Rick Harrison, co-founder of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop and star of HISTORY’s “Pawn Stars” and “Pawnography,” announced today that he will personally donate a nickel to the Epilepsy Foundation for every free download of his new app, “Rick Harrison’s Trivia Challenge.”
Harrison wanted to kick off this fundraiser as he gears up for the 9th Annual National Walk for Epilepsy he is participating in on April 11 in Washington, D.C. He is a national spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation. Harrison is hopeful he can gain 1 Million downloads, or the equivalent of a $50,000 donation towards research, by the end of the month as part of what he affectionately refers to as “my appilepsy campaign” in his on-going support of the foundation.
“I have a passion for three things: The Epilepsy Foundation and the work it does for those with the condition, trivia and knowledge of all kinds and making money. So this campaign really allows me to marry all of those together for a great cause,” said Harrison.
In “Rick Harrison’s Trivia Challenge,” a speed trivia game, players encounter thousands of questions in upwards of 15 categories ranging from scholarly to pop culture, including many brain-bending questions personally included by Harrison. The game starts players at the front entrance of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, greeted by Harrison who serves as a mentor throughout the game. Players are challenged to answer ten trivia questions within a set time period. Level to level throughout the game, players will encounter the likes of the Old Man, Corey and Chumlee, offering advice and opportunities for level advancement.
Like many app-based games, “Rick Harrison’s Trivia Challenge” is free to download and play. What makes “Rick Harrison’s Trivia Challenge” exceptionally different: players can also earn “gold coins” as reward for completing various levels of the game. These virtual coins can be collected then exchanged for swag such as T-shirts, key chains and other items and one-of-a-kind experiences from the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.