Brain Games raises money to teach literacy
Posted at: 10/11/2012 11:29 PM
It's a test of knowledge that offers the thrill of competition, and a way to help adults in the Rochester area improve their reading skills.
Literacy Volunteers of Rochester held their annual Brain Game trivia competition Thursday.The event was emceed by News10NBC's Rebecca Leclair and Rich Caniglia.
Teams of four faced off, trying to answer Jeopardy-style questions.
When those questions got tougher, contestants could use a lifeline and ask the audience.
The questions themselves could be on just about anything.
"Earlier this evening there was a section on crackers, different kinds of crackers. There's sports. There's geography. The local questions are always really popular so whether it's local history, local sports, local geography folks like those and they're always very interesting to them," says Robert Mahar of Literacy Volunteers of Rochester.
The event also featured a raffle and a live auction. All the money raised will go to benefit the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester.