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Acronym bee to raise money for National Center for Families Learning

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LOUISIVLLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Businessmen and women put their spelling skills against each other in a battle of acronyms.

It's all to benefit the Louisville-based National Center for Families Learning.

WDRB in the Morning's Candyce Clifft will emcee the event, but the organization's Emily Kirkpatrick turned the tables on Candyce and Sterling Riggs by having them compete in an acronym bee, too.

The Louisville Acronym Bee or LAB puts a new twist on corporate spelling bees. Instead of spelling obscure words, teams participating in the LAB will define financial, legal and technology acronyms.

The participants are comprised of three-member corporate teams and will compete for the LAB Champion Trophy and bragging rights.

Companies sponsor the teams and the event to raise funds for family literacy and learning.

Louisville Acronym Bee

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Ice House, 226 East Washington St., Louisville

The acronym bee will benefit the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), headquartered in Louisville. NCFL exists to create a culture of family engagement across the educational spectrum. NCFL provides support and strategies to a network of entities involved in families learning together, including educators, schools, community-based organizations, and libraries.

About NCFL:

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping adults and children learn together. NCFL creates and deploys innovative programs and strategies that support learning, literacy and family engagement in education. From the classroom to the community to the digital frontier, NCFL collaborates with educators, advocates and policy-makers to help families construct hotspots for learning wherever they go. For more information on NCFL's 24-year track record, click here.

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