Family Tree Clinic

a spelling bee for cheaters

The more you raise, the more you can cheat.

You’ve heard of walk-a-thons and bowl-a-thons, but we like to do things a little differently. 

Welcome to the 5th annual Spelling Bee for Cheaters, and we want you to join the hive!

It’s team-based spelling, which means you work as a team to earn points for the title of Ultimate Spellers. And the more your team fundraises, the more you can cheat.

Teams will be able to “buy” cheats at the event with the money raised prior. Cheats include letter hints or buying the word for full points. We have some other tricks under our wings that won’t be revealed until the event. But we promise it’ll be a night filled with controlled chaos and hilarity!

Delightful Details

When: October 4, 2018, doors at 6pm and all hive spelling promptly at 6:30pm
Where: Amsterdam Bar & Hall in downtown St. Paul
Why: To support Family Tree Clinic’s groundbreaking programming and have a really good time doing it

Everyone is welcome to attend even if not on a team. Heck, some teams are bringing their own fan clubs.

You can lead a team!

If you want to lead a team, find 3-5 busy bees to join your hive, fundraise and spell like they’ve never spelled before. Or cheat like they’ve never cheated before. Whatever floats your boat.

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Have questions?

Cool. Check out our Spelling Bee FAQ page.

Ready to start raising money?!

We want to make this as easy as possible for you. Check out our handy dandy sheets below for all your fundraising needs. And if you ever have any questions or need anything in particular, please contact Wen at


Interested in sponsoring? Check out our 2018 sponsorship levels, and then contact Wen Brovold, Director of Advancement, at You totally want in on this.

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