Seventeen year old Jalisa Patrick is the first winner of the First Citizens Sports Foundation (FCSF) and NALIS Trivia Challenge. Patrick received the prize of a sports watch and bank account valued at $1000 from First Citizens on Wednesday 14 March, 2018 at the National Library.
The First Citizens Sports Foundation and NALIS Trivia Challenge is an online sports quiz intended to foster an interest in research on topics related to sports in Trinidad and Tobago; increase persons’ knowledge of Trinidad and Tobago’s sporting personalities, their achievements and sporting disciplines and create an appreciation for the accomplishments of Trinidad and Tobago sports stars.
The online trivia was launched on March 4 and will run until March 31. Questions are posted daily on the First Citizens Sports Foundation’s website at www.fcsportsfoundation.com. The weekly winner is selected randomly from among those who answer all the questions correctly in the given week. There will be a total of four winners throughout the duration of the competition.
The quiz is the second major activity hosted by NALIS and the First Citizens Sports Foundation since the two entities signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2016. The first activity was the mounting of an exhibition titled, “Sports Stars” at the National Library and at other NALIS public libraries across the country. The exhibition showcased memorabilia and photographs of the First Citizens Foundation Hall of Fame Inductees.
NALIS is mandated to preserve Trinidad and Tobago’s Heritage information. In addition to books on sports, NALIS has acquired artefacts and memorabilia from a number of Trinidad and Tobago’s sporting heroes. The Lord Learie Constantine, Candice Scott, Jeffrey Stollmeyer, Gerald Ethridge Gomez, Gerry Gomez and the Oxford Club are among sporting collections available for viewing and research at the Heritage Library.