On Sunday, June 28, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society gathered participants to play virtual trivia with proceeds benefiting the charity’s Mississippi and Louisiana Chapter.
Registration was $19.49, a nod to the year LLS was founded, and individuals were presented with the optional opportunity to add a donation to their ticket purchase. The event was open to all ages and skill levels and hosted on the Crowdpurr trivia platform, and offered $1,000 in prizes to be won.
Executive Director Katie Triplett welcomed participants to the event. Trivia paused for brief messages from the 2020 Student of the Year Winner Brady Pisciotta from Pope John Paul II Catholic School and Honored Hero Rylie.
Trivia questions were focused on music, sports, food and drink, pop culture and a mystery round consisting of all things Louisiana. Each of the five rounds had eight questions, and the eighth question of each round was specific to the mission of LLS. Participants engaged in a live discussion throughout the program, sharing thoughts about the game, exchanging comical banter and expressing gratitude for LLS.
TV personality and news anchor Tamica Lee emceed the event. Local influencers joined to play trivia: Chief Meteorologist at KATC-TV Rob Perillo, New Orleans Saints Defensive Lineman Malcom Roach and Executive Producer at KATC-TV Ian Auzenne.
Sixty-seven tickets were sold for the program, which earned $5,422.78 for the LLS. Φ