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Event date: November 3, 2018
Tickets: $70 per person
Location: Grand Victoria Casino and Banquet Hall in Elgin, IL


Save the date for a rocking fun time at the 2018 Trivia with a Twist!!

Date:  Saturday, November 3, 2018

Location:  Grand Victoria Casino

Theme:  Battle of the Bands

Trivia FAQ’S

  • What is Trivia with a Twist?  Every November, the Foundation hosts Trivia With a Twist. Hundreds of community members don their thinking caps for a night of light-hearted trivia competition to benefit the 301 Foundation. Proceeds from this event benefit the District 301 students by helping to fund new programs such as the Incubator project, Vet tech clinic and the mobile app maker program.  This event started 11 years ago with a little game called Trivia Schmivia and it has transformed into an annual event that local residents, district supporters and school faculty look forward to every year. 
  • What if I am not good at trivia?  If this is your first time coming to Trivia with a Twist, it’s a ton of fun, and you don’t need to be “good at trivia” to have a great time! 
  • What are some of the other things that take place during the event?  Outside of trivia there are many other fun things that take place during the event such as wine raffle, 50/50 raffle, live auction, silent auction, prize for best dressed, best table, etc. 
  • What is the date for the event?  Saturday, November 3, 2018 
  • What time is the event? The event will begin at 6:00 pm and ends around 10:30 pm.  Guest can stay and dance the night away until midnight.   The specific timeline  of events will be posted during registration. 
  • What is the location for the event?  The event is held at the newly renovated Grand Victoria Casino and Banquet Hall at 250 S. Grove Avenue in Elgin. 
  • When will registration open for Trivia with a Twist?  Registration will open Saturday, Sept. 1st and will be available on this site. Click here. 
  • What is included with my ticket purchase? Included with the purchase of your ticket is several rounds of trivia, full sit down meal, select beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. 
  • What is the Theme for Trivia Night?  The theme for this year’s event is “Battle of the Bands”. 
  • Table Information: 
    • What is the maximum number of people per table? 8 
    • What if we don’t have 8 people?  If you aren’t part of a table of 8 don’t fret!  We will seat you with some terrific people and you can make some new friends! 
    • Can I request to be seated with specific people?  Yes when registration opens you will have the ability to specify who you would like to sit with. 
    • Do we need a table name?  Yes. All tables will need to provide a name prior to the event. If you know your table name at registration please include it.  
    • Do we have to decorate our table to go with the theme?  That is up to you!  Some people decorate their tables in accordance with the table name they have chosen.    The theme of this year’s event is “Battle of the Bands”, so there are endless options for fun decorations.  Don’t worry if you choose not to decorate, plenty of people just come for the fun and don’t decorate. 
  • What is the attire for the event?  This is a casual event.  Trivia participants get creative and dress up based on their table name. There are so many options with this year’s theme “Battle of the Bands”, but do not worry if you choose not to dress according to the theme.  There will be plenty people dressed casually and will not be dressed according to the theme. 
  • Is Food and Beverages Served at the Event?  Yes the event includes a full sit down meal, select beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. 
  • How are the proceeds that are raised from this event used? Proceeds from this fundraiser support our students as they prepare for college and career readiness. CEF is very excited to be partnering with the district on the new initiatives happening at CHS, beginning in Fall of 2018.  Come learn more about what exciting programs are being put into motion for our students. 
  • Are sponsorship opportunities available?  Yes!  Your donations will fund several new grants this school year.  Corporate exposure at this very popular event is available through a wide range of sponsorship levels. Thank you to all of our past sponsors for all of your generous contributions to allow us to put on our best event to date and be able to fund many new grants this coming spring.  For more information about ways you can support the Central Education Foundation please contact us at 847-464-6005 or email [email protected].  Sponsor details: click here. 
  • Have other questions? Thank you for your interest in Trivia with a Twist.  If you have any other questions, please send us an email at [email protected].

Thank you to all of our attendees for making Trivia With a Twist a great success! 

 Thank you to our wonderful 2017 Sponsors for supporting Trivia with a Twist!

