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This year's Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, May 28th 2020 at the Portuguese Cultural Centre at 959 Division Street, Kingston.
Proceeds raised from the event are used for the delivery of literacy programming in Kingston, Napanee and surrounding communities.
WHAT IS IT?
The GRATE GROAN-UP SPELLING BEE, the first corporate Spelling Bee was launched in Kingston in 1994.
Teams of three adults (may) dress up as their favourite characters and participate in a traditional, very exciting spelling bee.
Broadcasted on YourTV, up to 25 teams will battle it out for spelling supremacy, with awards presented not only to the winning team, but also to the crew with the most fundraising dollars, the group with the best costumes and the cheerleaders demonstrating the best team spirit.
“No one knows what word will stump even an experienced team” explains Chuck Dowdall, Executive Director. “The competition provides an incredible test of mental agility and intellectual savvy for adult spellers while supporting literacy programs in Kingston, Napanee and surrounding communities.”
“The evening”, which Dowdall says,” serves as a great team builder for organizations and businesses and is overseen by a panel of judges from the literary and media communities.”
THE BUZZ ON THE BEE
Team registration fee is $450.00, which includes dinner for the three team members and a FREE BEE – a second chance.
Deadline to enter a team is May 15th, 2020.
Teams are encouraged to collect pledges and bring their own cheerleaders. The general public is also welcome to attend and join the fun.
Competitors are encouraged to come dressed up as their favourite character, or in line with their team’s theme.
Audrey’s Costume Castle & Dancewear (located at 699 Gardiners Road) is once again offering a 10% discount to all Spelling Bee participants, so we will surely be seeing many creative ensembles.
There will also be an exciting Silent Auction, door prizes and a 50/50 draw.
Tickets for entertainment and dinner may be purchased for $50.00 up to May 22nd, 2020. There will be no tickets sales the day of the event.
Call 613.547.2012 to reserve your seat soon as there is limited amount of tickets available.
KL&S accepts VISA, MASTERCARD, cheques and cash.
See what all the buzz is about! Register your team below!
BECOME A SPONSOR/DONOR
There are many ways to sponsor this premiere FUN-raiser – your contribution is always appreciated!
Want to be a corporate sponsor? HIVE FIVE! Corporate sponsorships are available at the following levels:
Queen Bee: $2,500
Hive Member: $1,500
Two Teams: $850
One Team: $450
Want to donate? BUZZ BEE
Donate prizes for our winning teams or donate an item(s) for our Silent Auction.
PRIOR YEAR’S AWARD WINNERS
Best Spellers – KPMG - The Wanna Bees
Best Costume – Open Door Media – Teachers of Anarchy
Best Team Spirit – Kingston Frontenac library – A Study in Scarlet
Most Pledges raised – KPMG – The Wanna Bees
Number of Cheerleaders
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