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11th Annual Brian Higgins Foundation Trivia Night
In 2002 a small group sat in our dining room
with the hopes of accomplishing two things; honor the life and memory of our
son Brian and putting ourselves in a solid financial position so that we could
help other special needs children and their families that struggle each and
every day. That evening the Brian Higgins Trivia Night was born and eleven
years later we’ve never looked back. It still amazes us that people are still
excited as if this was our first year!
Our success over the past 11 years is due entirely to your
generosity and caring. Your past support has helped us to continue to award
scholarships and purchase medical equipment insurance companies refused to
cover. Your contributions have purchased assistive technology equipment that
enables children to connect with their peers and the world around them. Your
contributions have sent children to summer camps, helped the Best Buddies of
Somerville High School, Special Olympics of Massachusetts, Challenger League
Baseball at Malden Little League West and so much more it’s too numerous to put
in this letter. Your generosity and caring has brought some much needed smiles
to the faces of many children and much needed support for their families.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Kyle, Shannon, Stephen and Debby
The trivia portion which is strictly for fun will consist of 80 teams who can discuss answers among
themselves and compete against other teams in the possible areas of LITERATURE,
ENTERTAINMENT, HISTORY, SPORTS, and MUSIC.
Roast Beef will provide a light dinner and
dessert provided by Somerville High School
Culinary Arts Program.
There will also be raffles, cash bar, silent auction and 50/50 raffle.
|Where||Tufts University Powder House Sq & College Ave, Somerville, MA 02144|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||6:00 pm–10:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Families|
|Price||$25 per person|
More About Tufts University
When Charles Tufts donated the land around Walnut Hill in 1852, he envisioned a "Light on the Hill." A century and a half later, his vision seems to have come to fruition, as those few windswept acres now hold one of the nation's premier universities. With 10 schools ranging from the undergraduate college to the prestigious Fletcher School of International Relations, Tufts has certainly flourished from its humble roots.
Though famous for its elite international-relations program, Tufts is more than esoteric foreign languages and future diplomats. Tufts holds several championship titles across its division, NESCAC. Its on-campus dining facility is ranked among the top three in the nation (usually losing out only to culinary schools), and its study-abroad program is consistently ranked No. 1 in the nation.
Community resources: The university also offers many perks for area residents. Their Tufts Neighbors web page includes a calendar of arts, culture, and sports events, as well as lectures, that are all open to the public. They've made room on their campus for a public community garden, a playground, and the Tufts Playing Field park. Students volunteer in the community, and each year school staff donate to the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund, which supports programs in their host towns of Somerville, Medford, Grafton and Boston's Chinatown. Residents may use the school's library resources on site (but books may not be checked out). And watch for Community Day each fall. At this on-campus festival, residents are treated to live music and dance as well as school tours and good eats.
Fun fact: After a generous donation from P.T. Barnum early in the school's life, Jumbo the elephant (allegedly Dumbo's friend) became Tufts' mascot, and his visage can be found all over the hilly campus.