The Lafayette Hill family, owners of McM Entertainment, has been helping residents beat the boredom during self-isolation with its Family Trivia Night online events, writes Frank Fitzpatrick for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Bill McMenamin, a human-resources executive for a local technology company, formed McM Entertainment a decade ago with his wife as a side-business. The company organizes trivia nights for charities, churches, and schools, usually as fund-raisers.
There were 15 scheduled to take place in March before growing concerns around the coronavirus canceled them all. Still, wanting to provide entertainment for those who were feeling as bored and antsy as he was, McMenamin decided to shift his focus to the internet.
After the online trivia nights began, the company’s Facebook page quickly went from 1,600 followers to 10,000.
For their first contest the family expected around 20 people, but more than 100 came online. Interest has grown each week, now reaching 4,000 participants over the weekend.
“Families and friends form teams. One group created a conference call with 10 players on it,” said McMenamin. “We don’t even know exactly how many people we’re reaching, but it’s getting bigger and bigger.”
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