2017 Event Sponsors

Sponsor details: click here

Location Grand Victoria Casino - Elgin
250 S Grove Ave
Elgin IL 60120

Hosted By 301 Central Education Foundation




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November 3, 2018
$70.00

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Harlem Wizard Basketball Game

Date:  Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Location:  Competition Gym at Central High School

Doors Open: 6 PM

Game Starts: 7 PM

Get ready Burlington!

A high-flying, slam-dunking, rim-rattling basketball show is coming to town!

The world-famous Harlem Wizards will visit Central High School on Wednesday, October 17th for an evening of great fun and fundraising. The Wizards will play a game against a team of Central 301 School district administrators, teachers, community leaders, and community members. Proceeds will benefit the 301 Central Education Foundation.

The event will feature a variety of fun interactive extras to complement the Wizards’ dazzling demonstration of hoops artistry: Pregame "Wiz Kids" warm-up, contests, comedy, awesome slam dunks, audience participation, merchandise giveaways, and more. The game will conclude with the Wizards’ signature dance extravaganza that will have the crowd on their feet!

Concessions available: Courtesy of the CHS Athletic Booster Club

Extras:

  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Half Court Shot – Chance to win a truck with a 1/2 court shot. Courtesy of Joe Cotton Ford

"We are thrilled to host the Wizards again," says Karen Warner, of the 301 Central Education Foundation. "4 years ago our organization hosted a game and it was a huge success, and we look forward to more Wizards’ magic!"

Founded in 1962, the Wizards have played over 15,000 games throughout the US that have raised over $25 million for schools and charitable causes. The Wizards have also played in over 25 foreign countries on five continents.

Tickets are priced as follows:

General Admission $10 in advance, $13 the day of the event, at the door
Reserved $20

To purchase tickets: CLICK HERE

The home team players will be thrilled to play in front of family, friends, and fans, and spectators will delight in seeing their beloved teachers, principals, and community leaders run the court. Come out and cheer – you will not want to miss this fantastic experience that will benefit our most precious resource: The kids!

 

 

About the Harlem Wizards:  Howie Davis was a larger-than-life entrepreneur, impresario, promoter, and visionary whose passion for sports, entertainment, and philanthropy culminated with his creation of the Harlem Wizards in 1962.

The idea for the Wizards started in 1959, when legendary basketball showman Goose Tatum approached Howie to organize a tour for Goose’s "Harlem Stars." The Stars had a short but successful run that opened Howie’s eyes to the enormous potential of "show" basketball. Three years later, Howie launched the Wizards.

Under Howie’s leadership, the Wizards grew into a choice basketball destination for some of America’s best basketball talent. As the team’s reputation spread, professional athletes from across the sports spectrum took notice and joined the Wizards’ roadshow:

  • Connie Hawkins, one of the top 50 NBA players of all time
  • Nate "Tiny" Archibald, a member of the NBA Hall of Fame
  • Elvin Hayes, one of the top 50 NBA players of all time
  • Hawthorne Wingo, a New York Knicks fan favorite
  • Mario Elie, a three-time NBA champion
  • Nancy Lieberman, a WNBA star and Hall of Fame member

NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, World Series MVP Donn Clendennon, and Harlem Globetrotter superstar Marques Haynes also played for the Wizards.

Tojo Henderson a Wizards great holds the world record for career span in professional basketball. He started in 1965 and retired 50 years later in 2015. He still serves in a promotional capacity with the Wizards.

Howie was a champion of racial equality, and viewed the Wizards as a vehicle to provide economic opportunity to African Americans. He even was the first to break the color barrier with a football team playing in North Carolina.

