Steve Brueggen knew a lot of trivia. He was a knowledgeable teacher at , his colleague Greg Stoltz said. He knew everything from pop culture to sports.
Friends couldn’t think of a more fitting way to remember Brueggen than to host a trivia night in his honor. Parkwood Elementary School will host the event in late April to remember .
Stoltz, an instructional technology specialist at Parkwood Elementary, knew Brueggen for seven years. Stoltz was devastated when he heard Brueggen had died, and he said he couldn’t believe someone so full of life could be taken like that.
“It’s been hard on all of us,” Stoltz said.
Organizers calling themselves “Brueggen’s Buddies” will use the money collected at the trivia night for a bronze plaque honoring the late PE teacher. They will also donate any extra money to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
The plaque will include a quote from Brueggen that organizers hope will inspire students: “No matter what you do, be proud of yourself.” School administrators plan to place the plaque above the gymnasium doors.
The trivia night is scheduled for April 20. Doors open at 6 p.m., and trivia will begin at 7 p.m., according to an informational flier. Tickets are $10, and concessions will be available for purchase.