• Event Info / Registration

    When: Feb. 1, 2019
    NEW VENUE! Where: Marriott Syracuse Downtown

    Event proceeds will be used to provide literacy instruction to adults in our community.

    Scoring App

    Registration

    Check back in September to register for #2019SCRABBLEMania!

    Number of Tickets

    Check back in September to register for #2019SCRABBLEMania!

    Event Details

    SCRABBLEMania is LiteracyCNY's only annual friend- and fund-raising event. At the SCRABBLEMania Tournament, teams of 8-10 players compete against each other to build the highest possible scoring SCRABBLE board in 20-minute rounds of play, using all the tiles at once. Prizes will be awarded to each Round Champion, and one team will be named the Grand Champion. It is a raucous fun time! The event includes game playing, refreshments, raffle prizes, and live entertainment from internationally acclaimed jazz musician and six-time SAMMY award winner Ronnie Leigh, accompanied by talented guitarist Marcus Curry. 93Q's Ted and Amy will return as celebrity emcees.

    Featured Sponsors

    2019 Tournament Sponsor
    Marriott Syracuse Downtown

  • Game Play

    Game Play

    Lots of Fun!

    Join us for an evening of food, fun, local celebrities, and competitive team SCRABBLE Mania!

    All for a great cause! Play three rounds of team SCRABBLE® and build your best table score to win prizes.

    Fabulous raffle prizes!

    Teams will compete against each other to build the highest scoring board in three 20-minute rounds of play. Each round will begin with a starter word or phrase – then it’s up to you to trounce the other teams! Highest scores will win prizes. The team with the highest overall tournament score will be engraved on the LiteracyCNY SCRABBLE Mania trophy!

    Eligibility

    All levels of players are welcome. Play to win or play just for the fun of it.
    For Tournament Rules, click here.

  • Friends & Family Challenge

    How To Host a Friends and Family Challenge Party

    Host a game of SCRABBLE® in your home, office, church, school, or community center and raise money to support literacy in our community. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, students, and co-workers to challenge each other to a friendly game of SCRABBLE® and ask them to make a donation to LiteracyCNY. To register your Friends & Family Challenge Party, please call the office at 315-471-1300 X172 or email our Office Manager, Betsy Lang, at info@LiteracyCNY.org.

    Donations can be $10, $25, $50, or $100 – or any amount! There is no minimum amount to host a Friends and Family Challenge party, but we encourage you to set a fund raising goal. A group that raises at least $500 for LiteracyCNY will win a complimentary table at our SCRABBLE Mania Tournament on February 2, 2018 at Sky Armory (Value: $650)! Make your plans now and join the fun!

    Step 1: Choose a date and invite your friends

    Who should you invite? Friends you don’t see enough; the regular weekend crew; your book, wine or social club members; co-workers; college pals; fellow church goers; neighbors; students; and family members.

    Pick a date any time between now and January 13, 2018! What a fun way to celebrate the year-end holidays!

    If you will have more than 25 people at your event and would like a representative of LiteracyCNY to stop by, please call the office at 471-1300 X172 to make arrangements

    Step 2: Register your Friends and Family Challenge Party

    You must register your Friends and Family Challenge party to qualify for a free table at the SCRABBLE Mania Tournament in February! Call the LiteracyCNY office at 315-471-1300 X172 to register your event.

    Step 3: Make a checklist

    You’ll need some basic supplies for your party, like game boards, pencils and paper, refreshments, and a comfortable place to play! Be sure to send us photos after the party.

    If you would like some information about LiteracyCNY to share at your party, contact our office at 471-1300 X172 or by email at info@LiteracyCNY.org and we’ll be sure to send you some.

    Step 4: During your Friends and Family Challenge Party

    Your guests will all be there because they want to make a difference and have some fun at the same time! It’s helpful to have someone who can assist you with hosting duties so that you can keep the game going and answer any questions that your guests may have. Your helper can keep refreshments flowing, drinks refilled, clean up any mishaps, and take photos for you.

    You can collect donations at any time. Checks are best, but if your participants want to donate cash, be sure to include their names and contact information when you turn the proceeds in to us. We want to thank them for their support!

    Step 5: After your Friends and Family Challenge Party

    After the party (and the cleanup!) there are a couple of things for you to do.
    Be sure to turn in your donations and contact information to LiteracyCNY by January 13, 2018 to qualify for a free table at the SCRABBLE Mania Tournament on February 2, 2018 at Sky Armory.

    Have fun and thank you for your support!

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    #2018SCRABBLEMania Sponsorship Registration is now closed.

    Thanks to all of our fabulous sponsors for your generosity!

