On Friday 26th July, Malta University Sports & Leisure teamed up with Saracino's for the 5th edition of Battle of the Brains, an annual quiz night series which has built quite a reputation for itself.
Battle of the Brains was first set up in 2016 to help support research in ALS through the University of Malta Research, Innovation & Development Trust.There is currently no cure for ALS and this motivates the team to work hard to raise more funds each year.
The team strives to make the quiz bigger and better and it’s no surprise that this year's event was once again a record-breaking evening with just over 100 participants teaming up to go head to head in a heated competition of the smartest. What makes Battle of the Brains such a success each year is that it’s not your regular quiz night. In fact, the 5th edition saw the addition of the mystery muffin challenge where teams were asked to taste a muffin and decipher the ten ingredients used to make this.
The organisers are extremely grateful for the overwhelming support they received from external companies as well as the general public. It’s thanks to these people that the amount of €660 was raised on the night which is being added to €170 recently collected by MUHC staff in lieu of presents, so a total of €830 is being donated to RIDT to help with research in ALS.
One of the enthusiastic organisers, Johanna Galea, said, “What we love about Battle of the Brains is that it combines good times and laughter with raising money for a cause and also with just the right dose of healthy competition. In fact, the evening finale was a nerve-wracking tie-breaker round, from which The Lawsers emerged victorious. But thanks to the huge amount of support from our sponsors, few people left empty-handed as we were able to give out some great raffle prizes. As always the biggest victor remains the cause itself and we look forward to holding more of these events to continue providing our support.