Trivia Night


March 9th, 7 pm, Saint Louis University High School

After taking 2018 off to focus on production of our feature-length documentary focused on the current landscape of mental health in the U.S., Project Wake Up is BACK with another trivia night and silent auction, taking place this year at Saint Louis University High School on Saturday, March 9!

Our last trivia night in 2017 was a fantastic success, as a sellout crowd of nearly 700 supporters joined us as we raised $67,000, which allowed us to finish fundraising for principal photography of the documentary. Join us for the biggest trivia night yet, including more tables than ever before!

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with trivia night starting at 7:00 and lasting until about 10:00.

Beer, wine, water and soda will be provided, and we encourage tables to bring snacks. We are offering two table options: Regular and VIP. All tables receive an attendance prize raffle ticket. See below for VIP table amenities.

Emcee: News 5’s Art Holliday





Project Wake Up’s inaugural comedy night will take place on Saturday, November 24th at Chaminade College Preparatory. Headlined by St. Louis’ own Sklar Brothers, known for their ESPN cult classic series Cheap Seats and their subsequent podcast View from the Cheap Seats, the event will take place at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts in the Siefert Auditorium.

Doors open at 6pm and the event will include food trucks and a full bar with purchase of a special cup. The event will be hosted by Chris Denman and Travis Terrell of We Are Live! Radio and St. Louis Live! Other performers include:

  • Nikki Glasser

  • Tim Convy, Y98! Radio Host and St. Louis comedian

  • Nathan Orton

  • Angela Smith

  • Steve Pace

Tickets range from $20-$50, as well as an upgraded Meet & Greet option with the talent for $50. Eventgoers will also receive an update on Project Wake Up’s current documentary production, which began in November 2017. Proceeds for the event will go to Project Wake Up’s documentary post-production and the Ryan J. Candice Memorial Scholarship, which was founded at Mizzou to fund post-graduate students focusing on mental health social work.


Second Annual Ryan J. Candice Memorial GOLF Tournament


Project Wake Up & the Candice family will be hosting the second annual Ryan J. Candice Memorial Tournament Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ the Course at Forest Park. Our hope is that you will join us on the course to remember Ryan and to help us in our efforts to eradicate the stigma towards mental health.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and the 144 golfers who took part in the 2nd Annual Ryan J. Candice memorial golf tournament this past Saturday. We raised just shy of $15,000 and enjoyed a great day of golf in memory of our dear friend Ryan.

Congratulations to Robert May, David Ablan, Gabe Laske and Charlie Faron for your first place finish and a special congratulations to Tim Brandt for sinking a hole in one!

Sunday Funday to End the Stigma with project Wake Up + Bailey's Range


Coming off the heels of Project Wake Up's Trivia Night and Silent Auction, where they raised more than $67,000, Bailey's Range will be hosting a Wake Up brunch for supporters at their downtown location.

Join Project Wake Up at Bailey's Range for a Sunday Funday on April 23 from 11AM-4PM. Bailey's Range will donate proceeds from every item purchased off their special "Wake Up" menu.


Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2nd annual trivia night and silent auction such an unforgettable night. We are so humbled to announce that we brought in over $67,000. We are now financially capable of producing our documentary! See you all next year!



Kendra Scott St. Louis has taken Project Wake Up under their generous wings and chosen us to benefit from their awesome "Kendra Gives Back" program. 

On Tuesday November 22, Kendra Scott at Plaza Frontenac opened its doors to sip and shop on behalf of Project Wake Up.

20% of all sales during the event went directly to Project Wake Up.

Guests enjoyed champagne, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and sweets while they shopped.


To continue our crowdfunding, we hosted our First Annual Golf Tournament and silent auction on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Forest Park- Norman K. Probstein Golf Course.

Our First Annual Golf Tournament and silent auction was a success - We raised over $13,000. A sincere thank you all of our volunteers who helped the event run smoothly, and all of our guests who supported us.

Trivia Night and Silent AuctioN

Raining over $30,000, our first annual trivia night and silent auction was a massive success. We hosted 640 guests at DeSmet High School on February 27th, with KSDK's own Art Holliday serving as our question master. A sincere thank you to him, all of our volunteers who helped the event run smoothly, and all of our guests who supported us.

Thank you to our wonderful photographer, Eloise Jones, for capturing an amazing night!