Attention all awesome spellers--it's time to come out of winter hibernation for the 2nd annual Cape Cod Adult Spelling Bee on April 6 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa in Hyannis. This buzz-worthy event, now in its sophomore year, is not only a good time, but a key fundraiser for Calmer Choice.
Calmer Choice is a local non-profit that works to eliminate stress in young people through mindfulness training and stress coping skills. Many Cape schools have participated in the Calmer Choice program including Mashpee High School, Nauset Middle School and Sturgis Charter School, to name a few (a complete list is available here).
According to Calmer Choice, mindfulness training is highly effective in children and teens and helps improve attention, self esteem and sleep quality.
Last year the spelling bee was developed as a more cerebral way to raise funds--an indoors alternative to the many running, walking and golfing fundraisers already happening on Cape Cod. See rules and game play here.
Participants need only gather two friends and register the trio for competition on the Calmer Choice website. Clever team names, themes and even outfits are encouraged. Individuals and companies may also opt to be an event or word sponsor.
And what would a spelling bee without spectators? Tickets to watch and spare the strain on your noggin are only $10. Tickets are available online or at Scargo Cafe, 799 Route 6A in Dennis. A cash bar and hors d'oeuvres will surely make the afternoon even more fun.
The Cape Codder Resort and Spa is at 1225 Iyannough Road (Route 132) in Hyannis.