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Junior Achievement 2022 Celebrity Media Trivia Challenge Winners Announced

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March 15, 2022

For more information, contact:
Katie Babcock
Events & Public Relations Specialist
716-853-1381, ext. 210

Junior Achievement 2022 Celebrity Media Trivia Challenge Winners Announced

(Buffalo, NY) On March 10, 2022, local media talent competed in a five-round virtual trivia showdown to claim bragging rights of the Junior Achievement of WNY Celebrity Media Trivia Challenge. The media challenge kicks off the annual Play4JA fundraiser. Play4JA raises funds in support of Junior Achievement learning experiences for local students in grades Kindergarten through 12.

Winning both bragging rights and gift cards to Tops Friendly Markets, was Paul Peck, Voice of University at Buffalo Bulls Football, Host of Beat the Champ Bowling Show, as well as VP of Sports Development at VSP Graphics Group. Paul took first place with a score of 2,292 points. Only 6 points behind in second place was our 2021 winner, Tom Puckett from WBEN Radio, with 2,286. In third place, with 2,222 points, was Dave Fields from 106.5 WYRK. The five rounds of trivia were: Famous Advertising Slogans, Current Events from February 2022, Name That Album Cover, Famous Sidekicks and Are you Smarter than a JA 5th Grader?

Additional participating media talent included Liz Mantel (107.7 The Wolf), Dave McKinley (WGRZ), Katie Morse (WKBW), DJ Ed “Nice” Jackson (WBLK), Jordan James (host and Executive Producer of Good Deeds Buffalo on WBBZ), and Rich “Bull” Gaenzler (host of Bull in the Basement).

Our Play4JA peer fundraising goal is $100,000. Follow the action using #Play4JAWNY on your preferred social media app today. These bowling and trivia events are not possible without the generous support of sponsors such as: long standing Presenting Sponsor, Bank of America, as well as Tops Friendly Markets, Bryant & Stratton College, Delta Air Lines, Five Star Bank, Freed Maxick, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Western New York, Linde LLC, Perry’s Ice Cream Company, and Tully’s Good Times Restaurant.

For more information about Junior Achievement of WNY, please call 716-853-1381 x210. For more information about the Play4JAWNY activities, please visit

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness through experiential, hands-on programs. This past school year, JA of WNY enriched the lives of more than 9,460 students in 139 schools and community organizations throughout the eight counties of Western New York. JA’s success is due to its many generous supporters and volunteers. For more information about Junior Achievement and how you can make a difference in a student’s life, contact Alycia Ivancie at 716-853-1381, ext. 215, or visit our Web site at Follow us on Twitter at @JAofWNY, or like us on Facebook at







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