Today’s Wizards roster features an all-star lineup of master basketball showmen, including:

  • Eric "Broadway" Jones and Dwayne "Swoop" Simpson, former Globetrotter showmen
  • "King Arthur" Lewis, an Academic All-American at Bowie State University
  • Arnold "A-Train" Bernard, a highly acclaimed trickster and 7-year Globetrotter veteran who was featured in a Nike commercial
  • James "The Roadrunner" Tyndal, a diminutive speedster who is fast enough to dribble through NY City traffic!
  • Devon "Livewire" Curry, FIBA’S former #1 ranked USA 3-on-3 player
  • Lamarvin “Showtime” Jackson, a world-class dunker
  • Jordan “Ice” Southerland, finished 2nd on TNT Dunk King-One of top dunkers in the worls
  • Leon "Space Jam" Sewell and Brandon “The Werm” Lacue, featured on TNT’s "The Dunk King" reality competition series. Werm has won four Sprite slam dunk contests.
  • Rashaan “The Rocket” Barner, one of the greatest dunkers in Wizards’ history, who is now a very funny show-starter and stopper!

The Wizards field four travelling squads which collectively will play over 500 games throughout the US and abroad during the 2017-18 season.

Since Howie Davis founded the Wizards 56 years ago, the team has undergone tremendous change. Howie’s son Todd and grandson Rick now run the operation, fundraising revenue has grown exponentially, and the team has expanded into new geographic markets.

Through all the changes, the team’s commitment to Howie’s original mission has remained constant: to deliver world-class family-friendly entertainment while raising money for great causes.

Sponsor the event: Click here

Location Competition Gym at Central High School
44W625 Plato Road
Hampshire IL 60140

Hosted By 301 Central Education Foundation




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October 17, 2018
General Admission $10.00
Day of the event $13.00
Reserved Seating - Only 20 tickets available $20.00
Half-Court Shot - Drawing Entry $10.00

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Event date: November 11, 2017
Tickets: $65 per person
Location: Grand Victoria Casino and Banquet Hall in Elgin, IL


— SOLD OUT —

Any new tables we are sold out, if you paying for a table already partial paid for please continue. Please note your table name or team leader, so that we can link you with your group.

Thank you for your interest, we encourage you to support our mission by donating on #GIVINGTUESDAY on Tuesday, November 28th at https://www.ilgive.com/organizations/301-central-education-foundation


10 years ago we started with a little game called Trivia Schmivia and it has transformed into a yearly event called Trivia with a Twist that local residents and school faculty look forward to each year!

We are back at the newly renovated Grand Victoria Casino and Banquet Hall in Elgin for a night of great laughs and loads of fun. Last year for the first time ever, the highly anticipated Trivia night sold out so get you ticket and reserve your spot early!

This year’s 10th annual Trivia with a Twist Fundraiser theme is “Celebrate Central.” We are celebrating all 7 schools in our district as well as celebrating our oldest school that is still standing after almost 100 years, Lily Lake Elementary School!

Proceeds from this fundraiser support our students as they prepare for college and career readiness. CEF is very excited to be partnering with the district on the new initiatives happening at CHS, beginning Fall of 2018.
Come learn more about what exciting programs are being put into motion for our students.

So let the fun begin! Suggestions for table themes and attire this year are:
• Dress Wear your favorite school spirit: Go Rockets! Go Coyotes!
• School based T.V. show or movie such as Save by the Bell or Ferris Bueller’s Day off!
• Dress up like you did in High School!

If you have special diet restrictions, please note this information when you register.

If you aren’t a part of a table of 8 don’t fret! We will seat you with some terrific people and you can make some new friends!

If this is your first time coming to Trivia with a Twist, it’s a ton of fun, and you don’t need to be “good at trivia” to have a great time!


About the event:

Every November, the Foundation hosts Trivia With a Twist. Hundreds of community members don their thinking caps for a night of light-hearted trivia competition to benefit the 301 Foundation. The funds raised through Trivia With a Twist allow the Foundation to expand our offerings in number and in value. Corporate exposure at this very popular event is available through a wide range of sponsorship levels.

For more information about ways you can support the Foundation please contact us at 847-464-6005 or email [email protected]

Thank you to all of our attendees for making Trivia With a Twist a great success!

Your donations will fund several new grants this school year.

And thank you to all of our sponsors for all of your generous contributions to allow us to put on our best event to date and be able to fund many new grants this coming spring.

Sponsor details: click here

Location Grand Victoria Casino - Elgin
250 S Grove Ave
Elgin IL 60120

Hosted By 301 Central Education Foundation




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November 3, 2017
$65.00