Glendale’s Trivia Night. A charity event benefiting local youth
BY JOHN ARTHUR
Glendale will once again host its annual trivia night Friday, July 27, at Infinity Park Event Center benefiting scores of local youth and providing an evening of enjoyment for participants in the process. Featuring a silent auction, trivia, prizes, food and drink, the event will help a good cause through good fun. Glendale’s YMCA and Glendale Youth Rugby Foundation are partnering to benefit the young people of the community, raising money to support sport and fitness programming and to promote youth rugby in the Front Range and greater Colorado.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Denver manages the Glendale Sports Center facilities, housed at Infinity Park, but day-to-day operations are overseen by Nicole Limoges, executive director. With over a decade of experience with the YMCA and four years at Glendale Sports Center, Limoges knows the ins and outs of putting on a meaningful, memorable event well. With the help of city staff and volunteers, this year’s Trivia Night promises not only to be an amusing, entertaining evening but also one that once again benefits Colorado’s kids.
Glendale’s annual Trivia Night was born from a Missouri tradition. Glendale Chamber of Commerce member Mike Boese brought the idea with him from St. Louis – a metropolis that hosts scores of charity trivia events every year. Boese quickly became a Glendale stalwart after relocating to Colorado years ago, not only joining the Chamber of Commerce but also finding himself on the YMCA board of directors. In a unique position to help, the financial adviser turned to his Midwestern background and Trivia Night was born. Partnering with Glendale Youth Rugby and the City of Glendale, YMCA Director Limoges notes that the event continues to expand: “We partnered to benefit both nonprofits, and we’ve grown in size, sponsors, and proceeds each year.”
Glendale’s own Barret O’Brien, who owns and operates O’Brien Rugby, is the executive director of the Glendale Youth Rugby Foundation. Aside from providing professional custom printing services for Glendale’s numerous professional, club, and youth-level rugby clubs, O’Brien is also a vocal advocate for growing the sport across the nation. Asked about the YMCA Trivia Night at Infinity Park Event Center, he’s understandably complimentary: “The support we receive from both the city and the YMCA is immeasurable. With the proceeds from last year’s Trivia Night, we were able to sponsor multiple young rugby applicants for summer rugby camps and tournaments. We couldn’t be more grateful to all the participants and staff.” As a side note, O’Brien is also quick to point out that he and his teammates are the reigning champions of Glendale’s Trivia Night, a distinction he no doubt hopes to carry on after this year’s event. Exceptional facilities, participants, and organizers will ensure that regardless who is crowned, the real winners will be the YMCA and Glendale Youth Rugby.
All proceeds generated from Glendale’s Trivia Night are split between the YMCA and Glendale’s Youth Rugby Foundation. Sponsorships, ticket sales, donations and the silent auction all contribute to the overall contributions to both organizations – a boon not just for the enjoyment of event participants but for the beneficiaries as well. For 2018, premier sponsors include insurance and financial services group Country Financial, Credit Union of Colorado, and standout Colorado caterer Biscuits and Berries. A ticket to Trivia Night includes dinner, drinks, 10 rounds of trivia, and the silent auction. With Infinity Park Event Center’s 8,600 square foot International Ballroom as the backdrop, attendees can dine, drink, and bid – not to mention the main event: trivia. The incredible atmosphere generated by the Infinity Park space adds nicely to the event, showcasing the venue’s second-to-none audio-visual production capabilities.
More information, tickets and sponsorships can be found online at infinityparkatglendale.com/trivianight.
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