Our annual Scrabble® Fest help us raise funding and awareness for literacy.

Scrabble® Fest

April 25 – June 28, 2022
What is Scrabble® Fest?

Scrabble® Fest is an annual initiative that promotes having fun through gaming while raising awareness and funds to help people with low literacy in WNY. Parties are held at homes and businesses throughout WNY from April through June which raises money to benefit our programming. We seek individuals to host parties in their homes to play Scrabble® and other word games with friends and family for a great cause! We are also encouraging new ways to get involved by challenging your friends to word games on mobile apps for friendly competition.

Planning your party:

It’s easy – just pick a date, invite your family and friends, and set any entry fee you are comfortable with. Party styles can vary and we encourage you to get creative! Some hosts ask for a minimum donation of $10 per person, ranging up to $50. Others encourage guests to donate what they can. Some parties are casual with beer and chips, some parties are elaborate dinners or brunches, and some even have themes. Themes in the past have included a High Tea, Star Wars, and St. Patrick’s Day!

Remember that due to current events we want you and yours to remain safe, so using online platforms such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, Facebook Live, or hosting an outdoor party (weather permitting) are all valid options. We also suggest “Wordscraper” which is a Scrabble-style word game available as a Facebook application.

The highest individual combined score at the end of the party will be the winner of your party, who will be invited to our Finals Tournament on Tuesday, June 28 at Resurgence Brewing. Make sure to write down the winner’s name and contact information on the Party Registration Form attached tothe Scrabble® Fest Toolkit.

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.

You may also contact our Executive Director, Tara Schafer, directly at tara.schafer@literacybuffalo.org.

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