New Years Trivia for the Strays 2024

January 27, 2024 7:00 - 11:00 pm

The Ritz-Carlton, 100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, MO, USA

PRESENTED BY    and The Coalition for Pet Progress

 Experience the heartwarming magic of New Year for the Strays, an unparalleled trivia extravaganza in St. Louis! Celebrating its 21st year, this event unites 1,000 compassionate souls for an unforgettable evening filled with laughter, togetherness, and mental stimulation. 

Amidst this jubilant atmosphere, we are honored to have Brad Thompson, Former Pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, and Anthony Stalter, co-host of The Fast Lane on 101 ESPN, as our special Emcees, adding to the excitement of the evening!

This year holds special significance as we pledge our efforts towards a cause that tugs at our heartstrings: reducing the number of stray and abandoned pets in our community. Your participation in this event will make a tangible difference for countless animals, and the nonprofit organizations that serve them.

We implore you to join us for an enchanting night of merriment and philanthropy. Together, let's pave the way for a brighter tomorrow, where pets-in-need find love, care, and a hopeful future. Your presence can change lives. 

Choose from the following ticket options:

 Regular Table - $800

Includes the following:

  • Table for 10 to play trivia

  • Coat check access

  • Beer, wine, soda and water

  • Bring your own food (no outside beverages allowed)

  • Free garage parking

  • Two mulligans per table

  • Entry begins at 6pm

  • Attendance prizes and other surprises!

VIP Table - $1200

Includes all of the above, plus: 

  • Free valet parking (up to 5 cars per table)

  • 2 extra mulligans per table

  • 10 drink tickets per table - good for mixed drinks and cocktails

  • Separate food table next to the trivia table

  • Dedicated beverage server/table runner

  • 10- 50/50 tickets

  • Access to an exclusive VIP lounge area featuring snacks and a specialty-themed cocktail!

  • Early entry at 5:30pm, with VIP check-in area

*No pets allowed. 21 and over only. Do not drink and drive, make travel arrangements in advance. We reserve the right to cut off anyone at anytime.

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The Ritz-Carlton is providing a special overnight room rate of $239 for event attendees. This rate is good for January 27th, 2024, the night of the trivia event only. There are a limited number of rooms available, and the cut-off date for reserving is Friday, January 19th, 2024, so make your reservations now!

You can reserve your room by clicking the button above OR by calling 1-800-960-7056 and speaking with a reservation agent mentioning the group name or code STE

Guests can also book through and use the code STESTEA for a king bed, STESTEH for two queen beds.

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No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Our region is facing an alarming surge in homeless dogs and cats, causing immense strain on shelter, rescue, and spay/neuter groups. Your contribution will make a real difference in reducing the number of stray and unwanted pets, giving them the care and support they urgently need. Please donate today to help us create a brighter future for these vulnerable animals.

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Magnify your impact and elevate your brand by becoming a sponsor of our event!



We are pleased to invite you to become a vital part of an initiative that seeks to tackle a critical issue: an alarming rise in the number of homeless dogs and cats in our community. 

By sponsoring our event, you have the opportunity to make a tangible difference in addressing this pressing concern. Your support will directly contribute to spay/neuter initiatives, educational programs, and essential medical care for these animals-in-need. Your sponsorship will not only elevate your brand's visibility, but also showcase your commitment to social responsibility and animal welfare.

Sponsorship benefits:

  • Brand Visibility: Gain exposure through our pre-event marketing, on-site signage, and post-event communications

  • Community Engagement: Connect with our diverse audience and demonstrate your corporate social responsibility

  • Networking Opportunities: Engage with other local businesses and community leaders during the event

Our sponsorship levels include various opportunities to support New Year for the Strays 2024. We offer flexible options to accommodate different budgets and marketing goals, and can customize a sponsorship just for you! For more information, please email us at [email protected]

We're seeking enthusiastic volunteers!

Join our team of dedicated volunteers for our upcoming trivia fundraising event supporting our beloved furry friends! Whether you're passionate about pets or eager to support a good cause, we need your help to make this event a success. From registration and event setup to managing trivia rounds and assisting with guest inquiries, there are various roles available to suit different interests and skills. Your contribution will not only make a significant impact but also ensure a fun-filled evening dedicated to our adorable companions. Email us now at [email protected] to be a part of this heartwarming initiative and help make a difference in the lives of pets in need!


Help our cause by creating your own fundraising page today!

Your individual fundraising page allows you to share your story and set a goal. The funds you raise will help make our mission to make a brighter future for vulnerable animals a reality!

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$75,000 Goal


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                Thank you to our sponsors!