Upcoming Palatine High School Pirate Pete Trivia Night to Support Ray Mills Fund


Pirate Pete Trivia Night is returning to Palatine High School to support the Ray Mills Fund and students in need.

The event will be held on April 7 starting at 7:00 p.m., in the Palatine High School cafeteria, 1111 N. Rohlwing Rd. Tables are $50 for a team of up to eight players, and all are welcome to participate including teachers, students, and community members. Registration can be completed online at www.phs.d211.org.

“In tough times like these we have seen an increased need and we are hopeful that this event will help us replenish the fund and continue to provide support to our students,” said Nicki O’Keefe, chemistry teacher and Ray Mills Fund chairman.

In addition to the trivia game, the evening includes raffles, a 50/50 drawing, pizza, and soda. Free childcare will be offered in the PHS Pirate Preschool room that is supervised by student volunteers from the PHS National Honor Society. Chris Smith is the Trivia Event Chairman and will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the fundraiser.

This year has two divisions, each with a first place prize of $200, a second place prize of $100, and a third place prize of $50. The divisions will be separated by age. If at least half of the team is comprised of high school aged players (or younger), the team qualifies for the Scarlet division. No Scarlet team can have more adults than high school or younger players. The Grey division is available to teams with larger numbers of adults.

The fund is named for a former Palatine High School teacher and counselor who regularly went out of his way to help students in need. The fund, established in Mills’ honor, has fulfilled a wide range of student needs at Palatine High School, including school and project supplies, sports physicals for athletes, nutritious snacks, graduation gown rental fees, and more.

For more information about the Pirate Pete Trivia Night, visit www.phs.d211.org and select the Trivia Night link or contact Nicki O’Keefe at