Jennifer Quail, a wine tasting consultant from Dowagiac, Mich., Finished in second place, taking home $ 100,000, while Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, a reference and instruction librarian from Portland, Ore., Raised 50,000. $ with his third victory.
Peril! associates Kavanaugh’s earnings with a donation of $ 250,000 to the Hope of the Valley Trebek Center for the Homeless, in honor of Alex Trebek. According to a statement from the show, “The Trebek Center will help up to 300 people per year with shelter, intensive case management, mental health services, vocational training and placement, addiction counseling, navigation. in housing, life skills training and medical care. . “
“It’s so wonderful that Peril! supports [the Hope of the Valley Trebek Center for the Homeless]“Said Jean Trebek about the donation. The show’s generosity continues to reflect Alex’s desire to help under-represented communities, ”the late host’s wife, Jean Trebek, said in a statement.
As well as wrapping up the Tournament of Champions, Friday’s episode also marked the end of a 10-day streak for Buzzy Cohen, who won the tournament himself in 2017. Call Me Kat star Mayim Bialik , will start its race as a guest host. Monday May 31.
Previous guest hosts included former champion Ken Jennings, Peril! executive producer Mike Richards, news veteran Katie Couric, TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and 60 minutes‘ Bill Whitaker.
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