Oasis Shelter for Domestic Violence is holding its second annual trivia night fundraising event on Friday at O.Z. Tyler Distillery. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with trivia beginning at 6:30.
Tickets are $40 per person or $320 for a table. According to Oasis Residential Director Tiffany Pearl, the event will seat 35 tables of guests and some tables are still available.
Pearl says 100 percent of the night’s proceeds will go to Oasis for client needs, which she says could be anything from bus passes to hygiene products to Christmas presents.
Oasis is the only domestic violence shelter in the area, serving seven counties. The shelter houses 60 beds for victims and their children. The non-residential arm of Oasis helps clients who have filed an emergency protection order by providing them with a court advocate and counseling. Pearl said that Oasis provided 36,000 services last year and the beds are always full.
Domestic violence awareness has been the campaign of many in the Owensboro community after the death of Erica Owen, a 25-year-old nurse, who had placed a domestic violence order against her former boyfriend, Matthew Adams. Adams was later charged with her July 3 death.
Kentucky Legend purchased a table at the fundraiser, but does not plan to send a group for trivia. Instead, they gifted the table to Owen’s family.
“Kentucky Legend has always been a proud supporter of the Oasis Shelter as we truly believe in their mission and understand the importance of having institutions readily available for the women and children who face domestic violence within our community,” said Brooklyn Maple, Director of Marketing for Kentucky Legend. “Unfortunately, support does not always prevent horrendous and painful events from occurring and we too mourn the loss of Erica Owen. Kentucky Legend supports our very own Stacey Owen and her family during this difficult time and hope that their presence during the event will provide solace and hope to those around them. We hope the event is a huge success to assist the remarkable work the Oasis Shelter does in our community and we are proud to be involved.”