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February 21, 2017

C-E-L-E-B-R-I-T-Y Spelling Bee benefiting Reading Partners

Join us on Wednesday, March 1 at the 5th annual Reading Partners Celebrity Spelling Bee! The Bee combines corporate support, community engagement, and media attention to support Reading Partners’ literacy intervention program. The event features prominent local celebrities, corporate leaders, and community members coming together for a fun night of competition and celebration!

Local celebrities, including Dallas Cowboys’ Brandon Carr, will compete in an adults-only, Scripps-style spelling bee competition to support Reading Partners North Texas. Check out the full list of participants below:

Katy Blakey, NBC 5, emcee

Kristi Nelson, NBC 5, emcee

Byron Sanders, US Trust, judge


Brandon Carr, Dallas Cowboys

Tyrone Crawford, Dallas Cowboys

John Coleman, owner and chef of Savor and Relish on Klyde Warren Park

WNBA Dallas Wings

Bill DeOre, former editorial cartoonist for the Dallas Morning News

DJ Poizon Ivy, DJ for the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Wings

Lesley McCaslin, Fox Sports

Cary Pierce, member of Jackopierce

Dr. Kent Scribner, Fort Worth ISD superintendent

Michelle Staubach Grimes, children’s author

And YOU!

One lucky audience member will be chosen through a raffle to join a team on stage for competition. Be sure to submit your name (or your friend’s!)  into our raffle during cocktail hour.

Your ticket includes entry into cocktail hour with open bar and appetizers, celebrity entertainment, and entry into the after party at Jorge’s in One Arts Plaza. Check out this short video from last year’s event and visit the event website to learn more. Tickets are available for $40 online.

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors

Make It Count Family Foundation

We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a fun evening at the Reading Partners Celebrity Spelling Bee!

For more information please call Kelly Bush at (469)999-7734 or email

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