Ella's Trivia Night
Protecting Hearts through Ella's Umbrella and St. Louis Children's Hospital

About Us

Our Story

We are Kyle & Betty Mertens, and on May 15th of 2017 our one-year-old daughter, Ella, passed away due to complications caused by an undiagnosed genetic heart condition. We want to do everything in our power to keep this from happening to other families. This is why we established The Ella Marie Endowment Fund at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to support pediatric heart research. After 5 years of incredible support, we have decided to establish a nonprofit called Ella’s Umbrella to expand our efforts. In addition to research, Ella’s legacy will now help fund heart technology advancements and help for grieving people. 

Event Details

Mark Your Calendars for: Saturday, April 6th, 2024

Where: IBEW – 5850 Elizabeth Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Time: Doors Open at 6PM, Trivia Starts at 7PM

Cost: $200 Per Table of 8 – Beer, Wine & Soda Included!

Thanks To All Our 2023 Corporate Sponsors

April’s Taxes

Arrowtown Designs

Auto Zone

Blind Designs

Brown & Crouppen

Busy Bee Bling, Brandi Suhre

Christina White Salon

Cooper’s Hawk

Corner Pub and Grill, Valley Park



Embroider the Occasion


Fresh Thyme

Fox & Riley Real Estate, Marilyn Gibson

Hawkins Construction & Flat Work

Jen Oliver, Relative Key Realty

John Pettis, Edward Jones

Jump Company

Kendra Scott

Kid’s Kingdom Preschool

Kind Soap

Kylie’s Cake Pops

Made by Wright

Magic House

Mira Smart Conferencing

MirrorMe STL

Moonlite Travel Plus

Nestle Purina

Nidec Motors

Nothing But Bundt Cakes, Stl Peters

Olga Vershoore, Compass Realty Group

Olive & Oak

Pampered Chef, Jamie Swope

PaperPie, Chris Cadieux

Patriot Machine, Inc

Perennial on Lockwood

Playstreet Museum

Prime Time Fitness


Ready Train Go

Rockwood Litho

St. Louis Children’s Hospital


The Adam’s Team Real Esate- Powered by Compass

The Edge Fitness Center

The Happy Elephant

The Inside Network LLC

The Little Gym

Thirty One, Beth Petric

Tiffany Henning

Trader Joes, Chesterfield

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co

White Bounce House

Wines for Humaity

Ya Yas

And Thanks To Our 2023 Individual Sponsors

Ally Vazquez

Barb Lenger

Brandi Suhre

Bryan Carr

Buddy Bates

Colton Parayko

Crecelius Family

Doug Roley

Gilliham Family

Gamby Family

John Miller

Lindsay Wright

Pam Kraus

Patrick Prindeville

Stacey Lenger

Susan Gibson