Family Tree Clinic

Spelling Bee for Cheaters FAQ

Join us Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall in downtown St. Paul! It’s team-based spelling and all proceeds benefit Family Tree Clinic. The more money your team raises, the more cheats you can “buy” at the event. Cheats include letter hints or an entire word. Plus, we’ll have some other wacky ideas up our sleeves.


Q: How does it work, again?
A: Be a team leader or join a team. Use this amazingly simple fundraising site to raise all the monies in the world with ease. You can click here to get started!  Show up at the Amsterdam Oct. 3rd and get ready to spell or cheat or do a little bit of both. Let’s be real, a little bit of both will be happening.

Q: I want to lead a team! What do I do?
A: Register here. Find 3-5 awesome people to join your hive. Encourage your bees to use social media, emails, phone calls, and conversations to ask for donations. Every team is asked to raise at least $1,200 (last year the average team total was $1,300), and we promise to give you all the tools you need to buzz way beyond that!

Q: Can I fundraise offline, like by collecting cash and checks?
A: You bet. Cash or checks and money raised on platforms like Facebook (otherwise known as offline donations) can be entered into your fundraising totals. Just make sure to bring any cash and checks to the event. Checks should be made out to Family Tree Clinic.

Q: How do I win?
A: Well, you can scam, swindle or even spell your way to the top. But if you’re already registered, you’re a winner in our book!

Q: I’m not on a team. Can I come and watch?
A: Please do! The more, the merrier. In fact, spectators can participate by purchasing stingers at the event. it’s a great way to help your favorite bees reach the top!

Q: Can I sponsor the event?
A: Yes! That would be amazing!  You can contact John to get more details and sign up.

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