2018 SCRABBLEMania Press Release

For Immediate Release
December 11, 2017
Contact:
Marsha L. Tait, LiteracyCNY
315-471-1300 X171
mtait@literacyCNY.org
LiteracyCNY Announces 8th Annual SCRABBLE Mania Tournament

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — LiteracyCNY is hosting its 8th annual SCRABBLE Mania Tournament at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at SKY Armory.

“We’re very excited about the new venue at SKY Armory this year,” said Marsha L. Tait, LiteracyCNY’s Executive Director. “We will change things up a bit and give the event a fresh look and feel!”

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. Prizes will be awarded to each Round Champion, and one team will be named the Grand Champion.

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.

All proceeds help provide adults in Central New York with the literacy skills they need to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty and become economically self-sufficient.

If you’ve never been to SCRABBLEMania before, watch our SCRABBLEMania video on You Tube!

Christine Woodcock Dettor, of Bousquet Holstein, PLLC (2017 SCRABBLEMania Grand Champions) said, “SCRABBLEMania is absolutely the most fun I have EVER had at a community charitable event!”

For inquiries about corporate sponsorships, tables and individual tickets, please contact LiteracyCNY at 315-471-1300 x172. Additional event details, registration link, scores and pictures from #2017SCRABBLEMania are online here.

LiteracyCNY’s mission is To provide adults in Central New York with the literacy tools and skills that they need to be contributing, productive, and engaged members of the community. We do this by advocating for adult education, providing instruction, and partnering with other community based agencies. Improving access to adult literacy addresses inter-generational poverty and makes our community stronger.
LiteracyCNY enrolled more than 500 adult students last year and is ranked Highly Proficient by the NYS Department of Education.

For more information, visit www.literacycny.org or contact info@literacycny.org.
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