Orchard Place Spelling Bee, March 7, 2024


Decades Event Center

1208 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50265


The Orchard Place Spelling Bee is a one-of-a-kind event where teams can literally pay for their mistakes and win for more than spelling. Along with competing for bragging rights and the top prize for Grand Champion Spellers, teams compete for Most Creative Team Name, Best Costumes, Best Cheering Section, and Most Bribe Money raised. Competition is fierce! Join us for this zany event that raises money for Orchard Place and our youth mental health services in Iowa!

BEE there by starting a Team!

Reach out to Brandie Broadhead, CVA, Orchard Place Director of Volunteers & Special Events

bbroadhead@orchardplace.org (515) 287-9621 


BEE there as a Sponsor!

Reach out to Jenna Turner, Director of Individual & Corporate Giving

jturner@orchardplace.org (515) 287-9605



Grand Champions

Best Costume

Best Team Name

Best Cheering Section

Most Money Raised




Thank you to our 2023 Spelling Bee Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor


Bee Keeper Sponsor



Queen Bee Sponsor



Honey Bee Sponsors


















Worker Bee Sponsors

Academy Roofing

Blu Pagoda

Denman & Company

GreenState Credit Union

GuideOne Foundation

Jodie & Brad Warth

Josephs Jewelers

MMC Contractors

Nyemaster Goode Law Firm

Triplett Companies


Special Thanks to Our Other Sponsors

Angela Glasgow, Realtor

FBG Service Corporation

Grove & Platt Dental Associates

Iowa - Des Moines Supply

MMIT Business Solutions Group

Prize & In-Kind Sponsors

Almost Famous Popcorn Co., Amy Payne-Johnson, Anani Salon & Spa, Baratta's Restaurant & Pizzaria, Big Tomato Pizza, Blank Park Zoo, Bohdi Body Modification, Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum, Bottle & Bottega by Painting with a Twist, Camp Fire Heart of Iowa, Chick-fil-A, Chocolate Storybook, Cinnaholic Des Moines, Climb Iowa, Community Choice Credit Union, Des Lux Hotel, Des Moines Buccaneers, Des Moines Community Playhouse, Des Moines Menace, Des Moines Metro Opera, DLL Financial Solutions, Dog Training Elite, Dough Co. Pizza, Drake Diner, East Village Spa, Exile Brewing Company, Farrell's, Felix & Oscars (Halo Capital), Flix Brewhouse, Fridley Theatres, Jayme Fry, Jersey Mikes, Jimmy Johns (Fleur), Full Court Press, Funny Bone Comedy Club, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Gilroy's, Graziano’s, Great Escape (Bowlero Corp), Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Greater Des Moines Music Coalition, Hilton Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn - WDM, Hinterland Music Festival, Home Sweet Cone Ice Cream, Hy-Vee Downtown, In the Bag, Iowa Barnstormers, Iowa Cubs, Iowa Events Center, Iowa Wild, Kneeded Healing Massage, Louie's Wine Dive, Lua Brewing, McGill Junge Wealth Management, Minnesota Vikings, Molly's Cupcakes, New World Kitchen, Off the Griddle, On the Rise Bake Shop, Pappa Johns (SW 9th), Paseano’s, Precision by Nutrition, PubPass, Raising Cane's, Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel, Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Sage Ranch, Science Center of Iowa, Scornovacca’s, Seven Oaks Recreation, Signature Male Salon and Spa, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Staybridge Suites – Downtown, Subway, Sweets (Lora Patton), Texas Roadhouse, The Dinner Detective, Toad Valley Golf Course, Trader Joe's, Trailside Tap, Val & Doug Saltsgaver, Wal-Mart - Southside