After thoughtful deliberation, READ has decided to postpone our annual fundraiser, The Trivia Bee, until Fall 2021. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and care for our friends, sponsors, and the greater community. We want everyone to be able to gather safely and enjoyably. Keep an eye out for a new Trivia Bee date in the upcoming months. We look forward to when we can all gather again!

The Great Richmond Trivia Bee, #RVATriviaBee, is Richmond’s very own LIVE game show! The Bee is a team-based competition for people who love words, vocabulary, pop culture, history, literature – and showing off their random knowledge. It’s also the signature annual fundraiser for The READ Center, which means your participation helps adults in the Richmond community develop the skills they need to improve their lives as employees, family members, and citizens – all while having a blast!


Thank You To Our Generous 2020 Pre-Season Event Sponsors!

Queen Bee Sponsor:


Swarm Sponsors:

Crouch Family Giving Fund in memory of Robert H. Newton, Sr.


Hive Sponsors:

Friends of Adult Literacy


Honey Bee Sponsors:

2019 Great Richmond Trivia Bee Champions: Check Yourself Before You Trebek Yourself from CapTech. Photo credit: Phuong Tran

2019 Trivia Bee

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Trivia Bee! 

  • 1st Place Winners: Check Yourself Before You Trebek Yourself (CapTech)
  • 2nd Place Winners: Ruth Bader Winsburg (Hunton Andrews Kurth)
  • 3rd Place Winners: Oliver Windell Holmes (Hunton Andrews Kurth)
  • Best Team Name: Know Collusion (Columbia Gas of Virginia)

With 56 teams and spectators in the audience, you helped raise over $44,000 for READ. Thank you!

2019 Trivia Bee Photo Gallery