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9th Annual Akeelah & The Spelling Bee

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40+ members from 8 summer program sites participating


What: In an effort to combat the learning loss youth experience when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio
is hosting the annual summer Spelling Bee for its members.


   Who: 40+ members, ages 6-18
Angie Mock, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio 


When: Saturday, July 26, 2014
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


    Where: Barnes & Noble La Cantera
15900 La Cantera Parkway, Bldg 27, San Antonio, TX 78256
Competition will be held upstairs. 


Details: Since the first day of the summer program, all eight of the Boys & Girls Summer sites have been preparing for the 9th annual Akeelah and the Spelling Bee. 
Each location held an internal spelling bee and their champions have been crowned. 
More than 40 members will now compete in the citywide competition for the chance to win the Akeelah and the Bee Trophy.




Media Contact Information:
Zuani Villarreal, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio
(210) 269-7687 – cell, [email protected]


About Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio
Founded in 1939, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio serves more than 9,200 members annually at six branches, one project unit, and 43 on-site school locations.  The Clubs provide after school and summer programs that develop and enhance academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles in youth ages six-to-18 years old, paying particular attention to those who need these programs most.  As a result of the Clubs’ programs, young people are inspired and enabled to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.  For more information, visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio website at:

In addition, Barnes & Noble will be holding a Book Fair that will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio. Click HERE to see the Flyer.

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