The 2018 Great Richmond Trivia Bee was a great success!

Richmond’s best team-based trivia competition, #RVATriviaBee, was held on Wednesday, April 25th at The Hippodrome. The Trivia Bee is also The READ Center’s signature fundraising event.

Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Patrick Henry called the Trivia Bee to order, and resolved its commencement. From there, emcees Kat Simons of Mix981 Richmond and Christina Feerick of WRIC Chanel 8News kept the fun going through out the evening.

  • Event participants and donors helped raise more than $38,000 for READ! The Heads or Tails game raised about $1,000 toward new books, grade-level appropriate newspapers, and other learning resources for students.
  • 46 teams competed and more than 30 volunteers from UPS, Mitchell Wiggins, and The READ Center helped make the event fun and successful.
  • The Richmond Times-Dispatch took home the championship trophy until next year’s competition. Hunton Andrews Kurth won 2nd place, and Florance Gordon Brown won 3rd place.
  • Best Team Name went to “Attorney General Jeff Questions” of Columbia Gas of Virginia.

The Trivia Bee was made possible by: Queen Bee Sponsor: Union Bank & Trust, Hive Sponsor: Crouch Family Giving Fund in Memory of Robert H. Newton, Sr., and Honey Bee Sponsor: Sands Anderson. Gifted RVA and The Hippodrome Theater sponsored prizes for the event. Allegra Design Print Mail sponsored the printing of programs and trivia answer sheets.

Check out the photos from the event on our Facebook page. Thank you to all who came out to compete, play along and volunteer! We hope you all had fun and will return next year. Your support means the world to our students.