The 11th annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee was another night of fun and successful fundraising for our Ready to Read program.
Many folks with serious day-time responsibilities put on outlandish costumes and brightly colored wigs and acted “wild and wacky,” as we say, all for a good cause - to raise money to purchase books to give to at-risk children in Kalamazoo County.
Teams of eight adults – two courageous spellers and six outrageous cheerleaders – provided the fun. The spellers competed in two 60-second rounds of face paced spelling – some easy words, some definitely not easy! Their six cheerleaders inspired their spellers and entertained the audience with a 2-3 minute cheer.
And the winners are….
BUT the real winners are the kids who will get the books, often the very first book of their own. About $24,000 was raised at the Spelling Bee. That will buy a lot of books.
You can watch the fun on Public Media Network, Channel 95:
- Monday, November 21, 7 pm
- Wednesday, November 23, 9 pm
- Sunday, November 27, 2 pm
We know how to have fun for a good cause!!
Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee