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Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County Hosts Trivia Night April 13

Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County ­­– together with its Women Build teams – is hosting its 11th Annual Trivia Night on Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m., at the Larry Elms Training Center, 755 Parr Road in Wentzville, Missouri.

This year, Habitat for St. Charles County offers a “Time Travelers, Time Capsule,” theme to spark the ingenuity of attendees at each trivia night table to donate one item, artifact, photograph or document that represents current popular culture. The “Habi-time” capsule will be buried this year at a Habitat build site, with plans to open its contents in the year 2074.

The evening offers a wide selection of raffle baskets for auction and prizes for winners. Additional fun activities include 50/50 drawings, mulligans and more. Single tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight players. Free bottled water, soda, and beer will be available while supplies last. Attendees may bring food and beverages, but glass bottles are prohibited at the venue. Tables, tickets, and sponsorships may be purchased at hfhtrivia.org

Sponsorship opportunities include:

- The Architect. The $3,000 official event sponsorship includes two tables of eight players each with priority seating; one trivia round; four courtesy bottles of wine; 20 mulligans; company logo on the event website and prominent signage at the event; recognition throughout the evening by the event emcee, as well as across all Habitat’s social media platforms; and a feature story or ad in “The Blueprint,” Habitat’s monthly newsletter, which reaches more than 5,000 readers.

- The Project Manager. The $1,500 official bar sponsorship includes one table of eight players with priority seating; one trivia round; two courtesy bottles of wine; 10 mulligans; company logo on the event website and prominent signage at the bar; and event-related recognition throughout the evening across all Habitat’s social media platforms.

- The Site Supervisor. The $1,000 official auction sponsorship includes one table of eight players with priority seating; company logo on the event website; prominent signage at the event; and event-related recognition throughout the evening across all Habitat’s social media platforms.

- A Round of Trivia. Sponsoring a round of trivia is a great way to show support! The $200 round sponsorship includes a company logo on all answer sheets, on the slideshow presentation during a sponsored round, and on the event website; as well as recognition before and after a round by the event emcee.

“Our annual Trivia Night offers an evening of fun and spirited competition to trivia enthusiasts from all over the area,” said Michelle Woods, executive director, Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County. “It’s rewarding to see individuals, teams and companies come together to participate and support our mission to enhance lives and foster relationships to help build our communities one home at a time.”

About Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County

Since 1997, Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County has completed the construction of 99 safe, decent and affordable homes – with additional homes underway. Each home is built by the Habitat St. Charles construction team and the selected homeowner, who join forces with more than 2,000 volunteers donating 14,000 hours each year. The nonprofit community-level affiliate acts in partnership with and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity, an international, non-governmental, nonprofit organization devoted to building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.


Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County offers a “hand up” opportunity that transforms lives, builds a strong foundation and forges lasting relationships with communities for a bright future. Applicants and co-applicants selected for a Habitat home agree to perform a minimum of 150 “sweat equity” hours each, for a total of at least 300-to-450 hours, in the building of their home or other Habitat projects. In collaboration with community partners, Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County offers free financial coaching and skills to potential homeowners through the Homebuyer Readiness Program, in which participants learn about credit, debt, budgeting, setting goals and saving money. In addition, the organization guides homeowners through an affordable mortgage repayment process.

To help fund and support these efforts, Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County operates the Habitat St. Charles ReStore http://habitatstcharles.org/restore/, a retail outlet located at 186 Mid Rivers Center in St. Peters. ReStore, which opened in 2007, has diverted over 100,000 tons of waste from local landfills by selling donated new and used building materials, appliances, furniture and select home goods items back to the general public at fair prices. Funds raised allow Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County to be self-sustaining, with nearly 100 percent of every dollar donated going directly toward building simple, decent, affordable homes for deserving families in St. Charles County. In addition, Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County hosts an annual gala as its premier fundraiser in November, a trivia night each spring and an annual Women Build movement, an international effort to empower women to help families build strength, stability and independence through hands-on learning.


About Habitat for Humanity International

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit www.habitat.org