Match Wits 2018!

Match Wits 2018!

For our eighth year, Project: LEARN of Medina County is hosting Match Wits, a friendly and fun trivia competition for teams from around Medina County.  This year’s event is Thursday, April 26th from 6pm-9pm at Coppertop at Cherokee Hills Country Club in Valley City.

This year, teams will again consist of up to 8 players, all participating from their banquet table at Coppertop.  After a delicious buffet meal (cash bar available), participants will get down to business and try to answer the challenging questions posed by the quiz master.  Every table in the room will be participating—teams will again have an exciting and fun evening!

A bonus offering this year will be the opportunity to win the assistance of a “topic guru” for a portion of the game.  Raffle tickets ($1 each, 6 for $5) will be sold on site, and you can put your ticket in for the guru(s) of your choice.  Joining us as gurus will be:  Chef Adam Smith, head chef at Buehler’s River Styx in Medina, as our expert on “Mangia Bene! Italian Cuisine”, Rick Armon, author of “Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio,” our expert for the category “Craft Beers”;  State Senator Steve Hambley, Ph.D., author of the recently released new edition of “Timeline of Medina County History,” serving as our expert on “Medina County Bicentennial”; Martin Gitlin, author of the forthcoming book “A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History,” for our “Animated Characters” category; Local naturalist Dan Bertsch, for our category about trees, “May the Forest Be With You”; Medina Post sportswriter Todd Stumpf, guru for the category “Famous Medina County Athletes”; teacher and farmer Kevin Henslee, for our category about goats, called “Don’t Goat Me Started!”; local publisher and arts leader Tom Sigel, who will serve as our expert for the category “Great Nonfiction Reads.” A special treat for us this year will be to host internationally famous tenor Brad Cooper, who will be our expert in the category of Opera.

Project: LEARN of Medina County celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, so the History of Project: LEARN will also serve as a category—no guru provided; we recommend reading up on Project: LEARN at our website,

Guests will also have the opportunity to win prize packages based on the question themes, including items from local sports teams, restaurants and vendors. A special offering will be an opportunity to win Chef Adam Smith’s culinary services and a dinner for eight, prepared in your own home.  Guests will be trying to win the title of Best Trivia Team in Medina County from the reigning champions, Brunswick Education Association.

Corporate teams can become sponsors for Match Wits as well as participants in the game.  An event program will contain advertising for all corporate sponsors, as well as team name listings and directions for participation.  If your firm cannot send a team, you can still support Project: LEARN with an ad in the program.  Non-corporate teams of up to 8 individuals can preregister for guaranteed preferred seating and other benefits.

Project: LEARN is facing a significant increase in the number of students seeking our help with reading, math, English as a second language, and the GED test. The new GED is now a more challenging, computerized test, and students need more help than ever to improve their skills to pass the test.  Plus, a new Ohio program enabling students who left high school before graduating to earn actual high school diplomas is challenging us to expand our resources to better serve the community.  We need community support to ensure we can continue to provide a high level of assistance to all Medina County adults who need our help.

Download the registration form for this year’s event here:  Match Wits official registration form 2018

More about Project: LEARN:  Project: LEARN is a nonprofit organization that enhances lives and strengthens communities by helping adults improve fundamental skills in reading, problem-solving and the English language. Our volunteers provide one-on-one tutoring to adults, ages 18 and over. We are a community-based organization funded by individual donors, and our three used bookstores in Brunswick, Medina, and Wadsworth. For more information about Project: LEARN’s services, call 330-723-1314.