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Big Brothers Big Sisters Host Annual Ultimate Trivia Challenge

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Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States.

The North Central West Virginia chapter held one of its largest fundraiser's Friday night in Morgantown.

The Big Brothers and Big Sisters Annual Ultimate Trivia Challenge brings people together to raise money for the "Bigs" and "Littles."

"I just came because I really like this organization and trivia sounds fun," said Evan Stalnaker, a Big Brother. "If I can help out the organizations, I want to."

The challenge consists of five rounds of trivia, based on questions ranging from history and sports to movies and music.

There were many teams, including one that was specifically Big Brothers and Big Sisters former and current.

Stalnaker was on that team and said he has wanted to be a Big Brother for as long as he can remember. 

"I asked my mom when I was 15, 'Can we have a little brother?' and that definitely couldn't happen," said Stalnaker. "So the next best thing I could do was be a Big Brother. You couldn't do it until you can drive so when I turned 16 I went down to the organization and joined."

About 100 people came to support Big Brothers Big Sisters by purchasing tickets for the trivia night and buying raffles.

The money funds the organizations workers and even events for the children.

"Our staff does the volunteer interviews and screens and orders the background checks and checks the references," said Sylvia Hawkins, the Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The volunteers appreciate the fundraisers as well.

"Sylvia, the head of Big Brother Big Sister, gives us all kinds of coupons and go anywhere and to do a whole bunch of stuff," Stalnaker said. "It really helps us get out and get involved in the community and we can go to Coopers Rock, we can go on trips, go to the movies, everything helps. I'm in college and it's hard to pay for everything so it just really helps."

There was no specific grand prize for winning the Ultimate Trivia Challenge.

Guests still got competitive just knowing they were raising the money for the kids.

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