SCRABBLE tournaments are always serious stuff for Scrabblers, and the 8th Annual “It’s Your Word Against Theirs!” Literacy Volunteers of Illinois SCRABBLE for Literacy Challenge is no exception. This event serves the dual purpose of hosting Chicago players as well as supporting the serious issue of adult literacy. The annual event is sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Illinois and supported by local chapters of the North American SCRABBLE Players Association (NASPA). It will be held on Saturday, November 12 at Grossinger Auto Complex, 1500 N Dayton, Chicago, IL.
The special event is a fun-filled fundraiser for literacy that features three ways to play; Tournament, Competitive, or Just for Fun competitions. Cash prizes will be awarded for the tournament and competitive play, which follows NASPA rules. Tournament level play kicks off at 10 a.m. and these players must be NASPA members. Registration for the Competitive and Just for Fun games begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for teens. All games end at 7 p.m.
Highlights of the event include food, awards and prizes for all levels of players, and a silent auction featuring winnings at local restaurants, businesses and entertainment venues. Other special games like Beat the Champ – a chance to battle with NASPA Champs – and Word Play, which is similar to a live crossword puzzle contest for prizes, will be held throughout the day. All proceeds from the event will benefit adult literacy programs in Illinois as well as the Jump Start program which serves incarcerated youth.
LVI is a statewide organization committed to developing and supporting volunteer literacy programs that help families, adults and out of school teens increase their literacy skills. LVI is the founder of the Jump Start program, which matches volunteers to serve as on-to-one tutors and mentors to youth residing in the Illinois Youth Centers.
For further information, a complete schedule, and tickets and registration for the SCRABBLE for Literacy Challenge visit the Literacy Volunteers of Illinois’ website at http://www.lvillinois.org/
Contact: Sarah Paulson
Literacy Volunteers of Illinois
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About the Literacy Volunteers of Illinois:
Literacy Volunteers of Illinois is a statewide organization committed to developing and supporting volunteer literacy programs that help families, adults and out-of-school teens increase their literacy skills.
Establish a network of trained and dedicated tutors;
Foster student leadership;
Make our services available to as many individuals as possible;
Increase awareness of our services to the broadest possible audience.
We treat tutors and students with courtesy, dignity and respect;
We build our programs and networks with integrity;
We make our services available to all in need, without discrimination;
We practice sound fiscal management;
We honor our commitments.