Trivia event to raise funds for Mary Daake scholarship

KEARNEY – A trivia contest to create a scholarship in memory of Mary Daake is being hosted by the former University of Nebraska at Kearney employee’s friends, family and co-workers.

Mary DaakeThe Mary Daake Memorial Trivia contest is at 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at Platte Valley Brewery in Kearney, 14 E. Railroad St.

The event includes four-person teams and costs 0 per team, which includes dinner. All proceeds will go to a scholarship fund established in Daake’s honor.

The trivia contest is open to the public, and prizes are being awarded to the top teams.

A political science teacher and UNK’s former director of academic advising and career services, Daake died in May after a long illness. She was also director of the World Affairs Conference at UNK

“To many people at UNK, Mary was a great friend, advisor, teacher and mentor.  She made a huge impact on this campus, and with our help her impact will carry on for years to come,” said Aaron Estes, one of the event’s organizers.

For more information or to enter a team, contact Estes at 308-865-8275 or by email at Registration deadline is Nov. 7.

Donations are also being accepted for the scholarship and can be given to Estes. Make checks payable to “Mary Daake Memorial Scholarship.”


Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454,
Contact: Aaron Estes, 308.865.8275,

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