FRAMINGHAM – Local non-profit organization OUT MetroWest has once again teamed up with Framingham High School’s Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) to host its popular Trivia Night fundraiser.
The event is scheduled for Framingham High on Saturday, April 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The event which typically draws almost 300 individuals of diverse ages and backgrounds, is open to all.
Tickets are $20 and must be purchased by April 1 at www.outmetrowest.org.
Ticket sales benefit OUT MetroWest’s programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth.
Admission includes pizza dinner donated by the Bertucci’s in Wellesley, which has a tradition of donating 50 pies to the event.
Participants are divided into teams of eight to compete in a trivia contest, and prizes are awarded to the winners.
Trivia contest winners are not the only guests to leave the event with prizes – the evening also features a silent auction with participants bidding on including restaurant, spa, hotel, and professional sports experiences.
“The community really shows up for Trivia Night,” says Julie Blazar, OUT MetroWest’s director of communication and operations. “We are able to raise thousands of dollars for LGBTQ youth, and guests love the good-natured, competitive spirit of the evening.”
Framingham resident and OUT MetroWest volunteer Susan Catterall Francis coordinates the annual Trivia Night.
“LGBTQ youth thrive when they feel accepted, and this event is a fun way for community members to demonstrate their support. We’re merchants that have donated event supplies and auction items,” said Francis.
OUT MetroWest runs four programs for middle and high school youth, totaling more than a dozen meetings each month. Meetings are educational, social, and supportive and are held in Framingham, Newton, and Wellesley. The organization also provides workshops in the community to enhance understanding of gender
identity and sexual orientation, as well as events for LGBTQ families.
Petroni Media Company photo from a previous event