Brain Games



Payne Education Center would like to extend our sincere thanks to those who participated in Payne Brain Games 2020. With your support, we again raised over $50,000!

Emceed by local comedian and education advocate Spencer Hicks, this spirited trivia night at Will Rogers Theatre increased both awareness about dyslexia and funds to support Payne’s mission to ensure that “No Child Should Struggle to Read.”

We are very pleased and excited to announce Payne Education Center’s 6th Annual Payne Brain Games Trivia Night is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at the Will Rogers Theatre. In 2019, with over 220 attendees, Payne Brain Games raised over $51,000 in support of our mission to train teachers to prevent reading difficulties in children and to remediate dyslexia, while serving as a resource and referral center.

Payne Brain Games 2020 Features:

  • Buffet dinner and open beer/wine bar (Cash bar available)
  • Amazing raffle items
  • Teams of 10 at each table joining their collective brainpower to complete trivia rounds that include interesting, and often challenging, questions from a variety of categories
  • Eight rounds of trivia with eight questions posed each round
  • First, second, and third place team recognition and prizes


A special thanks to our Payne Brain Games Co-Chairs Lynne Schonacher and Dana Schwarz for making this year’s event a big success.

Big thanks as well to volunteer emcee Spencer Hicks, teen guest speakers Jared Hughes and Briana Whetstone, committee volunteers Debbie Jones and Julie Knudtson, Payne’s board, teen board, staff, and volunteers!

Thank you to the following businesses and individuals who generously donated raffle items:

3B Home, BC Clark Jewelers, beauty b, Coffee Creek Wine Shop, COOP Ale Works, Peggy and Nick Duncan, Freeman’s Liquor Mart, IBC Bank, Heather and Matt Johnson, Debbie and John Jones, Kendra Scott, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, Nancy Farha Clothing & Accessories, OKC Thunder, Paper + More, Dana and Keith Schwarz, Amy and Frank Sewell, Steven Giles, and Michelle and Aaron Webster.

Thank You Brain Games 2020 Sponsors!

Genius Sponsors

  • Peggy and Nick Duncan

Wise-Guy Sponsors


  • 1st Place: Trini “T” Rexes
  • 2nd Place: One Nation Under…You Know…That Thing
  • 3rd Place: CRS Trivia Team