Spectate & More

  • Silent Auction 

    The Silent Auction offers wonderful items, so plan to arrive early to start bidding! Doors open to the public at 1:30, and bidding will continue until the start of the fourth round of the Annual Adult Spelling Bee (around 3:30).  Winners will be announced between the fourth round and the championship round. 

    Pay for your Silent Auction Item here


    Why BEE a part of IPEI’s 20th Annual Spelling bee? 

    The  two decade old family friendly community event with 32 teams of spellers – three team members each – as well as an official pronouncer, timekeeper, and eight judges. IPEI’s signature fundraising event raises funds for IPEI grants for Ithaca City School District teachers. Last year over $50,000 in grants was awarded for projects that enhance the education of ICSD students.

    The Spelling Bee begins at 2:00 p.m. and is free and open to the community, and a play area will be available for children accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Starting at 1:30 p.m. when the doors open there’s a silent auction, and great food by Cornell Catering, and other ways for event spectators to participate.

    In advance of the Bee, advertisements can be purchased in the event program, and spellers will be seeking community support.

    It’s Easy to Support Spellers and Spelling Bee Teams Online!