Trivia night to help support local veterans intake center

Published 3:24 pm Tuesday, August 8, 2023

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An expanding non-profit is holding a Trivia Night fundraiser on Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. at the Winston-Salem Marriott.

Veterans Cup hosts and promotes weekly coffees to build peer-to-peer support networks to redirect Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and prevent suicide. The flagship coffee meets the first, third, fourth and fifth Wednesdays at American Legion Post 55 at 111 Miller St. in Winston-Salem. Veterans  Cup  has helped spin off  other coffees in Black Mountain, Walnut Cove, Atlanta Ga. and local coffees focusing on Gulf War and women veterans.

Veterans Cup Executive Director Sandy Whitaker, the widow of a Navy Seal,  is grateful for the support local organizations have given the non-profit, including the Veterans View Intake Center in Mocksville, which was pioneered by Army veteran Kevin Smith to provide shelter, legal, job training and medical needs for homeless veterans at one site.   

“This local support and support from major national companies including Walmart and NextEra Energy Resources helps us effectively reach veterans in Forsyth, Davie. Davidson and Stokes counties. In so doing, we can bridge generations of veterans one cup at time,” she said.

Retired Army Command Sgt. Major Alex Nelson is organizer of the Veterans Cup Trivia Night. This event brings the community together with trivia judges including   WXII’s Josh  Davis, WTOB’s Ken Houser and State Representative Amber Baker.

Teams including a bi-partisan team of Forsyth County Commissioners will compete for trophies and bragging rights. Sponsorships are available as are table teams and individual player spots.

Contact Alex Nelson at 336  681-1599`or