Corporate Spelling Bee

Spell for Phi·lan·thro·py

The Corporate Spelling Bee combines fun, food, laughter, and genius in a great community-wide event. As local businesses and organizations spell their way to success, they also help raise awareness of literacy efforts in the Tarrant County area.

Proceeds of the Bee support the mission of the Tarrant Literacy Coalition, which works to improve the quality and increase the quantity of adult literacy services for adults in and around Tarrant County.

These spellers from The Stayton at Museum Way know how to have FUN at our annual Corporate Spelling Bee! Click to join in on the fun and ensure you are on the list to receive your Bee invitation.

De·vel·op Team Spirit

Line up your spellers. Each team is comprised of three (3) adult spellers chosen by the sponsoring business or organization. In addition, each team is encouraged to have an alternate speller in case someone cannot attend the day of the Bee.

Plan your strategy. Hold practice meetings and study "Spell-It" books provided by the Coalition. Teams designate a lead speller to speak for the team, and because the competition is fierce, make sure to practice your favorite spelling technique.

Recruit your cheering squad. Team spirit isn't just for the spellers. Encourage enthusiasm and team participation by holding a qualifying internal spelling bee, supporting the spellers with a cheering section, or by crafting a team name...and even costumes!

The Com·pe·ti·tion

The competition starts out with a warm-up round of words related to the industry or field of expertise of the sponsoring organization. Don't forget the Wordmaster is willing to assist teams by using the word in a sentence. Trust us, ask for a sentence - and a definition! Following rounds will quickly increase in difficulty until the Champion is declared.

Sound rigorous? Arduous? Formidable? Daunting? The Bee is all of that and much, much more!

As a reward for bravery and savvy, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams receive gift bags full of certificates and prizes from great local restaurants, stores, and sporting venues who generously donate to make the prize packages worth thousands of dollars! The 1st place winner is also awarded the beautiful traveling Corporate Spelling Bee trophy, with the team name engraved on a plaque. And to add a little flair to the evening, we give a prize to the team that is the most popular with the audience, so our teams REALLY get into the spirit of the night with costumes, signs and so much more!

The Rotary Club of Fort Worth helped start the Tarrant Literacy Coalition and hosted the very first Corporate Spelling Bee. The Club's team always comes up with a fun theme for its team! By participating as a Bee Sponsor, your organization will be listed on our website, on promotional materials, and in the event program.

Par·tic·i·pate as a Sponsor- It's Easy!

There are a number of different ways you can get involved in the Bee. Contact us for more details. We are especially grateful to the 2016 Corporate Spelling Bee sponsors, listed below.

Atmos Energy
Lockheed Martin


BNSF Railway
JPS Foundation
Roger & Jane Nober
Texas Christian University
Dennis and Kathryn Thompson

Acme Brick Company
Baylor Scott and White Health
Cook Children's Health Care System
GM Financial
Hillwood Properties, A Perot Company
Mark and Jill "J.R." Labbe
Rotary Club of Fort Worth
Rylander, Clay & Opitz, LLP
The Stayton at Museum Way
Tarrant County - Judge B. Glen Whitley
Teak Tree Capital
Texas Wesleyan University
Joan Trew - Williams Trew Real Estate
United Way of Tarrant County

Freese & Nichols, Inc.
Red and Julie Goldstein
Oncor Electric Delivery
Mrs. Renfro's Gourmet Salsa

You can also support the Bee with prize donations and individual ticket purchases. Contact us for more information.

Returning champions, Wesleyan Crushers have held on to the Traveling Trophy for two years now. Will they win again in 2016? Sign up to sponsor your own team! We give away great prizes and the top team goes home with this great trophy! Click to contact our office to find out how to become a sponsor and compete in the Bee.

Past Cham·pi·ons

  • 2011 - Texas Christian University
  • 2010 - United Way of Tarrant County
  • 2008 - Texas Christian University
  • 2012 - Acme Brick
  • 2013 - Acme Brick
  • 2014 - Texas Wesleyan University
  • 2015 - Texas Wesleyan University
  • Tickets to the Corporate Spelling Bee are $50 per person, which includes a catered dinner and admission to the Spelling Bee competition.

    Click on this link or the blue DONATE button at the top of the page to make your reservations.