Three weeks have passed since a mass shooting at the Capital Gazette headquarters claimed the lives of five newspaper employees and wounded two others. We’ve since heard tales of heroics from the scene, tear–jerking commemorations of those lost and poignant reminders that there are reporters in Annapolis covering the tragedy that struck their very own newsroom.
Helping to work through this mountain of grief, newspapers around the country have stepped up to help The Capital, and locals have been working hard to pitch in for wounded staffers and the families of those killed. Tonight provides a chance for you to join the effort simply by partaking in the regular weeknight bar activity of trivia at Mick O’Shea’s downtown.
The bar and other local restaurants and breweries have offered gift cards as prizes, and B’More Knowledgeable, a charity trivia organization that takes up a new cause every week, will be collecting donations and proceeds from the event to give to the Capital Gazette Families Fund. Managed by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, the fund helps provide both short- and long-term support to those affected, including through grants for trauma and grief counseling, medical bills, funeral expenses and more.
Tonight’s trivia challenge doubles as a meet-up for Baltimore journalists, meaning you may get (or have) to compete with some familiar names and faces from local news.
6:30-9 p.m., Mick O’Shea’s, 328 N. Charles St., (410) 539-7504, Facebook event.
This post has been corrected to clarify that three, not five weeks have passed since the shooting.
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