Chancellor Denton to be a celeb caller at
spelling bee fundraiser for Santa Cruz Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz is sponsoring a community-wide
adult spelling bee on Sunday, October 16, from 2-5 p.m. at the
Boys & Girls Club. The bee will raise money for the club's
educational, civic, music, sports, and entrepreneurial programs
for youth 7 to 18 years of age, as well as the club's expansion
to Live Oak and Watsonville.
Local celebrity callers--including Chancellor
Denice D. Denton, Santa Cruz Mayor Mike Rotkin, and Cabrillo
College President Brian King--will pronounce the words.
Teams of three spellers will be challenged
by words from the official Scripps Howard Bee Book--words as
easy as "comet," and as arcane as "kamelaukion" (which
are high hats worn by priests of Eastern rites). Fortunately
for all, the spelling list is available for study upon receipt
The first-place team will receive $500 to
give to the nonprofit(s) of their choice in Santa Cruz County,
as well as trophies and bragging rights. The second place team
will receive trophies.
To enter, each team must contribute/raise at least $400. All
contributions are tax deductible. Application
forms are available on the web or at the Boys & Girls
Club and may be mailed to: Boys & Girls Club, P.O. Box 873,
Santa Cruz, CA 95061.
For further information, call Julie Penniman at (831) 423-3138
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