Thursday: Spelling Battle Royal to Fight Sexual Abuse @ ComedySportz Arena | Food, Beer, Wine

Our partners at Portland's VoiceBox Karaoke are sponsoring a Spelling Bee this Thursday night down the street from them at ComedySportz in NW PDX. All proceeds provide counseling for sexual abuse victims through SOSSA: Speaking Out on Sibling Sexual Abuse — a local non-profit dedicated to the prevention and awareness of sibling sexual abuse and support for survivors.

Also, there will be free snacks from Voodoo and Elephant's, plus wine and beer at “affordable prices”.

From press release:

Kick B-U-T-T at the RUMBLE BEE!
A Spelling Battle Royal to Fight Sexual Abuse on October 21, 2010

ComedySportz Arena
1963 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209

On October 21st, the RUMBLE BEE will dis-spell Portlanders' notions of traditional grade-school spelling bees as amateur contestants battle each other in an ever-challenging obstacle course of wordplay.

Local improv comedians Jason Barnes and Scott Simon, assisted by SPECIAL GUEST OREGON STATE SENATOR CHIP SHIELDS, will run the show as players endure an unrelenting torrent of letters in the timed Speed Round, the cooperative Spell Together Round, the syncopated Staccato Round, and the particularly evil Audience Choice round — all while being supported by our house CHEERLEADERS: The Spell's Belles.

Rewarded for their skill, showmanship, or just having the right raffle ticket, competitors and audience members alike will win PRIZwES from our list of generous sponsors such as ComedySportz, Voicebox Karaoke Lounge, Portland Center Stage, the Coho Theater, and more!

Hungry for more than total syllabic devastation? Tear into free snacks courtesy of Voodoo Donuts and Elephants Delicatessen, and quench your thirst with beer and wine at great prices!

The SUGGESTED DONATION for contestants is just $10 and $15 spectators. VIP TICKETS are available for only $22 and include entry, premium seating, two drinks and ten raffle tickets — a $28 value. All proceeds provide counseling for sexual abuse victims through SOSSA: Speaking Out on Sibling Sexual Abuse — a local non-profit dedicated to the prevention and awareness of sibling sexual abuse and support for survivors. In its second year of operation, SOSSA continues to expand their support and education services every month.

The ComedySportz Arena is located at 1963 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209. The throwdown begins at 7:30 PM, doors open at 7:00 PM. The RUMBLE BEE is an ALL AGES event, although some content may be rated PG-13. Tickets are available at the door (cash only) or pay by credit card by emailing [email protected] for instructions.

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