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 1st, 2023

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 2022 Corporate Sponsors

Air B&B, Holly Freeman Briesacher


Annie’s Hope

April’s Taxes

BarK, St. Louis

Baubles by Ebaer

Be The Light Foundation, Inc

Beauty Counter Skincare, Jessica Fehl

Brown & Crouppen

Busy Bee Bling, Brandi Suhre

Club Champion

Colby Red

Color Street, Alison Wright

Commitment Coffee

Corner Pub and Grill, Valley Park 

Costco, St. Peters

Dishin’ Out De Cheese

Embroider the Occasion

Pujols Family Foundation

Purina eComm Team

RAEN Color Studio

Rockwood Litho

Row House, Sunset Hills

Scout & Cellar, Danielle Adams

SFW Partners, LLC


Surecut Solutions

Susan Wright Ceramics

The Inside Network, LLC

The Shack, O’Fallon

Thirty One, Beth Petric

Trader Joes, Brentwood

Treats Unleashed

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co

Usborne Books, Christine Cadieux

Ya Yas, John Miller 

And Thanks To Our 2022 Individual Sponsors

Gennafer Barajas

Chelsea Cepicky

Crecelius Family

Jason & Kim Fluchel

Marilyn Gibson

Susan Gibson

Darla Gibson

Jennifer Hamilton

Elaine Kain

Joy Kim

Pam & Al Kraus

Ruth Kwiatkowski

Barb Lenger

April & Chris Mertens

Eric & April Mertens

Lynn & Mike Mertens

Stacey Thuerwaechter Range

Roeder Family

Tim Schamel

Katherina & Brianna Schnardthorst

Brandi Suhre

Ally Vazquez

Dave & Chris Vonder Haar

Paul & Melissa Wallis

Sean Welch

Brenda Whitehead

Pam & Greg Wilke

Kevin Zufall