By Jeremy Henderson, Army Flier Staff WriterJuly 15, 2016
FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Local residents are invited to come test their trivia and vie for a chance to win prizes at the Super 8 Armed Forces Trivia Quest July 17 at the Fort Rucker Post Theater.
Aida Stallings, Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation community recreation division business manager, said the event is the perfect opportunity for the community to come together and meet new people.
"I believe a live game show such as this one pulls people together, whether they have common interest or not," Stallings said. "This event is 100 percent audience participation."
AFQT is a live game-show experience created to salute, entertain and celebrate the men, women and families that serve the nation. Admission is free with pre-registration and the event is open to all Department of Defense card holders age 18 and older.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m.
AFQT is a live interactive game show experience created in collaboration with the Department of Defense and Army Entertainment. The entire audience gets involved as they play for team and individual prizes by answering a series of multiple-choice trivia questions.
According to AFQT's website, there are five preliminary elimination rounds where the entire audience participates with wireless keypads provided to everyone in attendance.
The audience answers multiple choice trivia questions during each round. After five rounds, the top-scoring person from each team comes to the stage to participate in the grand finale -- a fast-paced test of trivia skills and gamesmanship.
"It is a free event that allows you to come with a group or by yourself," Stallings said. "Even if you are new to our Fort Rucker community, there is no reason to be sitting at home on a Sunday evening with nothing to do. Come out and enjoy this live, interactive game show."
Participants are urged to take and share as many photos as they wish. There will be several chances to win prizes by participating in social media challenges during the game.
Over $10,000 in prizes will be awarded, including multiple door prizes and random drawings, throughout the night. The top player will advance to the season-ending tournament of champions at Joint-Base San Antonio in October.
"We are eager to bring new, exciting and innovative entertainment to our Soldiers, their families, retirees and our Fort Rucker community," Stallings said.
For more information or to register, call 255-9810 or visit www.triviaquest.org. Participants may also pick up a ticket at MWR Central. Admission is free but tickets are required for entry and participation. Youth age 17 and under will not be permitted to attend.