A SPELLING BEE FOR CHEATERS
826LA and the creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee host a spelling bee to raise money for 826LA’s free writing and tutoring programs for children.
Sign up at: www.826la.org/spellingbee
Teams of two or more will compete in a spelling bee to determine the “world’s best speller” and raise money for charity. The more money a team raises, the closer they are to winning.
Saturday, August 14th at 2PM
Location: Lincoln Middle School, Santa Monica, California
826LA Presents: A SPELLING BEE FOR CHEATERS, a tournament of verbal smarts and fraudulence hosted by 826LA and the creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The event will take place on August 14th, 2010, at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA. Participants will register online and raise money beforehand to increase their chances of winning. This year, Dave Eggers, Spike Jonze, Jimmy Kimmel, Laraine Newman, Dianna Agron, and others will be there to out-spell and out-cheat the competition.
All money goes to support 826LA’s free writing and tutoring programs for Los Angeles students, ages 6-18. Registration is open to the public at http://www.826la.org/spellingbee.
When & Where
826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
With this in mind, we provide after-school and in-school tutoring, creative workshops, field trips, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications.
All of our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.