Call for Lawyers: Lawyers for Literacy Spelling Bee Needs You
(October 8, 2013 — Orlando, Fla.) The Adult Literacy League and the Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association are seeking additional teams for the 4th annual Lawyers for Literacy Spelling Bee, an essential fundraiser for the Adult Literacy League.
Last year, GrayRobinson and Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor and Reed tied for first place. Teams consist of two participants, one of which must be an attorney. However, Individuals may pool together to create a team or smaller law firms can also pool together. New teams should contact Jennifer Grozio as soon as possible: .
The next Spelling Bee Champion of the Year will be crowned on October 24, 2013, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown, 60 South Ivanhoe Boulevard. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes a bountiful buffet, a cash bar and lucky prize drawings. Individual tickets are $100. Sponsorships are available.
Lawyers for Literacy Spelling Bee received the 2010 Outstanding Public Service Project Award of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Affiliate Outreach Conference, and it was nominated for the Best Philanthropic Service Organization for National Philanthropy Day in 2012.
For 10 years, a spelling bee was the signature fundraiser for the Adult Literacy League. In 2010, a group of young attorneys added their own spin to the event to raise awareness of the importance of adult and family literacy among the legal community, creating the Lawyers for Literacy Spelling Bee. The event has since attracted more than 100 legal professionals in Central Florida and raised more than $73,000.
For ticket and sponsorship information, visit www.adultliteracyleague.org, or call 407.422.1540.
Lawyers for Literacy Spelling Bee raises awareness and funds for the Adult Literacy League, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides literacy services and information to eager learners in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Proceeds from the event will benefit the 1,000+ adults currently enrolled in one-to-one tutoring and classes at the Adult Literacy League. The funds will also be used to purchase books and learning materials for the more than 300 low-income preschool children enrolled in the “Read to Me! Book Club” – a family literacy program.