Former professional athletes with ties to the Valley took part in a growing tradition.

For the 4th year, the Mahoning Valley Sports Trivia Challenge has attracted sports enthusiasts, as well as several professional and former athletes to the Valley.

All proceeds benefit Potential Development Schools for students with autism. 

"The good Lord gave me a talent, to be able to play the game, and to be able to help other people is very important," said Austin Carr, former Cleveland Cavaliers player, and current play-by-play analyst.

This year's proceeds will help renovate the second floor of the school's elementary building.

"We're going to be able to add five or six new classrooms. We're going to be able to serve probably upwards of 30 to 35 new students with those rooms," said Executive Director of Potential Development Paul Garchar.

The night of trivia includes four rounds.  The team with the most correct answers wins, but the real winners are the kids.

"Potential Development changes lives on a day-to-day basis," said organizer Ed Muransky. "I have two autistic cousins myself and I just see the work that they do and to really empower people and change their lives, I think is so important."

Celebrity athletes at this year's event included former OSU linebacker and NFL player Bobby Carpenter, former USU Linebacker and NFL player  A.J Hawk, former Major League Baseball umpire John Hirshback, former professional boxers Kelly Pavlik and Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, former Steelers quarterback Mike Tomczak, former National Hockey League player Phil Bourque, among others.

The event has raised more than $100,000 in the past three years.