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BWEF cancels the 12th Annual Bee
March 7, 2020

CONTACT Nicky Piper, Chair
COMPANY Bristol Warren Education Foundation
EMAIL npiper@bwedfoundation.org
WEB bwedfoundation.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bristol Warren Education Foundation Cancels The 12th Annual Bee

[Bristol, Rhode Island, March 6, 2020] — After thoughtful consideration, and out of an abundance of caution, the Bristol Warren Education Foundation Board of Directors and Signature Sponsor Medical Associates of Rhode Island, Inc (MARI), have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel The 12th Annual Bee, planned for this Saturday, March 7.

Events where large gatherings of people are expected have been cancelled or postponed across the country to curtail the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

'We regret to have had to make this decision, as The Bee is the highlight of the BWEF calendar year as we stand with our teachers, business partners and families to celebrate the exceptional learning experiences brought to all of our students. The Bee is our signature fundraiser to raise money to fund educational excellence throughout all of our district schools, and we look forward to continuing our work with the community to advance these and other opportunities,' said Nicky Piper, Chair of the Board of Directors of BWEF.

'We will be contacting our sponsors directly over the next few hours, and a communication will go to all ticket holders. We are so thankful for the support of all members of our community,' Piper added.

The Bee online auction will now remain open through March 14. Please continue your support by bidding at https://m.biddingforgood.com/auctions/341695167. You can also purchase Bee glasses and Bee Tees at https://m.biddingforgood.com/auctions/341695167/tickets.

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The Bristol Warren Education Foundation (BWEF) is an independent community-based organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the Bristol Warren Regional School District. Through fundraising events and donations from individuals and businesses, BWEF provides grants to teachers and staff for innovative, high-quality programs that enhance and enrich our students' educational experience, and that that are outside the scope of existing school budgets. BWEF acts as a catalyst, broadening the base of support for public education in Bristol and Warren, and helping to shape an educational experience of the highest caliber for all students in the district.


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