Our annual fundraiser, Scrabble Fest, helps to raise awareness and funds to fight illiteracy.


What Is Scrabble Fest?

Scrabble Fest is an annual initiative that promotes having fun through gaming while raising awareness and funds to fight illiteracy in our region. Scrabble® games are held at homes and businesses throughout WNY from January through April, which raises money to benefit our programming. We seek individuals to host parties in their homes with friends and family for a great cause!

Special thanks to 2019 title sponsor, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY.

Want to host?

Download the Scrabble Fest Toolkit or call the office at 716.876.8991 to have one sent in the mail, or to ask any questions you may have.

Want to play?

You are welcome to join one of our public parties. Our first public party is the Kickoff Happy Hour on February 7th at Buffalo RiverWorks. If you can’t attend, we will post updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Public Parties

The highest scorer of a public party will compete at the finals event on Tuesday, April 30th. Call the office if you would like us to keep you informed about public parties.

SCRABBLE® Fest Kickoff Happy Hour

DATE: Thursday, February 7th
TIME: 5:30 PM  – 8:00 PM
Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St
Buffalo, NY 14203

No skill level required.

First Presbyterian Church Scrabble® Fest

DATE: Wednesday, March 13th
TIME: Light dinner @ 6:30 PM, Games begin @ 7:00 PM
1 Symphony Circle
Buffalo NY 14201

RSVP: Liz Kamke, 716.400.3770

No skill level required.

St. Bernadette Catholic Church Scrabble® Fest

DATE: Wednesday, March 13th
TIME: 10:30 AM
5930 South Abbott Road
Orchard Park 14127

RSVP: Sr. Rosemary, 716.649.3090 Ext. 109

All are welcome!

Akron SCRABBLE® Fest

DATE: Saturday, March 23rd
TIME: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
C. Dee Wright Center
11 Church Street
Akron, NY 14001

RSVP: Doug Geiger, 716.542.1436 or akronscrabble@gmail.com

When are the finals?

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The finals competition will feature the winners of Scrabble parties.
All finalists must RSVP by April 15th, 2019.

Scrabble Fest Kickoff Happy Hour

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