Literacy Volunteers Scrabblefest – February 2009

30 Dec

Get details after the jump. Your company can sign up as a sponsor by calling Literacy Volunteers at 876-8991.

6 Responses to “Literacy Volunteers Scrabblefest – February 2009”

  1. Hal Kingsley December 30, 2008 at 11:16 am #

    This sounds like a great way a teaching people how to read and/or read better, I hope its a great success! I will mention it to the Trocaire Community as well.

    Hal

  2. Fai December 30, 2008 at 11:17 am #

    What a great, fun way to help an amazing cause and organization! I’ll absolutely be signing up to host a house party…even though I’m not an expert Scrabble player. If I had kids, I’d get a bunch of their friends and parents together and do a combo kid/adult event too. Big fun!

  3. Lovesanexcusetohaveaparty December 30, 2008 at 11:41 am #

    What a great idea to bring friends together, have a little friendly competition, and raise money for a worthy cause. I’m excited about the Finals on March 7th as well!

  4. Scott December 30, 2008 at 1:09 pm #

    There’s an entertaining documentary called _Word Wars_ (2004) that gives a behind the scenes look at the fun and craziness of scrabble tournaments.

    It’s great to see the word-lovers’ game being used for such a noble and worthy cause.

  5. Mike H. December 30, 2008 at 1:29 pm #

    Wow! I’ve heard of scrabble tournaments taking place in bigger cities, but I’m very eager to check out the Buffalo version. What a great idea to promote literacy!!!

  6. HapKlein December 30, 2008 at 8:48 pm #

    I am so happy the Scrabble idea has remained with the Literacy Volunteers. I was part of the organization when the late Jim Tasa first connected the literacy program to Scrabble.

    He was a scrabble enthusiast and I recall one of the first tournaments in the plaza in about 1994, fronting the Erie County Library that was filled with tables and players, a happy Tasa among them.

    It is a great link that words need not be challenges but enjoyable connections to all of us.

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