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17th Annual Trivia Bee Fundraiser 2014

Trivia Bee Fundraiser
103.9 The Fox

Are you aware that an estimated eleven million adults in the U.S. are illiterate in English?

Since 1998, The Literacy Connection has hosted an annual trivia bee competition to raise funds to further its mission to help adults and families reach their literacy goals.

Thanks to many local businesses and teams, we raised $17,500 in profits in 2013.

2014 is a big year for us—we’ll be celebrating our 17th Annual Trivia Bee Fundraiser and
30 years of providing literacy services to adults and families!

Help us reach our $30,000 goal by getting involved—register a team, support Team Challenge (new this year!), or make a donation! Spectators are encouraged and welcome on event day. $5 tickets for ALL spectators available at the door.

Grand Prize Raffle tickets available NOW! $10 each or 3 for $20!

Prizes include:

  • 1st prize – Apple iPad Air 
  • 2nd prize – 2 Bruno Mars Concert Tickets for 6/25/14 at Summerfest-Milwaukee
  • 3rd prize – Southwest Airlines $100 Gift Certificate

Purchase tickets at The Literacy Connection office, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Winner need not be present.

Other event highlights and NEW this year:

  • Higher value baskets for the popular Gift Basket Raffle – Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20! Tickets sold on event day.
  • Fund-a-Need – Help us raise dollars to fund three specific needs for one fiscal year!

Team participants, volunteers, spectators—anyone can support Fund-a-Need! Select the specific need you would like to support below or make a general Trivia Bee donation. Thank you for supporting Trivia Bee Fundraiser and helping us reach our $30,000 goal.

Did you know The Literacy Connection needs $1,080 each year to purchase Testing Materials for our learners? Test booklets and computer adaptive tests are needed to properly evaluate adults who seek tutoring services from the agency. Results from these tests help volunteer tutors determine the best instructional plan as they begin to work with their learner and post-testing shows their progress.

With nearly 150 active volunteer tutors, teaching materials are in high demand. News for You is a fee-based online weekly newspaper. The site offers easy-to-read news stories with audio, exercises, vocabulary, crossword puzzles, and more to help learners read, write, speak, and understand the English language. The site costs $260 for 48 weeks. One subscription allows us to provide access to the site for ALL of our volunteer tutors and learners.

Paper, print cartridges, staples, envelopes, tape, and much more - Office Supplies support important work being done every day at The Literacy Connection. As a nonprofit, we require infrastructure just as businesses do in the profit world. The agency spends on average $1,500 per year on needed office supplies to adequately serve and support nearly 300 learners and 150 tutors. Help us fund this need!

Good Luck to all Trivia Bee Fundraiser 2014 Teams

Teams can still register! Join the fun - complete online registration below.

Algonquin Area Public Library
Bee Team
Clee Engineering
Chicago Sun-Times Features
Chicago Sun-Times Metro
Chicago Sun-Times Alums
Community Crisis Center
ECC Spartans
Elgin Mental Health Center
Fox Docs
Friends of Lords Park Zoo
Friends of the Algonquin Public Library
Gail Borden Public Library
Grand Victoria Casino
High Hopes
Judson University
Kiwanis Club of Elgin
103.9 The Fox
Rotary Noon Club of Elgin
Sun City Senior Moments
Team Boilermakers
Team Christenson
The SKF Synapse Consortium

Register a Team

Early bird registration through 3/13/14 is $400 per team; after 3/13/14 team entry fee is $500 per team. Payment must be received in our office by 4 p.m. on 3/13/14 to qualify for early bird registration. Thank you.

Team Contact:

Company Information:

Team Member 1:

Team Member 2:

Team Member 3:

Team Member 4:

The Literacy Connection
Trivia Bee Fundraiser 2014-Team Registration
270 North Grove Ave., Elgin, IL 60120

* Checks should be made payable to The Literacy Connection. Please indicate team name on memo line.

Support a Team Member or Team for Team Challenge

What is Team Challenge?

All team members are being challenged to help us meet our $30,000 goal in 2014. The majority of a team entry fee covers event expenses. Show your support to a team member/team with a donation that benefits local literacy efforts.

Prizes for top fundraising team and individual!

I would like to support:

The Literacy Connection
Trivia Bee Fundraiser 2014-Team Challenge
270 North Grove Ave., Elgin, IL 60120

* Checks should be made payable to The Literacy Connection. Please indicate team member/name on memo line.

Please complete if you are mailing your Team Challenge Donation to our office so we can thank you:

Donate and Help Us Reach Our $30,000 Goal

Option 1: Donate online via PayPal

Option 2: Donate by mail

Download a PDF form to print and mail

Many companies will match money you donate to support a worthy cause. Some companies will match dollar for dollar. Check with you Human Resources department or search your company website to see if they offer matching gifts. Companies want to give back too!

Option 3: Donate item for Basket Raffles or Grand Prize Raffle

Please contact me. I would like to donate an item(s) for the Basket Raffles or Grand Prize Raffle:


Literacy Connection 270 North Grove Avenue Elgin, IL 60120 (847) 742-6565

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