• Event Info / Registration

    What: 10th Anniversary SCRABBLEMania!!! When: January 31, 2020 Where: Marriott Syracuse Downtown! Doors open at 5:00 PM

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

    Scoring App

    Registration

    It's #2020SCRABBLEMania time!!! We are no longer selling tickets to this year's event. See you next year!

    Number of Tickets

    Event Details

    Join us for the 10th anniversary of LiteracyCNY SCRABBLEMania! 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. New this year: a live auction featuring famed Auctioneer Bernie Brzostek!

    Featured Sponsors

    Presenting Sponsor
    Business Journal News Network
    2020 Tournament Round Sponsor
    Marriott Syracuse Downtown
    Media Sponsor
    Bankers Healthcare Group
    Food & Beverage Sponsor
    Central NY Community Foundation
    Food & Beverage Sponsor
    Bousquet & Holstein PLLC
    Food & Beverage Sponsor
    Dollar General Literacy Foundation
    National Grid
    Food & Beverage Sponsor
    C&S Companies
    Food & Beverage Sponsor
  • Game Play

    Game Play

    Lots of Fun!

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

    Play three rounds of competitive team SCRABBLE® and build your best table score to win prizes.
    Teams will compete against each other to build the highest scoring board in three 25-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 and enjoy endless bragging rights!

    Eligibility

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

    More Legendary Fun Activities!

    SCRABBLEMania is known for its Fabulous Raffle Prizes! Buy an arms length of raffle tickets for just $20!
    New this year: It’s Raining Money! Take a chance on our amazing umbrella filled with NYS lottery tickets!
    Wonderful Wine Pull: Purchase a wrapped wine bottle for $20 – you may have won a Wine Buff’s Delight valued at $50 or more!

  • 2020 Live Auction

    New this year! Live auction with famed Auctioneer Bernie Brzostek!

    Come to SCRABBLEMania prepared to go home with a vacation package, life experience, and more! Keep checking back for more live auction packages. Credit cards will be accepted!

    One-week Vacation at a Hilton Grand Vacations Club Location!

    Ten-day Stay at Penney Cottage in Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England!

    Live Two-hour performance by Ronnie Leigh at Your Business Event!

    Lunch at the Century Club hosted by Bill and Nancy Byrne with Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh

    A Culinary Experience for Ten at the Syracuse Marriott Downtown Eleven Waters Grill with Chef Dan Hudson!

    Two SouthWest Airlines Tickets!

    One Year Subscription to Crystal’s Homemade Cookie of the Month Club! Priceless!

    Two-night Cape Cod Getaway at the Bayside Resort and Hotel in West Yarmouth with continental breakfast and dining coupons!

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorship Flyer 10 28 19

    We hope to see you again on Friday Jan. 31, 2020 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown!

    2020 Presenting Sponsor $7,500
    2020 Tournament Round Sponsor $5,000
    2020 Food & Beverage Sponsor $2,500
    2020 Table Sponsor $750
    2020 Prize Sponsor $250
    2020 Individual Ticket $75

    Check out all the community support for 2020 SCRABBLEMania Below:

    Live Auction Sponsors

    Bayside Resort Hotel
    Bernie Brzostek
    Bill & Nancy Byrne
    William T. Kriesel
    Ronnie Leigh
    Marriott Syracuse Downtown
    ProLiteracy
    David Redding
    Crystal Rhode

    Presenting Sponsor

    Business Journal News Network
    https://www.cnybj.com/

    Food & Beverage Sponsors

    Bousquet & Holstien PLLC
    www.bhlawpllc.com

    C&S Companies
    https://www.cscos.com/

    Central New York Community Foundation
    https://cnycf.org/

    Dollar General Literacy Foundation
    https://www.dgliteracy.org/

    Marriott Syracuse Downtown
    https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/syrmc-marriott-syracuse-downtown/

