Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee

A Wild and Wacky Event for a Great Cause


19th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 6-9 pm
WMU Bernhard Center

Who is the best speller in town? On November 13, teams of great, grown-up spellers from across Kalamazoo will come together for the 19th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee to prove who is head of the hive!

Join us for this festive event featuring a fast-paced, fun-filled spelling challenge, costumed cheer teams, food, and a cash bar. Sponsor a team today!


Sponsor a Team

Help us raise money to provide free books for Kalamazoo County children by sponsoring a team at this year’s Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee. 100% of proceeds benefits Ready to Read, our early childhood literacy program. We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and entertaining community teams to compete for this year’s spelling and team spirit awards. We thank you for helping us to keep this great event going year after year!

Be a Great Grown-up Spelling Bee Sponsor
  • Sponsor with a donation of any amount (see Sponsorship Packet below for more information).
  • Sponsor at the Bronze $500 level or higher and you may opt to send a team to the Bee. You may send your own team or the library will recruit a nonprofit organization to participate on your behalf. New! Sponsor a team and get an extra table for 8 guests to cheer you on!

Download the 2019 Sponsorship Packet PDF | Download the Study Guide PDF


Benefits of Sponsorship


Gold Level ($3,000 and higher)
  • Logo prominently displayed on spellers’ table and in television broadcast credits.
  • Logo featured in library email newsletters, on the library website, in the event program and slideshow.
  • Corporate banner displayed at event.
  • Name placed on Kalamazoo Public Library Wall of Honor.
  • May opt to send a team to the event and NEW! Get an extra table for 8 guests to cheer them on!
  • Listed as sponsor in press releases.
Silver Level ($1,500–$2,999)
  • Name listed in library email newsletters, on the library website, and in the event program and slideshow.
  • Corporate banner displayed at event.
  • Name placed on Kalamazoo Public Library Wall of Honor.
  • May opt to send a team to the event and NEW! Get an extra table for 8 guests to cheer them on!
Bronze Level ($500–$1,499)
  • Name included in sign at event, event program, and library website.
  • May opt to send a team to the event and NEW! Get an extra table for 8 guests to cheer them on!
Book Sponsors ($250–$499)

Name listed in the event program and on the library website.

Letter Sponsor ($100–$249)

Name included in alphabet display at the event and on the library website.

Friends of Children’s Literacy ($1–$99)

Warm fuzzy feeling, knowing you’ve helped put books in children’s hands!


Payment

Send checks payable to “Kalamazoo Public Library” to:
Jill Lansky, Youth Outreach Coordinator
Kalamazoo Public Library
315 S. Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI, 49007

OR contact us to arrange for an invoice.


Contact

Jill Lansky, Youth Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (269) 553-7885


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