Friends of Broadway's Highway to Spell 2019

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Friends of Broadway's Highway to Spell 2019

The Friends of Broadway Highway to Spell is the final, but funniest, fundraiser of the school year, bringing together our most courageous parents to compete in this comedic twist on a traditional spelling bee. With the professional improv actors from The Spelling Bee Company as our judges, our adult spellers will use their sound-it-out talents, best guess instincts and fundraised cheats as they battle their way to Spelling Bee victory!

Come join us for this fun-filled, adult-only event and see what other Broadway parents look like without children in tow! Dinner and drinks are part of the festivities, including special contributions from Broadway family-owned restaurants and eateries. The evening includes dinner, two drinks, and entertainment. 

6-7:30 pm Dinner, drinks and socializing

7:30-9:30 pm The Spelling Bee (with 15 minute intermission)

9:30 - 10:00 pm High-5s and Victory Dance 

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact

Parking: Plentiful parking in the church parking lot, or on Maple or 14th Street. Please plan to drive responsibly.

Attire: Casual - come as you are!


If you are unable to join in on the fun, you can still make a donation to your favorite team here to help ensure the success of the event. 

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Saturday May 18th
Mt Olive Lutheran Church, 1343, Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA
1343 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

What is an Adult Spelling Bee?
Friends of Broadway's Second Annual Highway to Spell

EVENT DATE: May 18, 2019

Join us for dinner, drinks, and uproarious entertainment at the Friends of Broadway Highway to Spell.

This hilarious evening of light competition and comedy is being brought to the Broadway community by the creators of Tony Award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee Company will bring the trappings of a real spelling bee to us, including their professional comedian/judges who will test our team leader’s spelling abilities on the Highway to Spell

How the fundraising part works:

  • Each team will put forth a speller to represent their awesomeness on the Highway to Spell. 
  • Just in case their speller is totally awesome, but not a great speller, teams are fundraising to increase their chances of winning. The money a team raises will purchase cheats that may be used during the Bee. Cheats are like lifelines that can get them hints or other help when they are stuck on a word. In the end all the money will go to Friends of Broadway, but this pit-stop on the Highway to Spell means all of our teams will be highly motivated to work harder for the money!
  • Just like in a real spelling bee, if a word is misspelled, the speller is out. The spelling challenges (and laughter) continue until just one speller remains. 

Last year we raised over $20,000 to support the incredible Language Immersion programs at Broadway. This year we hope to surpass that mark. Thanks for helping us reach our goal!

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