It’s funny how life sometimes repeats itself. Most high schoolers these days would pay money to get out of taking a test. But on March 5, more than 80 people paid money to answer questions from school curriculum at the inaugural Triangle Trivia Challenge, sponsored by SunTrust.

The 13 teams of six people or less came to the Rally Point Sport Bar and Grill in Cary to compete for pride, glory and the $500 grand prize added some extra motivation as well.

The competition featured four rounds of ten questions and each new round was harder than the last. WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel was kind enough to emcee the event, add his wit to the questions, and keep the crowd laughing. In the end, a team of five from SAS nicknamed “Trebekians” took home the grand prize of $500.

Throughout the night, WakeEd handed out door prizes that were generously donated from local businesses including Race 13.1, Rush Hour Karting, Feel Goodz, McDonalds and City Barbecue. Overall, we raised more than $3,000 to support the programs of WakeEd.

The Triangle Trivia Challenge is one of the ways we are reaching out to several new segments of the community. As part of our strategic focus, we are using updated tactics to reach out to both new and existing audiences. We are excited that this inaugural event was a resounding success and look forward to providing more ways to involve all of Wake County in WakeEd. Click through the photos below.

Ken Jones is the Director of Marketing for WakeEd Partnership. Prior to joining WakeEd he worked at a local marketing firm and has more than a decade of experience in marketing and journalism. You can reach Ken at kjones@wakeedpartnership.org