    National Grid
    https://www.nationalgridus.com/Upstate-NY-Home/Default.aspx

    Media Sponsor

    Bankers Healthcare Group
    https://bankershealthcaregroup.com/

    AV Sponsor

    Visual Technologies
    https://www.visualtec.com/

    Print Sponsor

    Ansun Graphics, Inc.
    https://www.ansun.biz/

    Photography Sponsor

    Ali Rahman Photography

    Table Sponsors

    Amini Audi & Friends
    Bowers & Co. CPAs PLLC
    Brown Duke & Fogel, PC
    Central New York Feeds
    Dannible & McKee – first table sold!!!
    Diversified Capital Management LLC
    Edward Schalk & Son
    Firley, Moran, Freer& Eassa, CPA, P.C. and FMF&E
    Wealth Management, LLC
    Hansens Advisory
    HealtheConnections
    Howard Hanna
    Inficon
    Innovative
    MacKenzie Hughes LLP
    Marriott Syracuse Downtown
    Pinckney Hugo Group
    Spellcasters – Onondaga Community College
    So You Think You Are Smarter Than A Fourth Grader?
    Sugarman Law Firm
    SUNY Upstate
    Syracuse University
    The Tower of SCRABBLE – Chelsea Colon & Friends
    United Way of CNY
    Wegmans
    Word Byrners – Bill & Nancy Byrne

    Prize Sponsors

    Ambience Hair Desgins – Karen Karle
    Marty Angelone
    ARC of Onondaga
    A-Z Massage
    Mary Jo Barnello
    Bo-Mer Plastics
    Jim & Julie Boeheim Foundation
    Boom Babies
    Bricks 4 Kids
    Mary Katherine Buckley
    C&S Companies
    Vanessa Campbell
    CenterState CEO
    CH Insurance
    Chelsea Colon
    ComSourceNY
    Marlena Daher-Rahman
    Elan Therapeutic Massage
    Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo
    Gifford Foundation
    Dan Kopcow
    Bill Kriesel
    Lang Family
    Ronnie Leigh
    Liehs & Steigerwald
    Mary O’Malley
    John Maas
    Marriott Syracuse Downtown
    Mickey’s Bait & Tackle
    MOST
    North Area YMCA
    Opici Wine Group
    Painting With A Twist
    Pastabilities
    Phoebe’s Restaurant & Coffee Lounge
    Crystal Rhode
    Royal Treatment Day Spa
    Richard Sargent
    Marie Sarno
    Lynn & Corinne Smith
    Ruth Stein
    Stickley Audi & Co.
    Symphoria
    Syracuse Crunch
    Syracuse Massage Therapy
    Syracuse Mets
    Syracuse Poster Project
    Syracuse Stage
    Sweet on Chocolate
    Marsha L. Tait
    Megan Thomas
    Tops Friendly Markets
    Witty Wicks
    Whitmore Family

  • 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 25-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 and door prizes, a wine pull, and live entertainment.

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

    New This Year: Live auction with Bernie Brzostek!
    The It’s Raining Money Umbrella!

    Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

    When is it?

    Friday, January 31, 2020. Doors open at 5:00 PM – the Tournament will begin at 5:30 this year.

    Where is it?

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

    Who is going?

    We are expecting about 450 people in 2020. Most of them will be playing for area businesses and organizations that have purchased a table for 8-10 players ($750), but individual tickets are also available for $75 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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What: 10th Anniversary SCRABBLEMania!!! When: January 31, 2020 Where: Marriott Syracuse Downtown! Doors open at 5:00 PM

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

Scoring App

Registration

It's #2020SCRABBLEMania time!!! We are no longer selling tickets to this year's event. See you next year!

Number of Tickets

Event Details

Join us for the 10th anniversary of LiteracyCNY SCRABBLEMania! 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. New this year: a live auction featuring famed Auctioneer Bernie Brzostek!

Featured Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Business Journal News Network
2020 Tournament Round Sponsor
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Media Sponsor
Bankers Healthcare Group
Food & Beverage Sponsor
Central NY Community Foundation
Food & Beverage Sponsor
Bousquet & Holstein PLLC
Food & Beverage Sponsor
Dollar General Literacy Foundation
National Grid
Food & Beverage Sponsor
C&S Companies
Food & Beverage Sponsor

Game Play

Lots of Fun!

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

Play three rounds of competitive team SCRABBLE® and build your best table score to win prizes.
Teams will compete against each other to build the highest scoring board in three 25-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 and enjoy endless bragging rights!

Eligibility

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

More Legendary Fun Activities!

SCRABBLEMania is known for its Fabulous Raffle Prizes! Buy an arms length of raffle tickets for just $20!
New this year: It’s Raining Money! Take a chance on our amazing umbrella filled with NYS lottery tickets!
Wonderful Wine Pull: Purchase a wrapped wine bottle for $20 – you may have won a Wine Buff’s Delight valued at $50 or more!

