Spellebrate Lorain County: A Night At The Bee Fundraiser Scheduled for June 21 to Support Volunteer Projects in Lorain County

6.8.18 - United Way of Greater Lorain County and HandsOn Northeast Ohio invite the public to its joint fundraiser, Spellebrate Lorain County: A Night At The Bee, on Thursday, June 21 at the Emerald Event Center, 33040 Just Imagine Drive in Avon. The event is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and is presented by Northwest Bank.

This team-based community spelling bee is a fun and informal event unlike any other spelling bee where you don’t actually have to be a good speller to have a great time, and it has a unique twist where spectators can win too. 
Teams of four compete in the spelling bee for a $1,000 grand prize and advance on their own spelling merit. However, spectators can affiliate themselves with a team in the competition and can help influence the outcome of the game by saving their favorite teams from elimination, and can win a 50/50 raffle if their affiliated team wins the spelling bee.
In addition to the spelling bee and 50/50 raffle, the evening also includes sideboard raffles and a silent auction featuring prizes and packages from local businesses.
The event is in support of the Lorain County Volunteer Connection, a partnership between United Way and HandsOn. All money raised from the event will go towards supplies for ongoing volunteer projects and will allow local agencies to get more work done through the Lorain County Volunteer Connection.
“When we created this event three years ago our goal was for it to be unique and for it to be a lot of fun, and I think we’ve done that,” said United Way of Greater Lorain County marketing and development director Ryan Aroney. “Now in our third year, we’re starting to attract a loyal following and have built some excitement around Spellebrate. This year will be our biggest one yet and we’re hopeful to add more people from the community who want to have fun while supporting a great cause.”
Individual tickets for the event are $30 and include dinner and a drink ticket. A limited amount of team slots are still available. Registration for a team of four is $200, which also includes dinner and a drink ticket for all four team members. Team registration is available through June 14. Tickets and registration are available at uwloraincounty.org/spellebrate or by calling the United Way office at 440-277-6530.
The master of ceremonies for Spellebrate will be Super Dave Andrews of WOBL Gold Country radio and the official pronouncer of the spelling bee will be Bruce VanDyke of AM 930 WEOL radio. The evening will also feature music and entertainment from DJ Jeff Edwards of Just Dreaming Entertainment.