Did you know the Belle Isle Aquarium opened in 1904? Or that Stevie Wonder has more Grammy awards than Aretha Franklin? I didn’t, until last night. The Franco Five (pictured at left: Ann Marie, Andrea, Lori and Lori’s daughter Michelle, and me) represented the agency at Detroit 313 Trivia at the Hard Rock Cafe Detroit (client). Among the facts we aced: Al Kaline was the first Detroit Tiger to have his number retired, and The Temptations were originally called The Primes, and of course, Kid Rock’s birth name is Robert Ritchie.
In addition to fun facts about the city we love, we enjoyed fabulous drink specials and sampled the Hard Rocks’ new menu. And while we didn’t take first place (or second or third for that matter!), we had a blast testing our Detroit pop culture knowledge. And it was all for a great cause. Funds raised (there was a suggested $10 donation to register) will support the Detroit Historical Society’s (client) $20.1 million Past>Forward campaign, funding new and expanded exhibits, technology upgrades, educational offerings and enhancements at the Detroit Historical Museum, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and the Detroit Historical Society Collection.
The next Detroit 313 Trivia event is Wednesday, April 4. To register, visit this page. Or just come out and cheer us on, because we’ll be back.
Want to help us study for the next event? Leave us a comment with your favorite Detroit pop culture factoid!
Tina Kozak is senior vice president of Franco Public Relations Group. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with her on LinkedIn or Twitter @tinakozak. Connect with Franco PR Group on Facebook and Twitter @FrancoPRGroup.