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 will open in January

Ways to Support the Bee

The NEF relies on local businesses, community organizations, and individuals to make the Bee a success. No matter how you choose to support the Bee, you are making learning come alive for Needham Public School students. Thank You!

 

Register a Bee Team — $150

Each team can include up to 5 participants. Consider forming a team with your family, friends, co-workers, or neighbors! Receive a $25 discount if you also purchase a full-page ad!

Sponsor a School Team — $150

We are thrilled to see students, parents, and teachers representing all eight Needham schools at the Bee each year. Consider sponsoring one of these school teams so that they may compete for free. Sponsors are listed on the teams page of the Bee program. Receive a $25 discount if you also purchase a full-page ad!

Purchase an Ad in the Bee Slideshow — $100-$300

Advertise your business or organization in the Bee slideshow which will be shown to the hundreds of Bee participants and viewers. Choose from a full-page ad (6.5″h x 12″w), a half-page ad (6.5″h x 5.5″w), or a quarter-page ad (3.25″h x 6″w).

High Honor Roll Event Sponsor — $750

Become an event sponsor at the High Honor Roll level and receive the following benefits: a full-page advertisement in a prominent location in the Bee slideshow, inclusion on the donor acknowledgment page of the Bee slideshow, sponsorship of one Trivia Bee round, and sponsorship or registration of one Trivia Bee team, including a listing on the teams page of the Bee program.

Star Student Event Sponsor — $1,500

Become an event sponsor at the Star Student level and receive the following benefits: logo presence on Trivia Bee digital media publicity, a full-page advertisement in a prominent location in the Bee slideshow, inclusion on the donor acknowledgment page of the Bee slideshow, sponsorship of one Trivia Bee round, and sponsorship or registration of one Trivia Bee team, including a listing on the teams page of the Bee program.

Head of the Class Event Sponsor — $3,000

Become an event sponsor at the Head of the Class level and receive the following benefits: logo presence on Trivia Bee event signage as well as on digital media publicity, public acknowledgment at the Bee and in media posts, an on-location 15-second video Trivia Bee clue, a full-page advertisement in a prominent location in the Bee slideshow, inclusion on the donor acknowledgment page of the Bee slideshow, sponsorship of one Trivia Bee round, and sponsorship or registration of one Trivia Bee team, including a listing on the teams page of the Bee program.

2023 Trivia Bee

Thursday, March 9, 2023

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.