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Summit Junior League's Third Annual Trivia Night an Unquestioned Success

The 'Quizzards of Oz' may not have found gold over the rainbow, but followed the yellow brick road to 'Best Costumes' glory.

SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit's (JLS) third annual Trivia Night, which this featured an Olympic theme and attracted more than 200 participants, has raised nearly $15,000, with proceeds directly benefiting the local communities via through grants, scholarships, and projects, including JLS signature program GRACE, which helps to alleviate food insecurity in Summit and our surrounding towns.

Coordinated by JLS member and Trivia Night Chair Rachel Zucker, the event saw teams persevere through ten rigorous rounds of skill- and knowledge-based questions -- all while adorned with squad-specific costumes and table decor.

Trivia Games were emceed by Adam Zucker, host of CBS Sports’ College Football Today, and also featured celebrity guest judges, two-time Super Bowl Champion Zak DeOssie from the NY Giants; Chatham Borough Council President, Len Resto; owner of Sweet Nothings & winner of the 2018 Union County Women in Excellence Award, Donna Puzella; and Director of Upper School Kent Place School, Elizabeth Woodall. 

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In the end, Brainy Bandits' -- comprised of Tara Cronin, Janet Kelley, Paul Kelley, Annabelle Murray, Colin Murray, Shannon Roulliard, Tim Roulliard, Jim Singer, Charlie Smith and Rob Steiner --  took home the gold as trivia competition winners. 

Teams 'Quizzards of Oz', 'Could You Be More Pacific?' and 'Desperately Seeking Answers' took home awards for best costumes, table décor and team spirit, respectively.

“We are so thankful to our Trivia Night committee members, volunteers, corporate sponsors and community members.  The event was an overwhelming success, and the funds raised will allow us to make a real and immediate impact in the community,” said Liz Dutkewych, League President.

Generous donations were made by its platinum sponsor, New Jersey Perinatal Associates, and its gold sponsor, Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Bronze level sponsors included: Advanced Dentistry LLC, King’s Food Markets, Murray Hill Tennis & Fitness, Zadie’s Nurturing Den, SeeClear Associates LLC, Investors Bank, Peerless Beverage Company,  Boxcar, and Equinox.

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