On March 10, 2020, the Wildwood Foundation hosted their first fundraising event of the season: Trivia Night.
Held at Fort Orange Brewing in Albany, the event generated approximately $7,000 in donations to directly benefit people with developmental disabilities and their families. The night was filled with great beer, great food, over 130 people on 24 different teams that were competing for a cause. The first place team (“Even Lower Expectations”) was the winner of a SEFCU-sponsored $500 Grand Prize, and received a complimentary invitation to SEFCU’s Capital Region’s Smartest Company event in the fall.
We were excited to see a mix of participants, with teams created by Wildwood staff, family members of staff, sponsors, community partners, and people from the wider Capital Region. Many attendees were attending their first-ever Wildwood Fundraiser. One thing to note was that the event seemed to be well-attended by a younger demographic, which would be the result of advertising primarily though social media.
In addition to the teams that participated and the raffles that were held, the night was a success thanks to the support of our generous sponsors and donors. These include SEFCU, Wilde Construction, McCauley Electrical, and Datto, Inc., and the in-kind donations from Fort Orange, El Loco Mexican Cantina, and Memorama Team Trivia.
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