Family Fun Supporting Needham Students and Teachers
Since 1992, the Needham Education Foundation has held an annual Spelling Bee to raise funds to support innovative and enriching educational programs that benefit all Needham public school students. Given the circumstances this year, the NEF will be holding a virtual Trivia Bee to engage Needham families, businesses, and community groups in some light-hearted fun for a good cause.
Gather a team of family, friends, or co-workers, and join us for a lively evening with celebrity host Mike “Sarge” Riley. The virtual format allows you to include people from different households – whether they are in Needham or across the country! Is Grandpa a history buff? Have him join your team! Co-workers can join together in our virtual breakout rooms without leaving their homes. Teams can have a maximum of 10 people in up to 4 locations. “Bee” creative and join the fun!
The Trivia Bee registration is now closed.
Thank You to Our 2021 Head of Class Sponsors!
Thank You to Our 2021 Star Student Sponsors!
2021 Virtual Trivia Bee
Thursday, March 11, 2021
7:00 p.m. on Zoom
Approx 1 hour
Overall Team Prizes:
1st, 2nd, & 3rd place teams
Best Zoom Background
Best Team Name
2021 Trivia Bee Raffle
The NEF’s popular raffle is back! Tickets are $5 each for a chance to win one of our 8 themed baskets. Winners will be announced at the end of the Trivia Bee on March 11th. You do not need to be present to win. The NEF will contact all winners to arrange delivery of the baskets to the winner’s homes (Needham, MA only!) after the Bee. Raffle Ticket sales have ended. Winners will be notified on Friday 3/12.
$25 gift card to Hazel’s Bakery
2 mugs from Anthropologie
Bag of Starbucks’ coffee beans
$25 gift card to Sweet Basil
“Stews” cookbook by Chef Dave Becker
Olive wood spoon and Lemon press
$100 gift certificate to The Peaceful Pooch
Plush dog toy and Squeaker ball
Bag of dog treats
$50 gift card to Volante Farms
Reusable canvas tote bag with artwork by Volante Farms’
employee Julia Greenway
Decorative tin container
Gift certificate for Virtual Birthday Party for 10 children with
Empow Studios. Choose which technology to explore:
3D Design & Modeling, 3D Sculpting, 3D Architecture,
Video Game Design, or Minecraft.
Dine Local – Order Takeout for the Trivia Bee
Thank you to the following restaurants for making a donation to our “Dine Local” raffle baskets! Please support these restaurants by ordering takeout on Thursday, March 11th.
Mike "Sarge" Riley
Mike Riley is a Needham, MA native and a proud graduate of the Needham Public school system (Mitchell, Pollard, and Needham High).
A veteran Boston sports radio on-air personality with nearly two decades of experience behind the microphone in the Boston area, Riley, better known to his listening audience as “Sarge,” is currently a sports co-host/anchor on the Revolution, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics flagship radio station.
He is also a public address announcer at Gillette Stadium for the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution, and the Providence Friars Men’s Hockey team, while also operating his own entertainment and sports memorabilia business.
Make a Direct Donation
If you prefer to donate to the NEF directly, please use the link below. We appreciate your support!
The Needham Education Foundation, Inc. (NEF) is operated for charitable purposes and is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization (Tax id: 04-3088148). Donations to the NEF are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please consult a tax advisor regarding specific questions about your individual deductions. Thank you for your generosity.