    We hope to see you again on Friday Feb. 1, 2019 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown!

    2018 Sponsors

    Advance Media New York – Table Sponsor
    Amy Kozachuk – Prize Sponsor
    Anne and Chris Whitmore – Prize Sponsor
    Bianchi Autobody – Prize Sponsor
    Bill & Nancy Byrne – Table Sponsor
    Bo-Mer PLastics – Prize Sponsor
    Boom Babies – Prize Sponsor
    Bottar Leone – Table Sponsor
    Bousquet & Holstein PLLC – Food & Beverage Sponsor
    Bowers & Company – Table Sponsor
    Brine Wells Companies – Table Sponsor
    Brown, Sharlow, Duke & Fogel – Table Sponsor
    Bruce Block – Prize Sponsor
    Business Journal News Network – Presenting Sponsor
    C&H Insurance – Table Sponsor
    C&S Companies – Tournament & Media Sponsor
    Carrolls Corporation – Prize Sponsor
    CNY Community Foundation – Food & Beverage Sponsor
    ComSource – Table Sponsor
    Connie Link – Prize Sponsor
    Cooperative Federal Credit Union – Prize Sponsor
    Core Health & Fitness – Prize Sponsor
    Crystal Rhode – Prize Spionsor
    Dannible & McKee – Table Sponsor
    Digital Hyve – Table Sponsor
    Diversified Capital Management – Table Sponsor
    Dollar General Literacy Foundation – Food & Beverage Sponsor
    Elan Therapeutic Massage – Prize Sponsor
    Eric Mower & Associates – Table Sponsor
    Evolve Salon & Spa – Prize Sponsor
    Friends of the Rosamund Gifford Zoo – Prize Sponsor
    Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C. – Table Sponsor
    Gifford Foundation – Prize Sponsor
    HealtheConnections – Table Sponsor
    INFICON, Inc. – Table Sponsor
    Innovative – Table Sponsor
    Karen Karle, Ambience Salon – Prize Sponsor
    Kevin & Katie Lucas – Prize Sponsor
    KS&R, Inc. – Table Sponsor
    Lang Family – Prize Sponsor
    Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County – Prize Sponsor
    Marlena Daher-Rahman – Prize Sponsor
    Marriott Syracuse Downtown – Prize Sponsor
    Marsha L. Tait – Prize Sponsor
    Mickey’s Bait and Tackle – Prize Sponsor
    Michele Bellso – Prize Sponsor
    North Area Family YMCA – Prize Sponsor
    Onondaga Community College – Table Sponsor
    Pastabilities – Prize Sponsor
    Pioneer Companies – Prize Sponsor
    Phoebe’s – Prize Sponsor
    ProLiteracy & Friends – Table Sponsor
    Ronnie Leigh – Prize Sponsor
    Royle Treatment Day Spa – Prize Sponsor
    Seaboard Graphics/Liverpool Litho – Print Sponsor
    SKY Armory – Food & Beverage Sponsor
    Stickley Audi & Co. – Table and Prize Sponsor
    Sugarman Law Firm – Table Sponsor
    Sweet Salvage – Prize Sponsor
    Symphoria – Prize Sponsor
    Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center – Table Sponsor
    Syracuse University – Table Sponsor
    Syracuse Zonta – Table SPonsor
    Tops – Prize Sponsor
    Upstate – Table Sponsor
    Visit Syracuse – Prize Sponsor
    Wegmans – Table Sponsor
    Wells Fargo – Table Sponsor

  • FAQ’s

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is SCRABBLEMania?

    At the SCRABBLEMania Tournament, teams of 8-10 players compete against each other to build the highest possible scoring SCRABBLE board in 20-minute rounds of play, using all the tiles at once. Prizes will be awarded to each Round Champion, and one team will be named the Grand Champion. It is a raucous fun time!

    The event includes game playing, refreshments, raffle prizes, a wine pull, and live entertainment from internationally acclaimed jazz musician and six-time SAMMY award winner Ronnie Leigh, accompanied by talented guitarist Marcus Curry. 93Q’s Ted and Amy will return as celebrity emcees.

    Be prepared! You can purchase extra tiles, 2-letter cheat sheets, and much more at the event!

    When is it?

    Friday, February 1, 2019. Doors open at 5:00 PM – the Tournament will begin at 5:30 this year.

    Where is it?

    NEW VENUE!!! Marriott Syracuse Downtown
    Parking is available at the Marriott garage for $5.

    Who is going?

    We are expecting about 400 people next year. Most of them will be playing for area businesses and organizations that have purchased a table, but individual tickets are also available for $65 each.

