2018 VITAL Quiz Bowl in Review

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VITAL extends our sincere thanks for the 2018 Quiz Bowl, the fun, fast-paced trivia tournament that raises funds for VITAL and awareness of adult literacy. VITAL’s 35th annual competition was a great success, thanks to the assistance and generosity of all those involved.

Congratulations to 2018 Quiz Bowl winners Trivial Fursuit and runners-up North Side Story—and thank you to all the Quiz Bowl teams for their participation:

Art Alliance of Bloomington, Arthur Murray, Barrier Busters (Council for Community Accessibility), Blooming Fools Hash House Harriers, Bloomington Writers Guild, Boston Scientific, Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT), Free Agents, Friends of the Luna, IU Foundation, IVY Tech, Last Minute Life Savers, The Lucky Ones, MCPL Staff Association, Players Pub, Ragtag Band of Misfits, Rights Stuff, ROI (Regional Opportunity Initiatives), Rotary Rounders, SCCAP, Scuba Parrot Heads, Silver Linings Senior Center, Solution Tree, Sparkle Motion, Stoneys, Team Trinity, The Unlucky Ones, VITAL Statistics, The Writers, and WorkOne.

VITAL also thanks the volunteer hostesses who put together a wonderful Quiz Bowl reception, Chris Jackson and Steve Volan for moderating the tournament, the Library's administration and staff for their support and expertise, Friends of the Library for their generosity, Perry Township trustees for their continued support, Community Access Television (CATS) for their professionalism in the production and live airing of the VITAL Quiz Bowl, and especially VITAL tutors, new readers, and adult learners for their industrious efforts as they continue working together toward their various literacy goals.

If you missed the event you can watch 2018 Quiz Bowl videos on CATS or take a look at 2018 Quiz Bowl photos.


6 million adults in the United States can't read, write, or do basic math above a third grade level. These members of our community struggle to find jobs, stay healthy, and support their families. Funds raised at the Quiz Bowl help pay for tutoring materials, training, and educational resources for VITAL's volunteers and learners. Last year VITAL provided learners with almost 20,000 hours of free educational services. Support VITAL with a tax deductible donation at The Friends of the Library donation page (indicate VITAL Endowment as recipient) 

Registration for the 2019 VITAL Quiz Bowl begins February 2019.