Scrabble — a competitive word game for people of all ages to enjoy — was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame ten years ago. To mark this anniversary, to raise funds for education programs at Skyline Literacy, and to just plain have fun, area residents can compete this Sunday, February 23rd, in a Scrabble tournament!
The National Toy Hall of Fame is based in Rochester, New York, and honors games and toys that “inspire creative play and enjoy popularity over a sustained period.” In 2004, Scrabble entered this elite group, along with GI Joe and the rocking horse. Hundreds of other Scrabble tournaments are taking place this year to commemorate the 10 year anniversary, too. What a fun way to get the community together for an afternoon of friendly competition!
At the Skyline Literacy tournament on Sunday, great prizes — donated by local businesses — can be won. All proceeds will help support the nonprofit organization’s programs in literacy, English as a second language, citizenship training, and CED prep courses, which are taught by 60 volunteers to 300 students.
According to Elizabeth Girvan, Executive Director of Skyline Literacy, the tournament games range from “ultra-serious to ones where the competitors seem to spend more time laughing than they do spelling… The afternoon of community spirit reminds us why this is such a good place to live, and why the students in our programs want to gain the skills to make even greater contributions.”
Scrabble Tournament to Raise Funds for Skyline Literacy
Sunday, February 23, 2014
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Skyline Middle School [map]
Entry Fees: $15/person, or $40/3-member team
Registration: at the door, which opens at 1:30 PM, or call 540-433-0505
English and Spanish Scrabble boards will be available
Not into Scrabble but want to donate funds to the cause? Make a donation online at Network for Good!