24 hour trivia takes hold of Bismarck

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BISMARCK Some Bismarck Mandan residents are taking party the night away to the next level with a trivia match that lasts from one evening all the way to the next.

The United Way 24 hour trivia competition began at 7 pm Nov. 3 and ran through 7 pm on Nov. 4. Only a handful of the competitors are going all of the way through the competition, most teams scheduled shifts of players so that some members could take a break and sleep. The entry fee per team was a $1,000, plus however much they raise besides that.

"The money will go towards the general fund for the MSC United Way, and they support thirty-four different agencies throughout the Bismarck Mandan community. An example of that is the backpack program that helps to support kids elementary through high school to give them food," said Brian VerDouw, NISC United Way employee campaign co-chair.

Trophies will be awarded for scoring the most points overall, and raising the most money for United Way.