Trivia bowl proceeds go to Scottsville children’s camp

Katherine Wade

Students, faculty and members of the Bowling Green community will get a chance to have fun and give back at Big Red’s Trivia Bowl on March 19.

Big Red’s Trivia Bowl is an annual event hosted by Honors Toppers, student ambassadors for the Honors College. This will be the third year for the event.

This year, proceeds will go to the Center for Courageous Kids, an organization in Scottsville that provides children with various health issues a chance to go camp for free.

Sarah Keltner, Alumni and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Courageous Kids, said she appreciates when groups make them a part of their fundraisers.

“No child or family pays to attend our camp. It is funded solely by donations,” she said. “Every penny of every donation means a lot to us and truly makes a difference.”

Keltner said the campers they serve, who battle illnesses such as cancer, autism, epilepsy and diabetes, are some of the bravest kids they know.

Winchester junior Whitney Montgomery, coordinator of events for Honors Toppers, said they chose the Center for Courageous Kids because they wanted to start a partnership with an organization near Bowling Green.

Montgomery said the goal this year is to raise $2,000, which will pay for a full camper sponsorship.

“We wanted the money to go to something besides an electrical bill,” she said. “We wanted to help in a real, tangible way.”

The theme for the trivia bowl this year is Wizard of Oz.

Somerset junior Kathryn Crawford, public relations coordinator for Honors Toppers, said the theme was chosen because the center’s mascot is a lion.

“These kids have to exhibit a lot of courage for what they are doing, so we wanted to incorporate that into our sponsorship,” she said.

Anyone who wants to participate in the event can form a team of four to six people. It costs $30 per team to enter, and participants can register online by going to