826michigan announces second annual Spelling Bee for Honest Cheaters fundraiser
The Second Annual Spelling Bee for Honest Cheaters, Dirty Rotten Spellers, and Mustachioed Heroes will be hosted by Raymond McDaniel, poet and lecturer at the University of Michigan. In addition to three zany rounds of lightning-fast spelling, the event will feature a halftime show with segments such as the Dr. Seuss round, giving audience members a chance to spell on stage and face down words like “hop” and “pop” to win eternal respect and, very possibly, a silly hat.
“We’re confident that this spelling bee will be unlike any other you may have seen,” says 826michigan executive director Amanda Uhle. “It’s going to be fast, fun, and a little bit crazy, and the only authority of the night will be the dictionary. And of course, it’s a chance to indulge in some guilt-free cheating, since all the proceeds will be going to support 826michigan’s free youth education programs.” Spellers will compete in teams of two, raising money in the weeks before the event in order to cheat their way to the top. For more information on how to register as a team or become a business sponsor, call 734-761-3463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets to the Second Annual Spelling Bee for Honest Cheaters, Dirty Rotten Spellers, and Mustachioed Heroes will be available in advance for $12, or $15 on the night of. Proceeds will benefit nonprofit organization 826michigan. For more information about 826michigan and its free creative writing and tutoring programs for children 6-18 in Washtenaw County, please visit www.826michigan.org.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 7:27 p.m.
This sounds like a blast--I would love to do this.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 12:13 p.m.
This is the greatest fundraiser -- great cause, great people, great contest. Who doesn't like a little backup when your own brain can't figure it out?