Month: January 2019

LiteracyCNY Announces 9th Annual SCRABBLEMania!

For Immediate Release
January 7, 2019
Marsha L. Tait, LiteracyCNY
315-471-1300 X171

LiteracyCNY Announces 9th Annual SCRABBLEMania Tournament

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — LiteracyCNY is hosting its 9th annual SCRABBLEMania Tournament at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

“We’re very excited about holding the event at the beautifully renovated Marriott Syracuse Downtown this year,” said Marsha L. Tait, LiteracyCNY’s Executive Director. “The tournament will be in the Finger Lakes Ballroom; and the refreshments, entertainment, and raffle prizes will be in the adjacent foyer, the Cavalier Room and the lobby, giving us plenty of room to host the large group that is expected.”

At the SCRABBLEMania Tournament, teams of 8-10 players compete against each other to build the highest possible scoring SCRABBLE® board in three 25-minute rounds of play. Prizes will be awarded to each Round Champion, and one team will be named the Grand Champion.

Many local companies and organizations start practicing to compete in the fall. Bowers & Company said, “SCRABBLEMania has become so popular with our employees and customers that we are now filling two tables every year!”

The event includes game playing, refreshments, raffle prizes, and live entertainment from internationally acclaimed jazz musician and six-time SAMMY award winner Ronnie Leigh. 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.

For attendees who have not participated before, photos and video are available at

For inquiries about corporate sponsorships, tables and individual tickets, please contact LiteracyCNY at 315-471-1300 x172. Additional event details, registration link, scores and more from #2018SCRABBLEMania are online at

About LiteracyCNY

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 450 adult students last year and consistently exceeds its NYS Department of Education mandates.
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