The Roswell Literacy Council is a nonprofit organization (501c3) whose intent is to help educate adult citizens in Chaves County. All tutors are non-paid volunteers and many are retired educators. Although we receive most of our funding from the United Way, the Knowledge Bowl is a major fundraising event.
A team is comprised of five individuals who want to participate with an entry fee of $100. This year, we are expanding the Bowl to include all high schools in our County, and there is no fee for the first team.
The date for the Bowl is set for March 31st which will be held at the Roswell Joy Center, located at 1822 N. Montana in Roswell. All participants should arrive before 2:00 p.m., and must provide their own transportation. There are plenty of parking spaces.
The first question will be at 2:20 and we will finish in about two hours.
The event includes a first half of 20 questions valued at one point each. After a short break with refreshments, a second half will be 20 tougher questions at two points each, with a final 4 point optional question. If necessary, tiebreakers will follow. A champion will be announced, and the winning high school will be recognized, as well as their sponsor.
Questions will be developed by a committee in secret and will include history, civics, sports, and other areas. Questions will not come from Trivia games or internet contests where teams may have any prior knowledge. Questions will have no religious, racial, or political bias.
If your organization can sponsor a team of five with exceptional intelligence, wit, and familiarity with history, sports, culture, music, geography, politics, mathematics, logic, civics and worldly smarts, we challenge you to compete.
Last year’s winner was the Altrusa Club.
Your donation will be well spent in educating individuals of Chaves County.
Space in the building is limited so no cheering sections, please. To confirm a team entry and reserve a team table, please call, text or email your entry to:
Roswell Literacy Council
609 W. 10th Street
Roswell, NM, 88201
(575) 625-1369 (office) or (575) 626-6629 (text or call to cell # )
Email: email@example.com (Entry form will be completed for each team or individual.)