Spell Ball 2017 is a $7,500 Grand Slam for Literacy

Thank you teams, sponsors, and fans! You raised $7500 which will provide 500 hours of instruction to adult learners, helping them increase essential skills - skills that give access to a better life and make our community strong.


Thank you for making 2016 All-Star Spell Ball a success!

MSSU - PRSSA Spell Ball team

MSSU - PRSSA Spell Ball team

INNING SPONSORS

Kevin Hamilton, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Logan Stanley, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Martin Luther School Board
Corner Greer & Associates, Inc. Architects
Schuber Mitchell

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


EVENT SPONSORS

Binky Guy Textiles
Karen Rutledge - State Farm Insurance Agency
Tri-State Engineering
Mitzi Starkweather Photography

CONCESSIONS - St. Paul's Lamp Lighter Ladies                                             VENUE HOSTS - St. Paul's United Methodist Church

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SPELL BALL 2016 PHOTO GALLERY

by: Mitzi Starkweather Photography

 

The goal of this event is to let the community know about the free help we offer adults who need to improve their reading, math, or English as a Second Language skills. In addition, we look forward to raising $10,000 so that we can continue to offer this help to our students. Students like Tom. Tom knew he wanted to read better so he could move up in his job situation and read at the Bible study he attended. But he was hesitant about coming in. Then one day, he took the plunge and walked in to ask for help. Working with his tutor, Tom has progressed from a 5th grade reading level to a 9th grade. The potential was there—he just needed a hand up—which beats a handout any day. And he continues studying!

 


CONGRATULATIONS SPELL BALL 2015 WINNERS!

Champions - Heartland Concert Band                                                       Sportsmanship Award - W-Cubed

Consolation Award - Leggett & Platt                                                          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