Join us for Spell Ball 2017!

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We invite you to join us on Tuesday evening, March 28th, 2017 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, located at 2423 West 26th Street, for Joplin NALA Read’s Annual Spell Ball

The goal of this event is to promote literacy awareness and raise $10,000 to close the book on illiteracy.  Low literacy affects entire communities. In Jasper and Newton County there are over 11,000 adults who lack basic literacy skills. Individuals at the lowest level of literacy have a higher unemployment rate, increased healthcare costs, a higher incarceration rate, and a lower earning potential. More alarming, children living in educationally and economically disadvantaged homes often enter school behind their peers and are more likely to drop out of school. The cycle of low literacy continues.

Your participation in Spell Ball supports adult learners in their efforts to increase essential skills – skills that give access to a better life and make a positive impact in our community.

There are a number of ways you can help out at Spell Ball:

Enter a Team

1.     Enter a team of three players for $150.

Sponsor an Inning

2.     Be a Spell Ball sponsor (you don’t have to spell!)

3.     Contribute items for a silent auction.

4.     Volunteer to help during Spell Ball.

5.     Come out to Spell Ball and cheer on the teams!

There is still time to step up to the plate! Download the 2017 Spell Ball Word List

There is still time to step up to the plate! Download the 2017 Spell Ball Word List

Whatever you decide, we will be glad to accept your contribution and recognize you in our event program and advertisements. We look forward to your joining us for the 2017 Spell Ball Games. For your convenience, click one of the buttons above to enter your team or sponsor an inning with an online donation. Fill out the form below to register your team or be an inning sponsor with payment via cash or check. Use the form below to request additional information or to donate to our silent auction or volunteer at our event.

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Phone: 417.782.2646           email:  joplinnala@123mail.org


Congratulations to League 'LA' on your All-Star Spell Ball 2016 WIN

2016 ALL-STAR TEAMS:

-  Martin Luther School 2nd Grade                                                      -  Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School 2nd Grade
-  Freeman Health System                                                                  -  Mercy
-  Empire District Electric Co.                                                              -  PrimeTime Rentals
-  Southwest Missouri Bank                                                                -  MSSU - PRSSA
-  AAUW (American Association of University Women)                      -  Dan & Shy Rees (past champions)


CONGRATULATIONS SPELL BALL 2015 WINNERS!

Champions  --  Heartland Concert Band
Consolation Award  --  Leggett & Platt

Sportsmanship Award  --  W-Cubed
Spirit Award  --  AAUW


CONGRATULATIONS SPELL BALL 2014 WINNERS!

Champions  --  AAUW
Consolation Award  --  W-Cubed

Sportsmanship Award  --  Heartland Concert Band 
Spirit Award  --  Freeman Health System Spellcheck


CONGRATULATIONS SPELL BALL 2013 WINNERS!

Champions  --  First Christian Church
Consolation Award  --  Freeman "Social Spellers"

Sportsmanship Award  --  Leggett & Platt 
Spirit Award  --  Kiwanis Club of Joplin