Literacy Volunteers of Illinois
September 18th, 2012
Did you know that the SCRABBLE record for most points earned in a single turn is 365 with the play of the word QUIXOTRY? Join Literacy Volunteers of Illinois for our 9th annual SCRABBLE for Literacy Challenge as Scrabblers strive to break records! 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 at the Grossinger City Autoplex, 1500 North Dayton Street Chicago, IL 60642.
The special event is a fun-filled fundraiser for literacy that features three ways to play. Players find their best SCRABBLE match by entering 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