On the evening of Wednesday, April 30th, 2014, KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth will hold its first annual fundraising event. Designed around the quiz bowl-style game made popular by the TV-show “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader,” the event will feature an education-based trivia game of “Are You Smarter than a KIPPster?” where KIPP DFW middle schoolers will compete head-to-head with eight local and regional Dallas “celebrities” in a battle of wits.
Tennis superstar Andre Agassi will be the special guest of the evening, and Mayor Mike Rawlings, Senator Royce West, Skip Hollandsworth, FOX 4 Anchor Clarice Tinsley, DJ Lucy Wrubel, Dr. Sandi Chapman, Ruben Esquivel, and KERA’s Krys Boyd will test their knowledge against our talented KIPPsters.
The event is open to the public. Tables and ticket prices can be purchased on the KIPP DFW website (http://bit.ly/1fh26Ul).
Event committee includes Event Chair Lael Brodksy and committee members Lindsay Billingsley, Phyllis Cole, Laura Dickens, Sophia Johnson, Sharon Lyle and Cherri Musser.
The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of the mission of KIPP DFW to provide children in underserved Dallas-Fort Worth communities with a free, rigorous, high quality education that offers the knowledge, skills and character traits necessary to thrive in school, college and the competitive world beyond. The financial support generated from this event will help KIPP DFW lay the building blocks to grow from its two current schools to ten schools serving 5,000 students by 2021.