Orchard Place Spelling Bee, March 2, 2023


Decades Event Center

1208 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Silent Auction is Live Now!


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 

Team Registration Link

BEE there as a Sponsor!

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

jturner@orchardplace.org (515) 287-9605

2023 Teams

Donate To Your Team!

Athene USA

The ZomBees


BHE Renewables

The Nguyen-ing Team


Blu Pagoda

WFH Bee-havior

Orchard Place Child Guidance Center

Man's BEEst Friend


Community Choice Credit Union

Despicable Bees

Ma & Pa's

The Buzzzzed Bees! 



The Addams Famil-BEE    

Orchard Place Campus

BEEware Ogre!


Orchard Place Corporate



Orchard Place PACE

Scoo "Bee" Gang


Owen & Friends 

Construction Worker Bees


Renewal by Andersen

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice


Show Me the Honey


Grand Champions:

Skybox to Iowa Wild or Wolves game and Fuzzy's Taco Shop Build Your Own Taco Bar for 20 guests certificate

Best Costume:

Iowa Cubs 10 tickets for Skybox 

Best Team Name:

WineStyles wine tasting party gift certificate

Best Cheering Section:

$200 Johnny's Hall of Fame gift certificate

Most Money Raised:

$200 Louie's Wine Dive gift card



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