Cory and Jodi's Trivia Night went off with a bang!
On Saturday night, we held our first fundraising trivia night for Tour de Cure. Jodi and I made the most of our event management skills and put all our eggs into the trivia basket! We called upon friends, family, local businesses, riding groups & clubs, past & present TdC family and many others to make this a very successful fundraising night.
The night kicked off with some general trivia and a couple of games. This got everyone warmed up and thanks to our amazing trivia host David, we were able to reel in some extra donations along the way for teams to try and earn a few extra points.
We had the pleasure of spreading the Tour de Cure awareness message to around 120 fantastic guests. They were a very responsive crowd to the stories that were told and there weren't many dry eyes in the room after the video presentation. This reminded everyone why we were there and what we were supporting. Its always hard to show some of these personal stories to people, but these are the reasons I continue to ride and raise money with Tour de Cure.
We also had plenty on offer from our prize pool!
A massive thank you to the local businesses and individuals who donated items and services for us to raffle, auction and sell on the night. We managed to raise a big chunk of dollars from your generosity and we cant thank you enough for the support you gave!
Another big thank you goes out to all our helpers on the night. We called on some family and friends within TdC to help us make sure that the night ran nice and smooth.
We couldn't have done it without you!
To wrap up our night, we played the final trivia games and draw all our prize winners from the ticket bucket. David read the final scores and announced the winning team. Double Movie passes were on offer to every member of the winning team and they worked hard to win them. Dave then said some final words before telling everyone to have a safe drive home. The night wrapped up a little later than expected, but I only heard good feedback about the fun that everyone had.
On top of all that, we manage to raise a massive
This exceeded our expectations and we are over the moon that the Trivia night was such a great success!
With only 3 sleeps to go until I start my journey from Adelaide to Melbourne, I'm starting to get the pre-tour 'jitters'... I'm checking lists and packing my things. I washed and serviced my bike yesterday and packed it in a box ready to travel on the plane with me tomorrow afternoon. Its all starting to feel real and ill be on tour in no time!
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