October 20, 2008

24 Lost Desperate Heros Wins Trivia Bee Again

24 Desperate Lost Heros made it two in-a-row by winning Project Literacy's 15th Annual Trivia Bee on Friday, October 17, 2008. One of the San Leandro Library teams took second and Katz for Morgan took third, nearly a repeat of last year's result, in which the Katz Team tied with the San Leandro Police Officers Association.

With the passing of Daily Review columnist Ray Orrock in March 2008, question reading was handled by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Kurtz and Leslie Frates, a San Leandro resident and professor who has appeared on the television quiz show Jeopardy 14 times. Kathy Kurtz served as the official time keeper and Sue Kleebauer was the emcee. There were 30 questions in the first round, 20 in the second round and 10 in the last round.

In addition to the Trivia Bee, a raffle featured a flat-screen television, a GPS system, tickets for Disneyland and dozens of other prizes from local businesses and individuals. Funds raised by the Trivia Bee help Project Literacy to provide literacy services to more than 200 adults and 1,500 kids each year.

Thirty teams competed in the annual fundraiser that brings in more than $10,000 each year for Project Literacy. Teams included businesses like State Roofing Systems, candidates (Ursula Reed and Katz for Morgan Mack-Rose), the San Leandro Library, Project Literacy, Alameda County Firefighters, the Kaplan Family, the San Leandro City Council, the Pontificators, and the San Leandro Police Officers Association.

Mayor Santos and the San Leandro City Council were on-hand to present trophies and medals to the top three teams. Also on hand were California State Senator and former San Leandro Mayor Ellen Corbett and California State Assemblymember Mary Hayashi.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at October 20, 2008 4:52 PM | TrackBack
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