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Space available for more Knowledge Bowl teams

Sonny Long

By Sonny Long
Feb. 10, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Updated Feb. 9, 2011 at 8:10 p.m.

Think you know it all?

Are you always being accused of being a wealth of useless facts and figures?

Now you can put that information to good use at the annual Rotary Clubs of Victoria Knowledge Bowl.

The annual fundraiser for the Victoria Adult Literacy Council pits teams of four participants - in adult and student divisions - answering questions that range from history to science to geography to sports, even pop culture.

Stacey Milberger, executive director of the Victoria Adult Literacy Council, said the event not only benefits the community, but adds spark, too.

"It is exciting to see the teams file in every year," Milberger said. "Team and audience members cheer each other on and groups are ranked until the winner is announced. This event challenges both adults and high school students to put their thinking caps on and give their very best."

Registration per team is $100 and spectators can cheer on their favorite Brainiacs for a $5 admission.

Question and Trophy Sponsorship spots are also available to businesses who want to support the Victoria Adult Literacy Council.

The mental gymnastics begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Victoria College student center, 2220 E. Red River St.

The Victoria Adult Literacy Council is committed to meeting the needs of the adult learner.

It recruits and trains volunteer tutors to teach and reinforce reading skills and work on English as a second language skills with students.

In a state that ranks fourth from the bottom in literacy, Victoria is challenged to build the level of education of adults in the community, Milber said.

Last year, the Victoria Adult Literacy Council served more than 400 students who put in 8,843.5 hours.

"Many of these students were seeking to increase their skills for new employment in order to provide their families with the basic needs we often take for granted," said Milberger.

To learn more call 361-582-4273 or visit



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