We’re going to give FCIAC athletes a chance to showcase their skills at the student part of the term student-athlete.
The Ruden Report is presenting the Bobby V’s Trivia Challenge, to be held at Bobby Valentine’s restaurant in Stamford on March 23 from 7-9 p.m.
Ten teams comprised of two males and two females from one school will compete for the grand prize: a trip to a New York Yankees game as the guests of the team’s general manager, Brian Cashman. The winners will get to go to a game, meet with Cashman and have a special day.
We will also have a few prizes the night of the contest for fans in attendance.
The trivia contest with be hosted by Ed Huydic, the girls basketball coach at Staples, who is known as Professor Ed when he hosts a weekly trivia night at a Fairfield restaurant.
A few quick notes: the contest is open only to FCIAC athletes, who have to be able to attend the night of the contest. The format for the trivia contest will be announced after the finalists are selected, but it will be general trivia touching on a variety of subjects, with questions geared toward high school students. This is NOT a sports trivia competition.
Teams can start entering now until noon on Wednesday. Just send an email to rudenreport.com. Put down the school you attend, the names of the team members and the sports they play. Also give yourself a team name.
There will be a cutoff of the first five entrants per school. Those teams will then have to send in the answer to a trivia question by Huydic. The first team from each school to get the question correct, or come closest, will advance to the trivia night at Bobby V’s.
If we have winners from more than 10 schools, there will be a 24-hour vote-off on the site — the top 10 finishers will advance to Bobby V’s. If we have fewer than 10, the second team from a school to get the right answer first or come closest will advance.
If you have any questions, email them in with your entry.
And starting next week, we will begin the road from The Ruden Report, to Bobby V’s, to Yankee Stadium.