FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 01, 2013
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153


River Valley Child Development Services to host its third annual ‘Questions’ trivia night

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – History buffs, pop culture fanatics, sports fans or people just wanting to show off their knowledge are invited to take part in the third annual River Valley Child Development Services (RVCDS) “Questions” trivia night.

“Questions,” hosted by the Marshall University Public Relations Campaign Club (MUPRCC), is scheduled for Friday, April 5, in the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Ballroom. Doors open at 7 p.m. and trivia starts at 7:40 p.m.

“A lot of time and energy has been put into this fundraiser,” Meagan Earls, “Questions” director, said.  “We have had an outpour of community support and are hoping to reach unprecedented success.  These children are the future of our community and deserve the highest quality of child care we can give them.”

Tickets are $25 per person ($10 for Marshall University students) and include one alcoholic beverage per meal, soft drinks, pasta dinner, access to trivia and the silent auction, as well as a chance to participate in various raffles.  The event is open to singles and groups.

Some highlights of the 2013 silent auction include a year’s family pass to the YMCA, Marshall football tickets, a one-year family membership to the Clay Center in Charleston, rental, lift passes and lessons for Winterplace ski resort and much more.

Proceeds from “Questions” and the silent auction benefit River Valley Child Development Services’ T.I.P.S. (Tuition Investment Program Support) scholarship program.

“The first five years of a child’s life makes or breaks a child’s future,” Suzi Brodof, executive director, said.  “Our T.I.P.S. scholarship program aims to make sure all children can have a bright future.  Our community and country depend on it.”

T.I.P.S. provides aid for families who fall short of eligibility for LINK (state-provided childcare financial aid). Ninety percent of all brain development happens in the first three years of life. T.I.P.S. allows children of low-income families to receive the education during these important years of their life and on.

RVCDS helps 12,000 people each year through many different childcare services. The program was developed in 1971, and has continued to grow with the help of the Tri-State community.

MUPRCC is composed of undergraduate and graduate students seeking degrees in public relations. The club is designed so students can have a hands-on working experience.

Students in this club participate in researching, planning, carrying out, and evaluating a public relations campaign, similar to public relations agencies, without the help of outside sources.

Sponsors include WMUL-FM, the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, TSM Area Health Systems Inc., H.E.L.P., HITS 97.9, Eves Law Firm, PLLC, Marshall Orthopaedics and The Herald-Dispatch.

For more information, contact Katie Wise, media relations chair for the “Questions” campaign, at wise37@marshall.edu or 304-374-3916.



For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197