Our Trivia Night 2017 was a fun and successful fundraiser for the Endangered Wolf Center.

Thanks to all who took part, and to those who sponsored the event – especially Event Sponsor Jay Smith – or donated prizes. Trivia Night 2017 was held Friday Feb. 10 at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 South Geyer Road.

More than 300 players competed, with the winning team – table #31 – getting 96 of 100 answers correct. The second and third teams had 93 and 92 correct.

This year, we added a VIP table level, where guests got to meet and be photographed with ambassador animals before the Trivia contest, including our fennec fox Daisy and McGwire the World Bird Sanctuary bald eagle. Our western hognose snake Clay was on hand (literally) as were a pair of parrots. VIPs enjoyed table service – no waiting in line for beer, soda, water or snacks – plus preferred seating. If you weren’t a VIP this year, you’ll probably want to enjoy its advantages next year.

All guests over age 21 enjoyed free Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra, thanks to the generosity of Grey Eagle Distributors. And all guests were welcome to soda, water and snacks.

We’d like to thank and acknowledge these sponsors and donors:

Trivia Night 2017 Sponsors

Event Sponsors:

Jay Smith

Gift Shop Sponsor:

Virgil and Sandra VanTrease

Harvest Plaza Animal Hospital

Beverage Sponsors:

Connor, Penny & Fiona Anderson and Stella Amsinger

St. Charles Animal Hospital and Clinic

Round Sponsors:

Round 1:

William Meyer and Christine Meyer

Linda Reifschneider, President, Asian Elephants Support – www.asianelephantssupport.org

Round 2:

George and Lee Weber

Paul and Karen Kipp and Friends

Round 3:

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic

Dedicated to Dora, Mommy’s Baby – The Kriegh Family

Round 4:

Carolyn and Terry Ryan

Wayne Norwood

Round 5:

Cheryl Morrow

Caroline Saunders

Round 6:

Gerry Hufker and Celeste Ruwwe

Round 7:

The Broom Family

Tre, Maxine, Bradley, and Dorothy May in memory of Maverick and Bob

 Round 8:

The Kostman Family

And thanks to these donors for providing gift cards, gift certificates and items for our raffles, silent auctions, door prizes and table prizes, or other services that made the night possible:

Alpine Shop

AMC Theaters



Are We There Yet? LLC

Auto Zone


Chandler Hill Vineyards

Cheesecake Factory

Cracker Barrel

Chris’ Pancake House

Chuck Boots

Citizen Kane’s Steak House

Clayton Pilates Studio

Columbia Golf Club

CQ Express Car Wash

Dickerson Park Zoo

Drury Hotels

Fairmount Park

Funny Bone West Port Plaza

Gateway Grizzles

Grant’s Farm

Grey Eagle Distributors

Ices Plain and Fancy

Imo’s Pizza

Kaldi’s Coffee


Lazy River Grill


Old Spaghetti Factory


Pi’s Pizza

PRP Wines

Rock n Brews

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Saint Louis Zoo

Soulard Coffee Garden


Three Sixty

Tower Tee Golf Complex

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

Urban Feed and Supply

Weber Grill

The Wine Merchant

The Wolf Café

Melissa Stagnaro

Lee Streett

Mr. C. Stephen Kriegh and Dr. Pamella S. Gronemeyer

Rachel Broom

Julie Tasch

Jen Backer

Glen Boggs

Jack Hagedorn

Jim Kuchar

Sandy and Tim O’Shaughnessy

Michelle Steinmeyer

Chris Weber

As always, our volunteers are essential to making this night successful. We greatly appreciate them. Special thanks to Jack Hagedorn for asking the trivia questions and entertaining the audience and to Chris Weber for providing the sound and visual systems.