Local children’s nonprofit holds trivia-based fundraising event on April 25

Press release

From Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County

Are You Smarter Than An Elementary Student?
Fundraising Event on April 25 to Benefit Local Children’s Nonprofit

What nation has the longest border with the U.S.? How many sides does a trapezoid have? Who was the first president to be impeached? If you can answer these questions, then you just might be smarter than an elementary student.

What:
You can test your general knowledge, impress your friends, family and co-workers, and contribute to a local non-profit at the second annual Children First/Communities In Schools “Are You Smarter Than an Elementary Student?” fundraising event, sponsored by Mission Healthcare Foundation.

When:
Thursday, April 25 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the A-B Tech Ferguson Auditorium.

Who:
Three members per team, plus a “celebrity” CF/CIS Learning Center student will test their mental acuity on geography, math, history, and more. The more people who come out to support a team, the more “cheats” a team is awarded.
For the second year, the MC for the event is Gordon Grant, principal of Hall Fletcher Elementary.
Current sponsors include: Mission Hospital Foundation; HomeTrust Bank; Asheville Savings Bank; AT&T; and PlumDog Financial.

Why:
All of the proceeds will benefit Children First/ Communities In Schools – a nonprofit that serves economically disadvantaged children and their families with after school learning centers, a food pantry, emergency financial assistance, case management, and advocacy. You can learn more about the organization and the event at www.childrenfirstbc.org.

How:
Tickets to attend the event are $5; registration for a team of 3 is $300. For more information about registering a team, attending the event, or becoming a sponsor visit www.childrenfirstbc.org or contact Adrienne Ammerman at AdrienneA@childrenfirstbc.org or 828-259-9717.

Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County is a local non-profit that provides programs to economically disadvantaged children & families. These include: Family Resource Center at Emma, Latino Outreach, Learning Centers, CIS Success Coordinators, Project POWER/AmeriCorps, and advocacy. Children First’s mission is to empower children and their families to reach their full potential through advocacy, education and services. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. To find out more go to www.childrenfirstbc.org.


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