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Your news Showcase your skills at H.E.H.S.'s annual Trivia/Game Night Feb. 23

Courtesy of Dist. 211 Post Silent auction items at Trivia/Game Night will include baskets donated by Hoffman Estates High School’s sports teams and clubs.

Courtesy of Dist. 211 Post Silent auction items at Trivia/Game Night will include baskets donated by Hoffman Estates High School's sports teams and clubs.

 
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By Courtesy of Dist. 211 Post

For those who have a competitive edge and a knack for trivia, Hoffman Estates High School's Booster Club has the perfect event.

Hoffman Estates Loyal Parents will host its fifth annual Trivia/Game Night from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Sears Corporate Center, 3333 Beverly Road, in Hoffman Estates. The adults-only event is open to the community. All proceeds will benefit students and programs at Hoffman Estates High School through H.E.L.P. The event is sponsored by Fabbrini Flowers Inc. and The Divizio Group Inc.

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"What makes this event so successful is we are able to keep costs down," said Alan Brostoff, committee chair for the H.E.L.P. trivia night. "Each team brings their own food with them. It's a very important part of Hoffman Estates' culture because the entire community comes together not only to make donations and beautiful baskets, but to have fun and raise money for kids."

The game night will feature tables of teams that compete against each other during a trivia game. Individuals' knowledge will be tested when it comes to food and beverages, history, music, sports, movies, famous people, and more. Each team must create a theme for their table, which leaves a lot of room for creativity. There are no limitations on themes or costumes as long as they uphold standards that are in place at Hoffman Estates High School. The team with the most creative or best theme will win a special award.

Last year's event drew more than 300 people on 36 teams that participated in game night. This year's event will have live music for the first time. Pat DiNizio, lead singer and guitarist of the Smithereens, will perform and also be part of music trivia. Some table games in previous years included challenges such as seeing how long someone could make the peel of an orange without breaking it.

Additionally, there will be live and silent auctions during the trivia game. The silent auction will include baskets donated by Hoffman Estates High School's sports teams and clubs. The live auction will include items such as baseball tickets or autographed items.

"We're always thinking about how we can do better things for the kids," said Brostoff. "We have coaches, teachers, and parents, and it's a great community event. It's the largest H.E.L.P. fundraiser, and it helps add money to what we can give back to extracurricular and curricular programs."

Brostoff said everyone should make sure to bring spare cash for beverages and extra games. The cost of an individual seat is $25 per person. One table of eight with premier seating is $250 and one table of eight with best available seating is $200.

For additional questions or information about registration, contact Alan Brostoff at (847) 312-6053 or via email at abrostoff@yahoo.com

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