    Can I bring my kids?

    The event is appropriate for older children accompanied by their families, teenagers, and adults. There will not be any organized activities for small children.

    Will there be refreshments?

    Food and non-alcoholic beverages are included in the ticket price. You can pay by cash or credit card for alcoholic beverages.

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When: Feb. 1, 2019
NEW VENUE! Where: Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Event proceeds will be used to provide literacy instruction to adults in our community.

Scoring App

Registration

Check back in September to register for #2019SCRABBLEMania!

Number of Tickets

Event Details

SCRABBLEMania is LiteracyCNY's only annual friend- and fund-raising event. At the SCRABBLEMania Tournament, teams of 8-10 players compete against each other to build the highest possible scoring SCRABBLE board in 20-minute rounds of play, using all the tiles at once. Prizes will be awarded to each Round Champion, and one team will be named the Grand Champion. It is a raucous fun time! The event includes game playing, refreshments, raffle prizes, and live entertainment from internationally acclaimed jazz musician and six-time SAMMY award winner Ronnie Leigh, accompanied by talented guitarist Marcus Curry. 93Q's Ted and Amy will return as celebrity emcees.

Featured Sponsors

2019 Tournament Sponsor
Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Game Play

Lots of Fun!

Join us for an evening of food, fun, local celebrities, and competitive team SCRABBLE Mania!

All for a great cause! Play three rounds of team SCRABBLE® and build your best table score to win prizes.

Fabulous raffle prizes!

Teams will compete against each other to build the highest scoring board in three 20-minute rounds of play. Each round will begin with a starter word or phrase – then it’s up to you to trounce the other teams! Highest scores will win prizes. The team with the highest overall tournament score will be engraved on the LiteracyCNY SCRABBLE Mania trophy!

Eligibility

All levels of players are welcome. Play to win or play just for the fun of it.
For Tournament Rules, click here.

How To Host a Friends and Family Challenge Party

Host a game of SCRABBLE® in your home, office, church, school, or community center and raise money to support literacy in our community. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, students, and co-workers to challenge each other to a friendly game of SCRABBLE® and ask them to make a donation to LiteracyCNY. To register your Friends & Family Challenge Party, please call the office at 315-471-1300 X172 or email our Office Manager, Betsy Lang, at info@LiteracyCNY.org.

Donations can be $10, $25, $50, or $100 – or any amount! There is no minimum amount to host a Friends and Family Challenge party, but we encourage you to set a fund raising goal. A group that raises at least $500 for LiteracyCNY will win a complimentary table at our SCRABBLE Mania Tournament on February 2, 2018 at Sky Armory (Value: $650)! Make your plans now and join the fun!

Step 1: Choose a date and invite your friends

Who should you invite? Friends you don’t see enough; the regular weekend crew; your book, wine or social club members; co-workers; college pals; fellow church goers; neighbors; students; and family members.

Pick a date any time between now and January 13, 2018! What a fun way to celebrate the year-end holidays!

If you will have more than 25 people at your event and would like a representative of LiteracyCNY to stop by, please call the office at 471-1300 X172 to make arrangements

Step 2: Register your Friends and Family Challenge Party

You must register your Friends and Family Challenge party to qualify for a free table at the SCRABBLE Mania Tournament in February! Call the LiteracyCNY office at 315-471-1300 X172 to register your event.

Step 3: Make a checklist

You’ll need some basic supplies for your party, like game boards, pencils and paper, refreshments, and a comfortable place to play! Be sure to send us photos after the party.

If you would like some information about LiteracyCNY to share at your party, contact our office at 471-1300 X172 or by email at info@LiteracyCNY.org and we’ll be sure to send you some.

Step 4: During your Friends and Family Challenge Party

Your guests will all be there because they want to make a difference and have some fun at the same time! It’s helpful to have someone who can assist you with hosting duties so that you can keep the game going and answer any questions that your guests may have. Your helper can keep refreshments flowing, drinks refilled, clean up any mishaps, and take photos for you.

You can collect donations at any time. Checks are best, but if your participants want to donate cash, be sure to include their names and contact information when you turn the proceeds in to us. We want to thank them for their support!

Step 5: After your Friends and Family Challenge Party

After the party (and the cleanup!) there are a couple of things for you to do.
Be sure to turn in your donations and contact information to LiteracyCNY by January 13, 2018 to qualify for a free table at the SCRABBLE Mania Tournament on February 2, 2018 at Sky Armory.

Have fun and thank you for your support!

#2018SCRABBLEMania Sponsorship Registration is now closed.

Thanks to all of our fabulous sponsors for your generosity!

