Team wins a total of $30,000 for anti-trafficking charity Oasis USA
Matthew Blanton, Sam Altis, and Drew Vinson
Theological Seminary students took second place on Bible trivia game show “The American Bible
and won a total of $30,000 for anti-trafficking organization Oasis.
The students—Sam Altis and Drew Vinson from Fuller’s School of Theology and Matthew Blanton
from the School of Intercultural Studies—made their way through to the finals
of the popular Game Show Network program hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
season of the show began with 18 teams from around the country. The Fuller team,
“The Boys Next Door,” won $20,000 in the first round and earned a spot in the
show’s semi-finals. The team took second in the semi-finals and another $5,000
prize. In a surprise “wild card” round, Altis, Vinson, and Blanton were able to
snag a spot in the finals.
In the intense
finale that aired on October 18, the team lost to Team Judson’s Legacy from
Orange County, but the second place spot brought their total winnings to $30,000.
"We are so honored that the team from Fuller chose
Oasis as their charity, and of course thrilled that they did so well!” said
Joel Griffith, executive director of Oasis USA. “The additional funds are
coming at a crucial time for us, enabling us to roll out more programs
nationwide to end trafficking one community at a time."
The show has
been picked up for another season and the Game Show Network has already issued
call. Teams of three can sign up to audition for the show on the GSN