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7th Annual Spelling Bee Friday, October 19, 2018 | 7:00 PM Yale School of Management, 165 Whitney Avenue, New Haven

About Us

New Haven Reads is dedicated to building a city of readers by providing a variety of critical literacy services to the Greater New Haven area. Our largest program is our after school, one-on-one tutoring for children who struggle with reading. All programs are free of charge.

Our Spelling Bee

Our 7th annual Spelling Bee will take place on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7pm. Proceeds support critical literacy programs.

The Structure of the Bee

The Spelling Bee is for adult teams of three who compete in “swarms” or initial rounds of seven teams. Teams work together to spell each word writing the word and displaying it for the judges to approve. The last team standing in each “swarm” competes in the final. Winners receive a trophy and the glory of being the NHR Spelling Bee Champs! Teams have an opportunity to create a team name and to dress up. We also offer a cash bar, food, and dessert bar in the foyer. Two emcees to run the show. A Word Master presents the words and three judges and a timekeeper oversee the Bee. The Bee typically lasts for two hours.

About our 42 Teams

The Bee is aimed at adults from the Greater New Haven area. Event sponsors receive a team entry as part of their sponsorship. You will read more about the details of sponsorship in the following pages. Should a sponsor choose to waive the chance to participate, the spot will be given to a community team and the sponsor will be credited in the program.

Join in on the fun!

The Spelling Bee is open to the public and all are welcome. Teams are encouraged to bring along friends, family, and coworkers to cheer them on! We expect to have over 375 people in attendance. The event is an excellent advertising opportunity via the event program, signage, and tote bag, not to mention pre-event exposure on our website and social media. We hope you will join us!

Please join us in this fun-filled event to benefit children in our community!


SPONSORSHIP MENU Platinum Sponsorship $5,000 (“Bee”FF) CORE ELEMENTS:

Headline sponsor for The New Haven Reads Spelling Bee, with the most prominent corporate logo representation built into every marketing/ communication piece that goes out prior to the event and on all signage and attendee materials at the event. Also included: • Most prominent logo on tote bags • Opportunity to speak on stage during the event and present prizes to winners • Recognition announcement by Emcee at the event • Full page program advertisement (dimensions: 8.5” H x 5.5” W) • Two team entries for six people total ($450 value) • Prominent recognition on website/social media, incl. your corporate logo and biography • There will be no more than one Platinum sponsor per event

Gold Sponsorship $2,500 (“Bee”lievers) CORE ELEMENTS:

• Logo on all event materials, web page, social media, and tote bags • Recognition announcement by Emcee at the event • Full page program advertisement (dimensions 8.5” H x 5.5” W) •One team entry for three people total ($225 value)

Silver Sponsorship $1,500 (Bee’s Knees) CORE ELEMENTS: • • • •

Logo on all event materials, web page, social media, and tote bags Recognition announcement by Emcee at the event Half page program advertisement (dimensions 4.25” H x 5.5” W) One team entry for three people total ($225 value)

Bronze Sponsorship $750 (Bee Keepers) CORE ELEMENTS:

• Logo on web page, social media, and tote bags • Recognition announcement by Emcee at the event • Quarter page program advertisement (dimensions 2.12” H x 5.5” W) • One team entry for three people total ($225 value)

How Your Business Can Support the Spelling Bee “BEE”A SPONSOR

With a range of sponsorship levels from $750 to $5,000 – we have a package to suit your budget and your marketing goals. Each sponsorship package includes a team in the event and an advertisement in the program. See our separate Sponsorship Menu for further details.

ADVERTISE IN THE PROGRAM

All ads will be printed in black and white. o Full page (dimensions: 8.5” H x 5.5” W) $500 o ½ page (dimensions: 4.25” H x 5.5” W) $250 o ¼ page (dimensions: 2.12” H x 5.5” W) $150

Please send artwork to spellingbee@newhavenreads.org by September 14. Please fill in Program Ad Response form & mail payment by September 14 to: New Haven Reads Attn. Spelling Bee 45 Bristol Street New Haven, CT 06511

SPONSOR A TEAM

includes a ¼ page program ad & recognition o Sponsor a Community Team or send a team from your company or organization - $225 o Hold an internal spelling bee to choose your NHR Spelling Bee team!

DONATE AN IN-KIND ITEM FOR OUR PRIZES OR FREE DRAWINGS FOR THE AUDIENCE o You will receive recognition in the program

SPREAD THE WORD!

o Connect to New Haven Reads via social media and share our “Spelling Bee Word of the Day” starting in October and other Spelling Bee information. o Hold an internal Spelling Bee to choose your Spelling Bee team!

We are open to ideas for helping you promote your brand and company at the Spelling Bee. Please contact Fiona at spellingbee@newhavenreads.org to discuss customized options.


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