The Brentwood Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team would like to thank several members of the community for their support this past weekend at the Improv and Comedy Night at Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill.
Cap’s generously donated its upstairs room to allow us to hold an Improv & Comedy Night, which helped raise money for the OM team. The improv group that performed was made up of some key members of our community: Rick Lemyre, Helen Dixon, Steve Kinsella, Ed Hill, Lisa Siemers and some Odyssey of the Mind family members who just like to get up on stage. The Odyssey of the Mind team is raising money in order to attend a World Finals competition in Ames, Iowa.
Odyssey of the Mind is a problem-solving and creative competition in which children form teams and are challenged to work together to find solutions to complicated problems. The children must compete at regional and then state levels in order to qualify for the World Tournament.
The World Finals Tournament is an opportunity to meet and interact with elementary-age through high-school-age students from all around the globe. The team has only 1½ months to raise several thousand dollars to pay for travel and lodging. We have been working very hard to meet our goals, and the night at Cap’s was a highlight of these efforts. The crowd was great, Cap’s served up delicious food and drinks, and fun was had by all.
Thank you again to Cap’s, our wonderful audience on Sunday night, the talented improv team Temporary Insanity, those who donated to our auction baskets, and our friends who have supported us during this whole process.
Odyssey of the Mind Team