October 21, 2006

Alameda County Firefighters Local 55 Wins 13th Annual Trivia Bee

The Alameda County Firefighters Local 55 team won Project Literacy's 13th Annual Trivia Bee held on Friday, October 20, 2006, at the Marina Community Center in San Leandro.

Second and third place were determined by a series of sudden death questions including which cola company owns Quaker Oats (Pepsi), which actor played the tutor in the movie Akeelah and the Bee (Laurence Fishburne), and what cereal was created in 1892 by W.L. Judson (shredded wheat).

The Friends of the Library 1 team took second place and the Julian Polvorosa for San Leandro City Council team came in third.

Normally, ANG newspaper columnist Ray Orrock reads the first two round of questions, but this year Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Kurtz did double duty reading the first round of questions in addition to being the official Trivia Bee judge for disputes. Former Jeopardy champion Leslie Frates read the second and third rounds of questions, including a question in which the answer was the movie Groundog Day, which she appeared in for less than four seconds. Kathy Kurtz served as the official time keeper.

In addition to the Trivia Bee, a raffle featured prizes supplied by local businesses and individuals including a Garmin StreetPilot Car Navigation System, a 1GB Apple iPod Nano and $100 Wal-Mart gift certificate. Funds raised by the Trivia Bee help Project Literacy to provide literacy services to 200 adults and 1,500 kids each year.

Pictured below is the winning team, shortly after receiving their medals from members of the San Leandro City Council, including Mayor Shelia Young:

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Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at October 21, 2006 12:35 AM | TrackBack
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