Family Fun to Support Needham’s 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 from The Sports Hub. 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!
Pre-Registration for Prior Teams & Sponsors:
Starting January 25th
Starting February 1st
Space is limited to 50 teams, after which a waitlist will be formed.
Don’t delay signing up!
2021 Virtual Trivia Bee
Thursday, March 11, 2021
7:00 p.m. on Zoom
Overall Team Prizes:
1st, 2nd, & 3rd place teams
Best Zoom Background
Best Team Name
Thank You to Our 2021 Head of Class Sponsors!
Thank You to Our 2021 Star Student Sponsors!
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 – $50 *This Year Only — Family-Friendly Pricing!
Each team can include up to 10 participants, in up to 4 locations (each location will need to create a free Zoom account). Consider forming a team with your family, friends, co-workers, or neighbors — whether they live in Needham or across the country! Receive a $25 discount if you also purchase a full page ad!
Sponsor a School Team – $50
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 slideshow. Receive a $25 discount if you also purchase a full page ad!
Purchase an Ad in the Bee Slideshow – $300-$200-$100
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-screen ad, a half-screen ad, or a quarter-screen ad.
High Honor Roll Event Sponsor – $750
Become an event sponsor at the High Honor Roll level and receive the following benefits: a full-screen advertisement 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 slideshow.
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-screen advertisement 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 slideshow.
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-screen 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 slideshow.
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 sports announcer and 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 anchor on the Revolution, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics flagship radio station, 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM).
He is also a public address announcer for the New England Patriots, 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.