October 15, 2010

Former City Manager Jermanis' Team Wins Trivia Bee

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Former San Leandro City Manager John Jermanis' team was the only team to correctly answer all of the last round of questions to win Project Literacy's 17th annual Trivia Bee held on October 15, 2010, at the Marina Community Center. Second place went to the Gift Shop - Friends of the Library Team. After a tie with the Yes on Measure M and Singers & the Chap Next Door teams, the Chapman King team came in third.

As in past years, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Kurtz read questions for the first round and Leslie Frates, a San Leandro resident and former professor at Cal State East Bay who has appeared on the television quiz show Jeopardy 14 times, read questions for the second and third rounds. Kathy Kurtz served as the official time keeper and John Kaplan was the emcee. Students from San Leandro High School acted as scorekeepers for each of the thirty teams.

In addition to the Trivia Bee, a raffle featured a flat-screen television, Disneyland tickets, an iPod Touch, 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, California Conservatory Theater, San Leandro Players, the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce, Wells Fargo, and the San Leandro Police Officers Association.

Among the political teams, Stephen Cassidy for Mayor and Joyce, Our Choice tied in the third round, followed closely by Mayor Tony Santos' team. The Mike Katz for School Board team (that's me) didn't make it past the second round and the Pontificators for Pauline Cutter team didn't make it past the first round. Santos, Cassidy and Katz were members of their teams; Cutter and Starosciak were not.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at October 15, 2010 10:45 PM | TrackBack
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