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POWERFUL SCHOOLS' 2014 CELEBRITY SPELLING BEE Photo

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EVENT DATE: Oct 02, 2014

Join us for dinner and hilarious entertainment at our first-ever Spelling BEE! 


The creators of Broadway’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee are bringing the thrill of a live Spelling Bee to Seattle for Powerful Schools/Cheezburger's "First-Ever, Celebrity-Tech-Community, Spelling BEE". During the BEE - veteran improvisers will put our Speller's spelling acumen to the test while providing you with non-stop laughter, suspense and obscure vocabulary!

 

Proceeds will benefit Powerful Schools, a local non-profit serving low-income schools in Seattle and South King County. 

 

This is how it works: 

 

Each Speller is backed by a team. Together teams are raising money to purchase cheats, which their Speller will use to win the BEE. 

 

Cheats are like “lifelines” - spellers will purchase opportunities to ask the audience, look in the dictionary, etc ... with the funds raised by their teams. Ultimately - all of the funds will go to Powerful Schools to support their award-winning programs in Seattle-area schools! 

 

Spellers will be eliminated as words are misspelled, and a winner will be crowned. Our winner will take home bragging rights and a one-of-a-kind prize - and invited to defend their crown in 2015. 

 

Spellers will choose their own CHEATS:

 

$600: I BEFORE E
a one letter hint ... limit three per word.

 

$800: ASK YOUR TEAM
you built a crazy smart team ... use them!

 

$1,000: LOOK IN THE DICTIONARY
hopefully you can find what you need in the giant book of words.

 

$1,200: ASK THE AUDIENCE
we’re providing a HUGE audience full of geniuses ... maybe one of them will know.

 

$1,500: ROLL THE DIE
spellers can avoid spelling the word entirely by rolling a large fuzzy die on stage! 

TRIVIA: If they roll odd numbers (1, 3 or 5) they will have to answer a trivia question.

ASSASSIN: If they roll even numbers (2, 4 or 6) they can pass the word onto the speller of their choice to spell instead.

 

$3,000 : REANIMATOR
If you spell a word wrong you can bring yourself "back to life" by preforming a challeange of the judge's choice. (THIS IS LIMITED TO THE TOP THREE FUNDRAISERS)

 

NOTE: No one is allowed to use their smartphones or other devices to hele spell a word!

 

Want to join in on the fun? 

 

Buy your tickets today:  http://2014spellingbee.eventbrite.com?s=26925245

Team Organizer's Photo

Aviel Ginzburg

Amount Raised:

$2,885

Team Organizer's Photo

Kristen Hamilton

Amount Raised:

$2,575

Team Organizer's Photo

Rand Fishkin

Amount Raised:

$3,095

Team Organizer's Photo

Venkat Balasubramani

Amount Raised:

$1,565

Team Organizer's Photo

James Keblas

Amount Raised:

$1,325

Team Organizer's Photo

Will Braden

Amount Raised:

$1,190

Team Organizer's Photo

Jennie Shortridge

Amount Raised:

$1,100

Team Organizer's Photo

Seth Wayne

Amount Raised:

$580

Team Organizer's Photo

Kris Orlowski

Amount Raised:

$250

Team Organizer's Photo

Chris Nishiwaki

Amount Raised:

$225

Team Organizer's Photo

Powerful Schools

Amount Raised:

$6,100