More than 250 people attended the 4th annual William Trask and Holly Konoza Trivia Night fundraiser on April 6 in support of Beaufort Young Life, a non-profit organization that serves hundreds of area teens.
Honoring Konoza and Trask, who founded Beaufort Young Life in 2006, this year’s event grossed more than $30,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships and a silent auction.
Young Life area director Andrew Lancaster said in a release, “Trivia Night is a unique fundraiser in Beaufort. It involves fun yet challenging questions, dressing up in wild and crazy costumes and of course, lots of laughter.”
Trivia Night featured 24 themed teams, who enjoyed friendly, yet intense competition among their friends and neighbors. This event gives adults the opportunity to experience what teens enjoy at our weekly meetings and camps – fun, laughter, and genuine relationships.
The silent auction included a vast array of items given by generous Young Life supporters – vacation homes and other family events, gift certificates to restaurants and businesses, gift baskets, jewelry, dock parties, golf foursomes, fishing charters, hunting events and even a kayak.
Lancaster is delighted by the support from the Beaufort community.
“We are so grateful for everyone who sponsored, participated, donated, and helped this event be a success. It is because of them that we can continue to impact the lives of teens in Beaufort,” Lancaster said. “Young Life activities reach middle school students, high school students, and teen moms in Beaufort, with nearly 250 participating on a weekly basis.”
Title sponsors for the event were Moe’s Southwest Grill and Durham Dental. Corporate sponsors included Chick-Fil-A, Southern Palmetto Landscaping, Pendarvis Law, Charleston ENT, Southern Tree Service, Ameris Bank, Carolina Sportscare, Clark Troutman Group Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, It’s Retail Therapy, Lowcountry Real Estate, Collins Pest Control, Ribaut Medical Partners, Aesthetic Dentistry, Where’d Ya Get That, Keith’s Plumbing, Modern Jewelers, Palms on Parkway, Carpet One and Gilbert Law.
Beaufort Young Life staff and volunteers focus on what matters to Beaufort teens — fun, adventure, friendship and a reminder that they are loved.
“Young Life is all about relationships,” Lancaster said. “Our adult leaders are involved in kids’ lives every day. These friendships earn them the privilege to share the truth about God and his love for them.”
If you are interested in becoming involved with Beaufort Young Life, contact Lancaster at 919-921-2338 or visit www.beaufort.younglife.org.