Trivia Bee

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 success of last year’s Trivia Bee, the NEF will be holding a Trivia Bee again this spring 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 of trivia with celebrity host Mike “Sarge” Riley.  “Bee” creative and join the fun!

Trivia Bee registration will open in late January

Thank You to Our 2021 Head of Class Sponsors!


Thank You to Our 2021 Star Student Sponsors!


2022 Trivia Bee

Thursday, March 10, 2022

7:00 p.m.

Overall Team Prizes:
1st, 2nd, & 3rd place teams

Category Prizes:
Best Costumes
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
 $65 value

 $25 gift card to Sweet Basil
 “Stews” cookbook by Chef Dave Becker
 Olive wood spoon and Lemon press
 $60 value

 $100 gift certificate to The Peaceful Pooch
 Plush dog toy and Squeaker ball
 Bag of dog treats
 $115 value

 $50 gift card to Volante Farms
 Reusable canvas tote bag with artwork by Volante Farms’
 employee Julia Greenway
 Decorative tin container
 $70 value

 Gift card for Signature Facial from Elizabeth Grady
 Gift certificate for two 45-minute Personal Training Sessions
 with Gregg D’Andrea at
Gstar Fitness
 $470 value

 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.
 $350 value

 $25 gift card from each of the these Needham restaurants:
 Cappella, Chef Mike’s
 The James Pub & Provisions, Nicholas’ Pizzeria
 The Rice Barn, Sweet Tomatoes
 $150 value

 $25 gift card from each of the these Needham restaurants:
 Dragon Chef, Fuji Steak House
 Hearth Pizzeria, Latina Kitchen & Bar
 Needham House of Pizza , Spiga Ristorante
 $150 value

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.