Community

The Omaha World-Herald demonstrates its commitment to readers by supporting education, encouraging conservation of natural resources and giving back to the community. The World-Herald is a top contributor to arts and education among Omaha businesses. We are one of the largest per capita contributors to the United Way of the Midlands.

Events
The World-Herald sponsors events such as:

  • The Midwest Spelling Bee
    Each spring nearly 100 of the top spellers from Nebraska and western Iowa earn the right to compete in the Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee by winning their county or district bees. The winner of the Midwest Spelling Bee receives an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C to compete against champion spellers from across the country in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Omaha World-Herald has been the primary sponsor since 1929.
  • World-Herald Holiday Band Concert
    Presented as a gift to World-Herald readers, the performance by the nationally-acclaimed United States Air Force Heartland of America Band has become a holiday tradition.
  • College World Series
    For more than 50 years, the newspaper has been a major sponsor of the College World Series in Omaha. This nationally televised event brings more than 200,000 fans to the city each year.
  • River City Roundup
    Since 1982, The World-Herald has been a sponsor of River City Roundup and the RCR Trail Rides across Nebraska and western Iowa. The annual week-long event celebrates Omaha's western heritage and agriculture roots.
  • World-Herald Fireworks Night
    For 26 years, The World-Herald has presented a world-class fireworks show at Rosenblatt Stadium in cooperation with the City of Omaha and the Omaha Royals. The event draws more than 100,000 fans to the ballpark and surrounding areas to see the largest annual 4th of July show west of the Mississippi.

Other World-Herald sponsored events include, Treat Street, KidzExplore and The Midlands International Auto Show.