Sell out Sports Quiz raises staggering amount for the most vulnerable children
Thirty-four teams representing many of the City’s top firms competed in the challenging, exciting and exceptionally popular quiz sponsored by Right To Play long-time sponsor, The Stars Group. The victorious team, Langham Hall, saw off tough competition from city’s finest financial institutions and leading law firms, to lift the coveted 2019 Right To Play trophy.
The special event put our guests sporting knowledge to the test with classic quiz questions, picture round and video questions from sporting legends including Anthony Joshua, Billie Jean King, and Mike Tindall. We were delighted to have so many of our Ambassadors in attendance showing their support, including former wheelchair Olympic basketball player, children's author and TV Presenter Ade Adepitan, Britain's most successful skier, Chemmy Alcott, table tennis pro Darius Knight, former Olympic speed skater turned celebrity fitness trainer, Sarah Lindsay, and Athletics star, Lina Nielsen.
A live auction offering once in a lifetime Cricket, World Darts and Monaco Grand Prix experiences also took place, hosted by ‘fearless’ auctioneer and radio personality Jonny Gould.
This year the Sports Quiz featured regular favourites like the Picture and music rounds. A game of Heads and Tails was played early in the evening to get guests in the mood for the evening’s sporting trivia challenge.
Cricket star Graeme Swann joined Jonny Gould in a reverse auction to offer nine guests the opportunity to join him in an exclusive PokerStars charity poker tournament at the end of the evening.
Right To Play Athlete Ambassador and football star Nathan Redmond appeared in a heart-warming video from his recent trip to Ghana where he visited Right To Play programmes. Nathan also donated an exclusive football masterclass for ten children as an auction prize for the evening.
The generosity of our guests meant that the evening raised £262,000 toward our life-changing work, enabling vulnerable children in our programmes across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, to take part in out play-based activities. The funds raised will ensure that more children stay in education, protect themselves from disease, and develop the key life skills that enable them to have a better future.