LAS VEGAS – Project 150, a local nonprofit that provides homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students with free basic necessities, will be the beneficiary of the Game Show Boot Camp August 19-21. “JEOPARDY!” contestant coordinators also will hold special auditions for its 39th season as “America’s Favorite Quiz Show” this fall on Sunday Aug 21. The Game Show Boot Camp is 48 hours of workshops and advanced training for anyone who wants to learn from the best how to get on their favorite show and win.
“We’re thrilled that ‘JEOPARDY!’ staff will be on hand to audition campers for the show,” said Kelli Kristo, executive director of Project 150, “The campers can pick up auditioning tips on Friday and Saturday, and then put them to immediate use on Sunday for their audition. It’s another wonderful feature of what is shaping up to be a very fun weekend.” The highlight of the boot camp will be Saturday night’s “Titan Throwdown,” an in-person game show where the top boot camp participants will battle game show champions including Brad Rutter, who sits atop the show’s all-time earnings list with $4,938,436, James Holzhauer who holds the record for single-game winnings with $131,127, and Amy Schneider, who completed a spectacular 40-game winning streak earlier this year, putting her second (behind Ken Jennings) in consecutive games won, for prizes and bragging rights.
For more details about the boot camp and “JEOPARDY!” registration and auditions, contact GameShowBootCamp.org. If you are interested in trying out for JEOPARDY!, you must take the quiz by July 22 – https://bit.ly/GSBCJ.
To purchase tickets for the Titan Throwdown, benefitting Project 150, visit https://thespacelv.com/event/game-show-bootcamp-titan-throwdown/. Tickets are $100 and include live viewing of the event, photographs and an autograph session.
About Project 150 Project 150 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, founded in December 2011 by local businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. The two heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas who were in need of support over the Christmas break. Since that time, Project 150 has expanded and now serves more than 5,900 registered and non-registered homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high-school students in more than 75 high schools in Southern Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with free food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, college scholarships, workforce readiness, and other needs so they can continue school and be successful in life. Visit Project 150 at www.project150.org.