We B-E-E Spelling: For iMentor
EVENT DATE: Apr 09, 2015
BEE PARTICIPANT SPOTS ARE OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!
We B-E-E Spelling is not your average spelling bee… Join us for an evening of language, libations, and laughs as contestants compete for geeky glory at this one-of-a-kind adult spelling bee! We Bee Creative and McGraw Hill Education are partnering to fundraise for iMentor, a nonprofit organization that builds mentoring relationships that empower students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. To learn more about iMentor, visit www.imentor.org or sign up to become a mentor. You can also follow iMentor on Facebook and Twitter.
When: Thursday, April 9th - 6:00pm - 9:30pm (spelling bee starts at 7:00pm)
Where: Pioneers, 138 W. 29th Street (Between 6th and 7th Avenues), NYC
To get involved:
Sign up for the bee: select “set up your fundraiser” then “start your own”. You can then invite others to sponsor you!
Sponsor a speller: select “donate to a fundraiser” then select the speller you want to sponsor
The suggested minimum donation for attendance is $20, but higher donations come with more rewards! See details below. The event costs are covered, so 100% of your funds go directly to iMentor as a tax deductible donation.
We B-E-E Spelling RULES
Twenty-five participants take turns attempting to spell words. If a speller misspells his/her given word, he/she is out of the competition. If the speller successfully spells his/her word, he/she advances to the next round of competition and is awarded one free drink ticket. The winner receives an awesome grand prize and bragging rights. (Must be 21+ to compete)
As a member of a We B-E-E Spelling crowd, you are expected to get loud in supporting and/or harassing your brave friends and co-workers gracing the stage. But words can only do so much to help or hurt those on stage. As such, we’ve come up with SKIP and SABOTAGE cards.
SKIP - Give a speller a “get out of jail free” pass and allow them to skip their given word for another word!
SABOTAGE - Throw a wrench in a speller’s game and give them an extremely difficult word to spell!
A SABOTAGE can ONLY be used BEFORE the word is announced to the speller!
A SKIP can ONLY be used AFTER the word is announced to the speller!
A SKIP can be used to CANCEL a SABOTAGE ONLY when played by THE SPELLER on stage.
ATTENDING, PARTICIPATING AND DONATING
DONATING TO ATTEND OR SUPPORT A SPELLER: Pick a speller below to support with your donation. Please note whether you will be attending in the comments box on the speller’s page.
- $20 donation - entrance to the event
- $50 per person - entrance to the event + drink ticket + handwritten ‘thank you’ note
- $100 per person - entrance to the event + exclusive event t-shirt (include size in comments) + drink ticket + SKIP or SABOTAGE
- $150 per person - entrance to the event + exclusive event t-shirt (include size in comments) + drink ticket + SKIP and SABOTAGE
- $250 per person - entrance to the event +exclusive event t-shirt (include size in comments) + two hour open bar + SKIP and SABOTAGE
- $300 per person - all of the above + "Choose a Word for the Bee" + shoutout at the event when your word is used
WANT TO SPELL?: Make a fundraising page with a $1,000 goal and donate an initial $40 for your participation fee. Fundraise as much as possible in order to secure your place as a participant in the bee! Only the TOP 20 fundraisers will be guaranteed a spot in the competition. The first ten (10) fundraisers to surpass their $1,000 fundraising goal are guaranteed a spot in the bee. The TOP overall fundraiser will win a great prize and will be given the EASIEST word to start out the spelling bee!
What happens if I raise funds but don’t finish in the TOP 20?
Don’t be too upset; you did a great thing and we love you for it. You should be proud! And we’re going to hook you up for doing your best.
If you fall short of the TOP 20 but raise…
$150 - $299 you will receive 2 free drink tickets and an exclusive event t-shirt.
$300 - $499 you will receive an open bar for one (1) hour and an exclusive event t-shirt.
$500 - $999 you will receive an open bar for two (2) hours and an exclusive event t-shirt.