Adult Team Spelling Bee

Esteban's Fiesta Shack
402 W. Main St.
League City, TX 77573
November 3, 2022
6 PM


The Cause

Our annual League City Rotary Adult Team Spelling Bee raises funds to support projects benefiting the local community. One of Rotary's goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
Rotary Interntaional reports, "More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population."
In 1985, Rotary International acknowledged literacy not only as a pressing concern, but also as a pre-condition for attaining peace in the world. Since chartering in 1980,  the League City Rotary Club has promoted literacy. League City Rotarains helped start the Readers Make Leaders program in League City elementary schools, provided new books for students in local elementary schools and have supported other local literacy initiatives.

Ways to Participate

This is an adult only event.
Form a Team
Are you a spelling whiz??? Do you have what it takes to bring home the coveted Adult Team Spelling Bee trophy? A team consists of three adult members, 18 years of age and older. Teams are encouraged to wear costumes or matching shirts.  No individual spellers. No more than 12 teams will be allowed to participate.  $150 Team Registration includes fajita dinner for the three players. Cash bar available. Registration deadline is October 31, 2022. Teams registered and paid by October 20, 2022 will receive a study guide.
Come and watch
Purchase individual tickets for non-players for $40.  A ticket includes entry into the event and fajita dinner.  Cash bar available.  Deadline to purchase a ticket is October 31, 2022.  No refunds will be issued.
Buy Teams or Tickets HERE!

The Rules

• Teams consist of three adults over the age of 21. No individual players.
• Teams will check in at the Team Check In table and draw for order of play.
You will pick up your packet and Vaccines. You may also buy vaccines at $20.00 each that evening. No vaccines sold after 7:00 p.m. night of the event
• No pens, pencils, phones, etc may be used to help spell the word.
• Dr. Jerry Fliger will be the Bee Keeper and will call out the words.
• You have 60 seconds to confer with your teammates and begin spelling the word or use a Buzz Off Vaccine. Only one person will spell the word. Once spelling begins, there will be no help from your teammates.
• Use of a Buzz Off Vaccine means you may pass on spelling the word to the next team who must spell it.
• Once you begin spelling the word, you have 60 seconds to complete the spelling of the word.
• Our timer will give you a warning when you have 30 seconds left and when time is up.
• A misspelled word means elimination from the competition unless you use a Stinger Vaccine.
• You must immediately use your Stinger Vaccine to remain in the game.
• When a lightning round is played, no vaccines may be used.
• If necessary, the judge’s decision will be final. Our judge for the evening is Amy Killgore.

Our Sponsors

Sponsorships are available! 
Honeycomb Sponsorship $2000.00
  • 4 individual tickets to the event
  • Name and logo on food and beverage area and name on serviceware
  • Name included on all signage, printed material, social media, and night of event
SOLD---Awards Sponsorship---SOLD
  • 4 tickets to the event
  • Name included on awards table, social media, and night of event
SOLD---Head of the Hive---SOLD
  • 4 tickets to the event
  • 10 bookplates and books donated to League City Elementary Book Vending Machine in sponsor's name
  • Name/logo on Bee Hive cards
  • Name include on signage and night of event
SOLD---Cookie Sponsor---SOLD
  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Name/logo on cookie bags
  • Name include on signage and night of event
SOLD---Vaccine Sponsorship---SOLD
Vaccines may be used to enhance playing.  Stinger Vaccine may be used to stay in another round when team misspells the word.  Buzz Off Vaccine may be used to stay another round by passing the word to the next team who must spell theword correctly to stay in the game.
  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Name/logo on all vaccines
  • Name include on signage and night of event
If you are interested in a sponsorship, please email us at or fill in the contact form below which will direct to our event chair.

2021 Adult Team Spelling Bee Winners

It's a THRE-PEAT Clear Springs Chargers!  Clear Springs has won the Bee for the third year in a row. The winning word, prancer, was spelled the fasted in the last lightening round.
Winning team members are William Chiang, Andrea Gautney, and Linda Deckert.
Clear Springs High School
Clear Springs High School
Clear Springs High School
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