It’s important to know that we are all in this together during the Covid-19 pandemic, and many are affected because of it. It is something that has affected everyone in some way, whether its losing hours or your job. So, the Hollywood Critics Association is hosting a film and television Triviathon to help raise funds for those who have been impacted by COVID-19.
“The past two months have been challenging and scary times. This pandemic is unlike anything we have ever seen or experienced before, but during this time of uncertainty, millions of people are doing what they can to help others in need. This is why we as an organization have decided that we wanted to do something not only as a way to assist those in need but to show our appreciation to everyone who has put themselves on the front lines during this incredibly difficult time,” notes HCA founder Scott Menzel.
“I have been so moved by all of the recent relief efforts and felt like our organization had to dåo something to give back to our community and those who have been impacted by the virus. We came up with the idea of hosting an online telethon, but wanted to make it fun, which is why we have decided to make it a trivia game,” adds HCA Vice President Jazz Tangcay.
Here’s how the Triviathon will work. There will be seven rounds of film and television trivia that will feature questions created by members of the Hollywood Critics Association, as well as some special appearances by surprise guests. Each round will highlight a different organization that is doing its part to help out those who have been impacted by COVID-19. At the end of the event, the total amount of funds raised will be revealed and then divided up and donated evenly to the seven charity organizations that we have selected. We are raising money for The Actors Fund, ASPCA, Dine11.org, Feeding America, MPTF, UNICEF, and United Way Worldwide.
Here are the links for the organizations you can donate to.
How to donate:
The Hollywood Critics Association has set up multiple ways in which you can donate to the organizations listed. Here are three easy ways to give:
Via Venmo @HollywoodCritics
Via Paypal – paypal.me/HollywoodCritics
Via Individual GoFundMe Campaigns
United Way Worldwide – https://www.gofundme.com/f/hollywood-critics-association-and-united-way
While Triviathon will be held to help those in need, it is a game that is free for everyone to play. And of course, there will be some prizes and giveaways for those who participate.
The event starts at 4:30 p.m. PST/7:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, May 16, 2020, on the Hollywood Critics Association YouTube channel. You can also go to the Hollywood Critics Twitch Page to view the live stream of the Triviathon. The game itself will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. PST/8:00 p.m. EST. Links will also be posted on the @hcacritics Twitter page and the official Hollywood Critics Association Facebook page.
While everyone is invited to play, you can play alone or on a team. But if you are playing on a team, please select one person on your team to fill out the answer sheet for each and every round. Multiple sheets submitted for the same team is unacceptable. At the end of reach round, that answer sheet for that round will be turned off, and answers can no longer be submitted. Once the sheet has been turned off, one of the hosts will reveal the answers for that round before the next round begins.
At the end of the event, the final scores will be added up, and the three teams/winners with the highest scores will be announced later that evening or the following day on the official Hollywood Critics Association Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. We will contact the winners directly to get the necessary information to ensure the winners will receive their prizes.
There will be six rules for the Triviathon to make it more challenging and fun.
The first being no cheating, i.e., no looking up answers or clues on the internet. While it is tempting, but it is not in the true spirit of what makes trivia fun.
Second, If you are using a team name, please make sure that the team name is spelled the same way for every round. If it is spelled incorrectly, we will count it as a separate entry.
Third, spelling will be the only time where participants are encouraged to use the internet. The better the spelling, the quicker we will have the scores added up.
Fourth, do not give the answers away on the chat or other social media platforms. If you know the answer to a question, that’s awesome, but don’t give another team or player the answer because it will only hurt your odds of winning a prize at the end of the game. Please keep the answer to yourself or team members until all answer sheets are submitted, and the round is officially closed.
Finally, have fun, As a proud member of the HCA, are doing this because we love having a good time. Trivia is all about coming together with friends and having fun. We want everyone who is playing to enjoy themselves.
The HCA is doing this event for free as a way to raise funds to help support The Actors Fund, ASPCA, Dine11.org, Feeding America, MPTF, UNICEF, and United Way Worldwide. While it is not required to donate, anything that you can give is much appreciated.
If you participate in our event, we would appreciate it if you could use one or more of the following hashtags: #HCACritics #HCATrivia #HCATriviaNight #HCATriviathon
If you are interested in participating in the event as a special guest or would like to submit a trivia question, please contact Scott Menzel at SMenzel@HollywoodCriticsAssociation.com for more information.
We truly hope that this Triviathon offers some much-needed enjoyment and entertainment while also helping to support those who have been on the front lines and helping combat COVID-19.