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!

Purchase your ticket for HERE to get into the Spelling Bee. You can also purchase a ticket at the door. 

BEE there by starting a Team! Register Here!

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

bbroadhead@orchardplace.org (515) 287-9621 

BEE there to volunteer! Check out our volunteer opportunities Here!

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 2024 Spelling Bee Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Bee Keeper Sponsor


Queen Bee Sponsor


Honey Bee Sponsors








Worker Bee Sponsors

Academy Roofing

Blu Pagoda

Denman CPA LLC

GreenState Credit Union

Jodie & Brad Warth

Mic & Joany Jurgens

MMC Contractors 

Nyemaster Goode Law Firm

Triplett Office Solutions

Special Thanks to Our Other Sponsors 

MMIT Business Solutions Group

Prize & In-Kind Sponsors

Adventureland Park, Americana, Anani Salon & Spa, Andrea Cooper Stajcar Massages, BarnTown Brewing, Blank Park Zoo, Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum, Bowlero Corportation, Carmen Harris, Chocolate Storybook, City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Climb Iowa, Community Choice Credit Union, Dawn Brandt, Des Moines Community Playhouse, Des Moines Metro Opera, Inc, Des Moines Performing Arts, Dog Training Elite, Dough Co. Pizza, Drake Diner, East Village Spa, Empire Tattoo, Exile Brewing Company, Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriot, Flix Brewhouse, Farrell's, Fridley Theatres, Full Court Press, Jayme Fry, Funny Bone Comedy Club, Get Air Trampoline Park, Gilroy's, Hinterland Music Festival, Hoyt Sherman Place, Iowa Barnstormers, Iowa Cubs, Iowa Events Center, Iowa State Fair, La Mie Bakery Restaurant, Louie's Wine Dive, Lua Brewing, Mayalu Coffee, McGill Junge Wealth Management, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, Mister Car Wash, Molly's Cupcakes, PubPass, Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel, Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Val & Doug Saltsgaver, Science Center of Iowa, Seven Oaks Recreation, Staybridge Suites – Downtown, Sweets (Lora Patton), The Dinner Detective, The Photician: Portraits and Fine Art, Trader Joe's, Up Down DSM, Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park, Vibrant Coffeehouse & Kitchen, Willis Automotive