Sports-trivia challenge takes place Thursday

Staff report


The 4th annual Mahoning Valley Sports Trivia Challenge will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road. Proceeds benefit Potential Development Schools for students with autism. The challenge is a charity event that features sports trivia, sports celebrities, pub fare and prizes. Entries are available for $1,000 per four-person team and $2,000 for eight-person teams. Corporate sponsorships also are available.

Celebrity guests will be Bobby Carpenter, former Ohio State University linebacker and NFL player; Austin Carr, former Notre Dame/Cleveland Cavaliers player and current play-by-play analyst for the Cavs; AJ Hawk, former OSU linebacker and NFL player; John Hirschbeck former Major League Baseball umpire; Anthony Schlegel, former OSU linebacker and NFL player; Mike Tomczak, former NFL player; Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Kelly Pavlik, former professional boxers; and Jim Tressel, Youngstown State University president and former YSU and OSU head football coach.

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Chairwoman of the event is Deloran Muransky-Thompson, owner of Ivory & Birch in Boardman, and co-chairman is Eddie Muransky, owner of Rise Pies; title sponsor is Michael J. Simon of Simco Management Corp.; masters of ceremonies are Bob Hannon, executive director of the Youngstown and Mahoning Valley United Way, and Ed Muransky, CEO of The Muransky Cos.

The event will take place in honor and memory of Esther and Morris Simon.

The number of team openings is limited. Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, visit

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