EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2018
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Apr 21, 2018
This hilarious evening of light competition and comedy is being hosted by the creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Their organization, The Spelling Bee Company, will bring the trappings of a real spelling bee to us, including their very own professional comedians/judges who will test each team leader’s spelling abilities on the Highway to Spell.
How the fundraising part works: Each team will chose a speller to represent their awesomeness on the Highway to Spell. From now until April 21, teams will be fundraising to purchase "cheats" that may be used by their speller during the spelling bee. Cheats are like lifelines; spellers can purchase cheats to get hints or ask for help from from others if they get stuck on a word. The more money your team raises, the more "cheats" your speller gets, and the higher the chance that is that your team will be the ultimate victor on the Highway to Spell. In the end, the money raised will go to Friends of Broadway, but these pit-stops on the Highway to Spell means that all of our teams will be highly motivated to raise as much money as possible!
Just like in a real spelling bee, if a speller misspells a word, he or she is out. The spelling challenges (and laughter) will continue until just one speller remains.