For the sixteenth year, the Santa Maria Noontime Kiwanis invites local brain-iacs and nerds to get their smart on during the annual Trivia Challenge this February. Teams of 4 are encouraged to register for this annual community event to be held on Sunday, February 26, 2012 as a benefit for local social service agency, VTC
Enterprises. Santa Maria Noontime Kiwanis is well known for their fundraising, volunteer work, tasty BBQ’s, charitable giving and service to the Santa Maria Community but they want to remind local businesses, schools, neighbors and friends, that the support of teams of know-it-alls and smarty-pants is needed to make the Trivia Challenge the fun and competitive afternoon everyone looks forward to all year. Due to its popularity and success from last year, the contest will, again, feature two divisions—High School Teams and Adult Teams. Last year, there were eight high school teams from three local high schools—this year the Kiwanis Club challenges ALL high schools to send at least one team! In order to accommodate the growth in the contest with the addition of local teens, the contest has moved this year to be held at the Abel Maldonado Youth Center in Santa Maria.As always, teams will compete to be the smartest and can combine their knowledge to successfully answer a series of difficult questions crafted by “Mr. Trivia,” Don Brister, who created this contest and has supported it for so many years. Trivia categories cover a lot of territory and will include questions about history, science, sports, the arts, and everything in between. “Each year it becomes more difficult to come up with 50 questions that are truly a test of one team’s overall knowledge on a wide range of categories. The team that can find four persons each with their own strengths is the one that usually wins,” says Don.