Thanks to a grant from International Dairy Queen, our YMCA Beacons were able to participate in a Knowledge Bowl, aptly titled the Blizzard Cup!
The Nellie Stone Johnson "Fighting Jaguars"
And the Sheridan "Mind Bombs"
And Dairy Queen didn't disappoint, either. They showed up with the Blizzards! YUM!!!The surprises kept on coming! Fox 9's Chief Meteorologist Ian Leonard showed up to kick off the event. He talked to the youth a and even broadcasted live from the Sheridan auditorium!
Then the questions began...Each team sat at their own table with a buzzer in the middle. The team that buzzed in first got 15 seconds to answer the question correctly for a point. If that team could not answer in 15 seconds, then the next team got a chance to answer, and so on. Here is a shot of the teams seated at their tables, ready for questions!The teams were playing for a few awesome prizes. Each youth participant got a medal, and each team won an awesome spinning trophy. The pictures don't do them justice! Then there were awards for the team who answered the most questions correctly in specific subjects (english, math, science and humanitites). And the winning team won $1,000 for their Beacon center!
After a few rounds of questions and a lot of excitement, the winning team was....The Sheridan Mind Bombs! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!
Congrats to all of the teams! We can't wait until next time!!