How about a quick round of trivia? What jellyfish is actually not a jellyfish at all, but a symbiotic grouping of 3 organisms working together? Hint: the Indo-Pacific version of this sea creature is responsible for nearly 30,000 mostly harmless human stings every year, while the Portuguese version is less common and more deadly.
If you guessed “Man o’ War,” then you must be a cheater who attended MOI’s third annual Trivia for Cheaters fundraiser on March 14th. If you didn’t attend Trivia for Cheaters this year, then you have to go next year and put your knowledge to the test. Quit sea-horsing around!
Trivia for Cheaters is an annual fundraiser supporting MOI’s five free programs that empower young authors in the Twin Cities to use their voices and tell their own stories. Teams raise money prior to the event to build up their trivia cheat bank. The more money a team raises, the more cheat cash they have the night of the event to steal answers from other teams and cheat their way to the top. Each year the competition is fiercer than a shoal of Piranhas, but it's all in good fun.
This year, not only did we have a fantastic time playing trivia with all of you, but we also gave out some amazing prizes! The first place team, Crew Members Only, won four tickets to a Flip Phone Drag Brunch. The second-place team, the Sagacious Seaweed Scribes, won four tickets to the Science Museum and a gift card to Kyatchi. Shoutout to all the local businesses who donated event tickets, gift cards, books, and so many other amazing prizes!
We also want to thank Fredrikson and Byron, P.A. and Minneapolis Global Shapers for their generous donations as event sponsors. As well as La Doña Cervecería--a unique for-benefit brewery, taproom, and entertainment space that fuses Latin culture and The North--for generously hosted MOI in their space in the Harrison neighborhood of North Minneapolis. Finally, we must thank all of you. To everyone who came out to play trivia with us, thank you. To everyone who helped fundraise, thank you. And to everyone who donated money and time to this event, thank you. We raised more than $16,000 because of you!
And by you, we mean all 262 donors, 21 teams, more than 80 players, 6 volunteers, and 18 businesses who contributed to Trivia for Cheaters. We are proud to have you in MOI’s community. If you didn’t get a chance to donate to Trivia for Cheaters, you still can. Follow this link to our fundraiser page.