Written by Emily Ward. Media by Kat Kelley
On Friday, April 12th, the Greenville College volleyball team hosted their third annual Trivia Night to help pay for the missions trip to the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2014. The night was full of fun and games as tables consisting of eight people competed against each other for the prize of $25 gift certificates to businesses around Greenville.
In addition, there was an auction at the end of the night and various door-prizes were given, consisting of donations given by local businesses and restaurants. Each volleyball player hosted their own table and provided delicious treats for that table. The Trivia Night has always been a highlight for the volleyball team’s fundraisers. Family and friends come to Greenville to hang out to try to answer obscure questions and show support for the efforts of the team. “Trivia night has become a tradition for us and a great way for us to raise money for our missions trips,” said Coach Tom Ackerman of the annual fundraising event. “100% of the proceeds go into our mission trip account and this year we raised nearly $3,000. We are so grateful to all the businesses in town that contributed and to all of our friends and family who participated.”
Every single dollar earned that night went towards the mission trip. Part of the trip will be focused around an orphanage. Each person going on the trip will be given a pen pal from the orphanage, whom they will then be able to meet when they go to the Dominican. This will be the second time the team has gone to the Dominican Republic; they went on a similar missions trip in the summer of 2011. The team is hoping to build a rapport with the people in the Dominican in order to spread God’s love to others. This Trivia Night helped them come closer to their goal and a massive thank you goes out to all those who helped, either by buying a ticket or through the generous donations given. Without the support of the town, friends, and family, the Trivia Night would not have been possible.