sit with others to form a table. After the buffet dinner, there will be six rounds of trivia. There will also be an online auction, which will start two weeks before trivia night and continue at the event. Greenwich Alliance is currently seeking sponsors and silent auction items.

The Greenwich Alliance for Education funds several programs: a Storymobile, which brings early literacy enrichment to 300 preschoolers twice a month; Tuning In To Music, which provides free instrument lessons to 70 GPS students each year; and a granting system, which has awarded over $800,000 for programs including AVID and GHS Innovation Lab.

Greenwich Superintendent of Schools William McKersie praised the Alliance as “an essential philanthropic partner for the Greenwich Public Schools. [They are] at the leading edge with the district as we identify new ways of organizing schools and teaching and learning.”

Potential sponsors or auction item donors should contact Executive Director Julie Faryniarz at julie@greenwichalliance.org .

Not a sponsor, but still want to support the Alliance and play trivia? Click here to purchase tickets .

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