Trivia Bee

Family-Friendly Fundraiser Supporting Needham Students and Teachers

Starting in 1992, the Needham Education Foundation 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 family-friendly fun for a good cause.

The trivia questions will test your knowledge in a wide range of categories – including Pop Culture, Geography, Sports, Science, Entertainment, History, Arts & Literature, and Needham History! We encourage mixed-age teams with up to 5 participants. Gather a team of family, friends, or co-workers, and come join us for a lively evening of trivia with celebrity host Mike “Sarge” Riley. “Bee” creative and join the fun!

Registration for the Trivia Bee has closed.

Purchase Raffle Tickets for A Chance to Win One of our Locally-Themed Baskets

Our popular raffle is back! Tickets are $5 each for a chance to win one of 8 themed baskets. Buy your tickets online by Thursday, March 10th at 9:00 a.m. or at the Bee if you are on a participating team!

The winners will be announced at the end of the Trivia Bee. You do not need to be present to win. The NEF will contact all winners to coordinate delivery of the baskets to winner’s homes (Needham, MA only!) on Friday, March 11th.

Thank you to our generous Needham restaurants and businesses for their donations! Please support them by shopping and dining local!

Online Raffle Ticket Sales Have Closed

$50 gift card to Volante Farm
Volante Farms cookbook
Volante Farms tote bag
($98 value)

Gift certificate for 2 dozen bagels from Bagel’s Best
$25 gift card to A New Leaf
Gift certificate for a one-month membership to Burn Boot Camp
($278 value)

Gift certificate for a dozen cookies from Cookie Monstah
Gift certificate for a 6-week sewing class at Sew Easy
$25 gift card to Michaels
4 Training passes, hat, water bottle, and over-the-door basketball hoop from Gray’s Anatomy ($728 value)

$200 gift certificate to EclatantMD Aesthetics
Gift certificate for a Signature facial at Elizabeth Grady
Gift certificate for a 30-minute massage at B in Touch Massage
($360 value)

Free teeth whitening at Great Hill Dental Boston
4 Training passes, foam roller, blender bottle, and protein bars from Gray’s Anatomy
2 60-minute private training sessions at PEX Health & Fitness
($1,100 value)

Gift certificate for a Birthday Party at Exxcel Gymnastics
$20 gift card to Learning Express
2 Bee Squishmallows and a Bee Squishmallow keychain from Learning Express
($614 value)

Gift certificate for a Walk with Officer Rocket
(Value $Priceless)

Thank You to Our 2022 Head of Class Sponsors!


Thank You to Our 2022 Star Student Sponsors!


Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

Refreshments and Balloons donated by Roche Bros.
Flowers donated by Volante Farms
Cupcakes donated by Treat Cupcake Bar

Advertising Sponsors

Brookline Bank, The Bulfinch Group, Carrie Reddish DMD, Chestnut Dental, Condon Realty, Dedham Savings, Glicksman Orthodontics, The Nagler Group,  Needham Pediatrics, Needham Soccer Club, New England Outdoor Camp, Plum Street Advisors, Provider Group, The Ralph Leader Family, Representative Denise Garlick, Temple Beth Shalom

School Team Sponsors

Babson College, Broadmeadow PTC, Commonwealth Learning Center, Copley Motorcars, Eliot PTC, HR/Pollard PTC, Ann MacFate, Mitchell PTC, The Nagler Group, Needham Finance Committee, Needham School Committee, Needham Women’s Club, New England Outdoor Camp, Plum Street Advisors, The Savrin Family, Sunita Williams PTC, The Quinn Family

Thank you to the Needham Channel for recording and broadcasting the Trivia Bee.

2022 Trivia Bee

Thursday, March 10, 2022

7:00 p.m.

Needham High School Cafeteria

609 Webster St

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

Category Prize:
Best Team Name

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. 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.