Washington, N.J., April 18, 2021 – The Arc of Warren County was the recipient of a recent student fundraiser. Centenary University’s Sports Entertainment class raised $735 for the organization.
A group from Professor David Perricone’s class ran a Virtual Trivia Night for The Arc of Warren County recently as part of a course assignment.
“Our professor asked us to support a non-profit that resonated with us,” says Ellie Roberts, Centenary student and group leader for this project. “We were certain that we wanted to focus on an organization that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We did some research and were all extremely impressed with The Arc of Warren County’s website. As a result, we felt that this Agency would be an ideal recipient of our fundraiser.”
The virtual event was held last month and consisted of engaging trivia games through the use of the online application Kahoot. Event attendees were encouraged to donate funds online to The Arc Foundation. Annamaria Lalevee, the organization’s Director of Public Relations and Fundraising, participated in the event by sharing some background about the services that the Agency provides to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. At the end, the first and second place winners were announced based on their trivia knowledge. Centenary student and first place winner, Nikolas Polizos, received a gift basket that was donated by Czig Meister Brewing in Hackettstown. Centenary student, Callie Pullis, was the second place winner.
“It was a pleasure working with Ellie Roberts throughout the process,” says Lalevee. “The organization was extremely thankful for this opportunity. It was well-run and the student team was extremely professional and creative. It was a fun event for all involved.”
In addition to Ellie Roberts, the students who participated in this project were Katie Holst, Eric Nugent and Wesley Peters.
The Arc is a national organization that serves individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their family members since 1950. The Arc of Warren County is one of 700 chapters of The Arc and serves more than 1,100 people annually for the past 67 years. Programs include residential group homes and supervised apartments, day services, community based supports, advocacy services, recreation and summer camp, Special Olympics training, early intervention and a wide variety of additional social services.