The fifth annual Spellebrate Lorain County: Battle of the Champions, took place virtually on our Youtube Channel Thursday, July 16th. The event was presented by Queen Bee title sponsor Northwest Bank.
This year, 3 past champion teams, The Great Gats-Bees, from the Lorain Public Libraries; Oberlin Rotary’s Team Servise Above Selph; and the Wordly-Wise, a group of residents from Kendal at Oberlin, competed head-to-head to be crowned the 2020 Spelling Bee Champion.
The team that raised the most money, Servise Above Selph, was awarded the “Con-bee-niality Award.” Donors were also entered into a drawing, with one lucky donor winning a free pizza a month from Lorenzo’s Pizzeria in Oberlin.
After rounds of no missed words, they went into a sudden death round.
The championship trophy went to “The Great Gatsbys” from the Lorain Public Libraries, their second win in five years. The event raised $18,291, that will go directly to the United Community Assistance Network, which helps to support local families facing financial hardships, many of whom have been affected by COVID-19.