We hope to see you again on Friday Feb. 1, 2019 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown!

2018 Sponsors

Advance Media New York – Table Sponsor
Amy Kozachuk – Prize Sponsor
Anne and Chris Whitmore – Prize Sponsor
Bianchi Autobody – Prize Sponsor
Bill & Nancy Byrne – Table Sponsor
Bo-Mer PLastics – Prize Sponsor
Boom Babies – Prize Sponsor
Bottar Leone – Table Sponsor
Bousquet & Holstein PLLC – Food & Beverage Sponsor
Bowers & Company – Table Sponsor
Brine Wells Companies – Table Sponsor
Brown, Sharlow, Duke & Fogel – Table Sponsor
Bruce Block – Prize Sponsor
Business Journal News Network – Presenting Sponsor
C&H Insurance – Table Sponsor
C&S Companies – Tournament & Media Sponsor
Carrolls Corporation – Prize Sponsor
CNY Community Foundation – Food & Beverage Sponsor
ComSource – Table Sponsor
Connie Link – Prize Sponsor
Cooperative Federal Credit Union – Prize Sponsor
Core Health & Fitness – Prize Sponsor
Crystal Rhode – Prize Spionsor
Dannible & McKee – Table Sponsor
Digital Hyve – Table Sponsor
Diversified Capital Management – Table Sponsor
Dollar General Literacy Foundation – Food & Beverage Sponsor
Elan Therapeutic Massage – Prize Sponsor
Eric Mower & Associates – Table Sponsor
Evolve Salon & Spa – Prize Sponsor
Friends of the Rosamund Gifford Zoo – Prize Sponsor
Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C. – Table Sponsor
Gifford Foundation – Prize Sponsor
HealtheConnections – Table Sponsor
INFICON, Inc. – Table Sponsor
Innovative – Table Sponsor
Karen Karle, Ambience Salon – Prize Sponsor
Kevin & Katie Lucas – Prize Sponsor
KS&R, Inc. – Table Sponsor
Lang Family – Prize Sponsor
Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County – Prize Sponsor
Marlena Daher-Rahman – Prize Sponsor
Marriott Syracuse Downtown – Prize Sponsor
Marsha L. Tait – Prize Sponsor
Mickey’s Bait and Tackle – Prize Sponsor
Michele Bellso – Prize Sponsor
North Area Family YMCA – Prize Sponsor
Onondaga Community College – Table Sponsor
Pastabilities – Prize Sponsor
Pioneer Companies – Prize Sponsor
Phoebe’s – Prize Sponsor
ProLiteracy & Friends – Table Sponsor
Ronnie Leigh – Prize Sponsor
Royle Treatment Day Spa – Prize Sponsor
Seaboard Graphics/Liverpool Litho – Print Sponsor
SKY Armory – Food & Beverage Sponsor
Stickley Audi & Co. – Table and Prize Sponsor
Sugarman Law Firm – Table Sponsor
Sweet Salvage – Prize Sponsor
Symphoria – Prize Sponsor
Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center – Table Sponsor
Syracuse University – Table Sponsor
Syracuse Zonta – Table SPonsor
Tops – Prize Sponsor
Upstate – Table Sponsor
Visit Syracuse – Prize Sponsor
Wegmans – Table Sponsor
Wells Fargo – Table Sponsor

Frequently Asked Questions

What is SCRABBLEMania?

At the SCRABBLEMania Tournament, teams of 8-10 players compete against each other to build the highest possible scoring SCRABBLE board in 20-minute rounds of play, using all the tiles at once. Prizes will be awarded to each Round Champion, and one team will be named the Grand Champion. It is a raucous fun time!

The event includes game playing, refreshments, raffle prizes, a wine pull, and live entertainment from internationally acclaimed jazz musician and six-time SAMMY award winner Ronnie Leigh, accompanied by talented guitarist Marcus Curry. 93Q’s Ted and Amy will return as celebrity emcees.

Be prepared! You can purchase extra tiles, 2-letter cheat sheets, and much more at the event!

When is it?

Friday, February 1, 2019. Doors open at 5:00 PM – the Tournament will begin at 5:30 this year.

Where is it?

NEW VENUE!!! Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Parking is available at the Marriott garage for $5.

Who is going?

We are expecting about 400 people next year. Most of them will be playing for area businesses and organizations that have purchased a table, but individual tickets are also available for $65 each.

Can I bring my kids?

The event is appropriate for older children accompanied by their families, teenagers, and adults. There will not be any organized activities for small children.

Will there be refreshments?

Food and non-alcoholic beverages are included in the ticket price. You can pay by cash or credit card for alcoholic beverages.