Some brains will be revving into high gear as the inaugural Grown-Up Spelling Bee Benefit is set for from 7-10 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Nightshop. 

The charity event will benefit Bloom Community School and will be hosted by WGLT’s Ryan Denham.

Anyone who wants to compete in the contest can register for an admission of $20 and face off against some of the community’s brightest minds. While those who want to spectate can pay the $5 admission fee and cheer on their friends or other competitors during the night.

In case some potential competitors are curious about how they will handle the challenge, the event will start off with “warm up” categories then when everyone has had a chance to get their brains ready for the real challenge they will move on to more challenging categories.

During the event there will be teams of at least three competitors each. Groups of friends can all compete together if they would like to or sign up individually.

Those who decide to sign up by themselves will have an opportunity to be paired up with celebrity contestants like 2018 National Spelling Bee Winner’s seventh grade teacher or a published author.

Along with the high intensity spelling bee there will also be other mini events that people can participate in. Some of the extra events include a raffle drawing, a Split the Pot, along with a silent auction that will include prizes like dog training services and logo designing.

RAFAEL MENCHACA is a News Reporter for The Vidette. He can be contacted at rmencha@ilstu.edu Follow him on Twitter at @kuma_topics_

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