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