Plan Now for Smarties, June 15

Posted by OMA on 02/20/2018

The OMA Smarties Trivia Night is just over five months away. Last year was the most attended Smarties to date with a total of 18 teams competing! Additionally, the event raised $12,787 for OMA programs and services. Smarties is the primary fundraising event for OMA and it happens to be a lot of FUN.

While June may seem a long way, the Smarties planning committee is beginning their preparations and you can too. On your spiffy new 2018 calendar, make a note that Smarties will be Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Now, make a list of the people (co-workers, volunteers, board members, etc.) you would like to have as teammates. Be aware; Smarties teams can be comprised of no more than 8 individuals. Contact these smart, fun folks and after they have put the date on their calendar, come up with a fun team name! Great examples from last year include The Magnificent Eight (National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum), Rocket Surgeons (Science Museum Oklahoma) and Mummy Maniacs (Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art) to name a few.

Keep an eye out in the coming months for notices about team registration, centerpiece guidelines, and more (like donating gift cards - see article to the right). The planning committee will be hard at work reviewing last year’s survey responses to make improvements for another fantastic event and OMA looks forward to all of the fun and fundraising!

Regift for a Cause...Smarties!
Did you know that $1 billion in gift cards are estimated to go unused each year? Maybe the restaurant gift card from your Christmas stocking is too much temptation now that you’re considering your new year’s resolutions, or the closest store location is 100 miles away. Whatever the reason, consider OMA and regift for a cause. OMA will accept any new, unused gift cards you received over the holiday for use during the Smarties Trivia Night Fundraiser.

If you are the type to use your gift cards but want to support Smarties, you can purchase a gift card and send it to OMA, or you can donate to OMA here and we will use the donated funds to purchase gift cards.

All gift cards should be mailed to OMA at 2020 Remington Place, Oklahoma City, OK 73111. Be sure to include your name and address on the envelope so we can thank you for the gift(card).