The first team, Sheldon Scrabble Scholars, has registered for Scrabble Fest 2013.
The seventh annual Diane Falise Memorial Scrabble Fest, a benefit for Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County, takes place on Sept. 20, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Oswego Elks Lodge #271.
One of Oswego County’s most entertaining fundraisers, Scrabble Fest offers devotees of the game Scrabble the opportunity to enjoy an evening of friendly competition, and more.
“Scrabble Fest is much more than just another fundraiser,” said Meg Henderson, coordinator of OCO’s Literacy Volunteers Program.
The fun, fast-paced competition draws teams from all over the county, Henderson noted.
Teams consist of four players, who work together to create words during three turns in each of the four 20-minute rounds of play.
Team scores will be tallied and the top three teams will be awarded prizes.
To add to the fun of the event, there will be special prizes for the most pledges raised (team registration is not considered pledge money) and for team spirit.
In addition to the Scrabble competition, Henderson said that there will be a silent auction featuring some great items donated by local merchants who support LVOC, a 50/50 raffle and a lottery ticket drawing.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., welcome is at 6:15 p.m. and games begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Entry fee is $100 per team and includes light refreshments.
The cost for spectators, those who want to attend but not compete in the event, is $15 (this fee includes light refreshments).
Cash bar available.
All proceeds from Scrabble Fest will benefit LVOC.
For more information on LVOC or to register a team for the event, contact Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County at 315-342-8839, visit www.lvoswego.org or visit the OCO website at www.oco.org
Operating under the auspices of Oswego County Opportunities, LVOC provides confidential tutoring services at no cost to the student. Tutoring includes basic literacy (reading and writing), English literacy to improve English speaking, reading and writing skills, and some simple math and computer skills.
“Whether you’re playing, or just rooting on your favorite team, Scrabble Fest is a great opportunity to get your friends, family or co-workers together for an evening of fun for a very worthwhile cause that may have a tremendously positive impact on a person’s life,” added Henderson.