Scripps National Spelling Bee today announced that Microsoft as one of their official broadcast sponsor for this year’s competition. Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational program and the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals will be live on ESPN.
“We are fortunate to have two sponsors who share a similar mission with the Scripps National Spelling Bee,” said Paige Kimble, executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. “We all are deeply committed to supporting educational programs. We welcome back Microsoft for its second sponsorship year. Microsoft has had a profound impact on millions of students around the world. Words with Friends engages millions of Wordies to test their vocabulary skills and to challenge other players in the social word game. Through this relationship, we hope to expose more audiences to the exploration of words, spelling and vocabulary.”
Microsoft has partnered with over 12 million educators to impact more than 207 million students in 240 countries. Microsoft is committed to empowering students with innovative technology to help them develop the 21st century skills needed to excel now and in the future.
“Spelling and grammar are foundational skills that pave the way for effective communication in school and career,” said Margo Day, vice president of U.S. Education, Microsoft. “Microsoft Surface is proud to once again sponsor the Scripps National Spelling Bee to inspire students around the nation to improve their spelling and build the communication skills they’ll need in order to succeed in the future.”