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GREAT GROWN-UP SPELLING BEE TO BENEFIT LITERACY
COALITION SET FOR OCT. 15
Literacy Coalition Board Members Dr. Rob Gingras and Ginny Neal to Co-Chair
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., Sept. 2, 2015 – The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County is recruiting teams and sponsors for the upcoming Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee. The fundraiser is at 6 p.,m., Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace in West Palm Beach.
The co-chairs for the fun competition are Literacy Coalition Board Members Dr. Rob Gingras, associate dean of Academic Affairs at the Eissey Campus of Palm Beach State College, and Ginny Neal.
This year’s Presenting Sponsor is LegalYou. Publix Super Market Charities is a Bee Hive sponsor. Registered teams include Akerman, LLP; Hale, Shaw & Pfaffenberger, P.A. ; LegalYou; Levenger; Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.; Lynn University; Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System; Palm Beach State College; Public Super Market Charities; The Palm Beach Post; Greenberg Traurig, P.A.; and WPBF 25 News. Sponsorship opportunities include:
WPTV News Channel 5 Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle will emcee the event. The public is invited to watch and cheer on the spellers.
All proceeds will help fund the many programs provided by the Coalition, including Adult Literacy, After School Reads, Budding Readers, Glades Family Education, Building Better Readers, Turning Bullies into Buddies, Literacy AmeriCorps, Parent-Child Home, Reach Out and Read, Read Together Palm Beach County, Village Readers Family Education, and Workplace and Community Education.
For more information, visit www.pbcliteracy.org, or call 561-279-9103.
About the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County
For 25 years the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County has worked to improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy. One in seven adults in our county is unable to read and understand information found in books, newspapers and manuals and nearly half of all third graders are not reading on grade level. Through extensive outreach and collaboration with a network of community partners, the Literacy Coalition strives to ensure that individuals who need to improve their literacy skills receive the help they need. By providing
services to more than 27,000 adults, children and families each year, the Literacy Coalition’s goal is for every child and every adult in Palm Beach County to be able to read.
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