BALTIMORE (CBS) –– An out of work bar and restaurant consultant from Baltimore landed on his feet by hosting pub trivia online.
Stephen Walsh , an Ireland native who owns an event business, was struggling as cancellations kept coming in during the start of the coronavirus pandemic.READ MORE: CDC Releases Highly Anticipated Guidance For People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
But then on St. Patrick’s Day 2020, Walsh started hosting online trivia games on Zoom. A thousand games later, he’s had players from 87 countries.
“It’s turned into a career I don’t plan on going back from,” Walsh told CBS News’ Adriana Diaz.READ MORE: President Joe Biden's Visit To Emergent BioSolutions' Baltimore Lab Canceled
His trivia questions are hard — hard enough to attract Jeopardy questions and even other trivia hosts. His questions are “Google-proof.”
But participants don’t play for cash, instead they pick a charity and pay it forward. Walsh Trivia has raised more than $100,000 for charities across the country.
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