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The Growing Place First Annual Spelling Bee Photo

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EVENT DATE: Apr 25, 2015

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Apr 25, 2015

Join us for drinks and dessert 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 Santa Monica for The Growing Place's "First Annual Spelling Bee". During the Spelling Bee - award winning comedians will put our Speller's skills to the test while keeping you on the edge of your seat, working those ab muscles from laughing so hard, and ask yourself what 

 

Proceeds will benefit The Growing Place, a Santa Monica based non-profit that has been providing early education to Westside Families for 30 years! 

 

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 Spelling Bee. 

 

  • Cheats are like “lifelines” - spellers will use their fundraised amounts to purchase cheats so that when they're in a bind, they can get help. This can be anything from asking the audience, looking in the dictionary, etc. Ultimately - all of the funds will go to The Growing Place to support their programs! NOTE: No one is allowed to use their smartphones or other devices to help spell a word!

 

  • Spellers will be eliminated as words are misspelled, the last one standing will be crowned the winner. Our winner will take home bragging rights and a one-of-a-kind prize - and their team will defend their crown in 2016. 

 

 

Want to join in on the fun? 

 

Tickets will be made available for purchase SOON!

 

Team Organizer's Photo

The Talking Chairs

Amount Raised:

$8,629

Team Organizer's Photo

The Sunsational Spellerz

Amount Raised:

$7,570

Team Organizer's Photo

Star Spangled Spellers

Amount Raised:

$5,955

Team Organizer's Photo

Sky Sky Spellybean

Amount Raised:

$6,111

Team Organizer's Photo

The Bee-Yonce's

Amount Raised:

$5,571

Team Organizer's Photo

Friends of TGP

Amount Raised:

$110