New this year! Live auction with famed Auctioneer Bernie Brzostek!

Come to SCRABBLEMania prepared to go home with a vacation package, life experience, and more! Keep checking back for more live auction packages. Credit cards will be accepted!

One-week Vacation at a Hilton Grand Vacations Club Location!

Ten-day Stay at Penney Cottage in Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England!

Live Two-hour performance by Ronnie Leigh at Your Business Event!

Lunch at the Century Club hosted by Bill and Nancy Byrne with Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh

A Culinary Experience for Ten at the Syracuse Marriott Downtown Eleven Waters Grill with Chef Dan Hudson!

Two SouthWest Airlines Tickets!

One Year Subscription to Crystal’s Homemade Cookie of the Month Club! Priceless!

Two-night Cape Cod Getaway at the Bayside Resort and Hotel in West Yarmouth with continental breakfast and dining coupons!

Sponsorship Flyer 10 28 19

We hope to see you again on Friday Jan. 31, 2020 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown!

2020 Presenting Sponsor $7,500
2020 Tournament Round Sponsor $5,000
2020 Food & Beverage Sponsor $2,500
2020 Table Sponsor $750
2020 Prize Sponsor $250
2020 Individual Ticket $75

Check out all the community support for 2020 SCRABBLEMania Below:

Live Auction Sponsors

Bayside Resort Hotel
Bernie Brzostek
Bill & Nancy Byrne
William T. Kriesel
Ronnie Leigh
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
ProLiteracy
David Redding
Crystal Rhode

Presenting Sponsor

Business Journal News Network
https://www.cnybj.com/

Food & Beverage Sponsors

Bousquet & Holstien PLLC
www.bhlawpllc.com

C&S Companies
https://www.cscos.com/

Central New York Community Foundation
https://cnycf.org/

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
https://www.dgliteracy.org/

Marriott Syracuse Downtown
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/syrmc-marriott-syracuse-downtown/

National Grid
https://www.nationalgridus.com/Upstate-NY-Home/Default.aspx

Media Sponsor

Bankers Healthcare Group
https://bankershealthcaregroup.com/

AV Sponsor

Visual Technologies
https://www.visualtec.com/

Print Sponsor

Ansun Graphics, Inc.
https://www.ansun.biz/

Photography Sponsor

Ali Rahman Photography

Table Sponsors

Amini Audi & Friends
Bowers & Co. CPAs PLLC
Brown Duke & Fogel, PC
Central New York Feeds
Dannible & McKee – first table sold!!!
Diversified Capital Management LLC
Edward Schalk & Son
Firley, Moran, Freer& Eassa, CPA, P.C. and FMF&E
Wealth Management, LLC
Hansens Advisory
HealtheConnections
Howard Hanna
Inficon
Innovative
MacKenzie Hughes LLP
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Pinckney Hugo Group
Spellcasters – Onondaga Community College
So You Think You Are Smarter Than A Fourth Grader?
Sugarman Law Firm
SUNY Upstate
Syracuse University
The Tower of SCRABBLE – Chelsea Colon & Friends
United Way of CNY
Wegmans
Word Byrners – Bill & Nancy Byrne

Prize Sponsors

Ambience Hair Desgins – Karen Karle
Marty Angelone
ARC of Onondaga
A-Z Massage
Mary Jo Barnello
Bo-Mer Plastics
Jim & Julie Boeheim Foundation
Boom Babies
Bricks 4 Kids
Mary Katherine Buckley
C&S Companies
Vanessa Campbell
CenterState CEO
CH Insurance
Chelsea Colon
ComSourceNY
Marlena Daher-Rahman
Elan Therapeutic Massage
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Gifford Foundation
Dan Kopcow
Bill Kriesel
Lang Family
Ronnie Leigh
Liehs & Steigerwald
Mary O’Malley
John Maas
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Mickey’s Bait & Tackle
MOST
North Area YMCA
Opici Wine Group
Painting With A Twist
Pastabilities
Phoebe’s Restaurant & Coffee Lounge
Crystal Rhode
Royal Treatment Day Spa
Richard Sargent
Marie Sarno
Lynn & Corinne Smith
Ruth Stein
Stickley Audi & Co.
Symphoria
Syracuse Crunch
Syracuse Massage Therapy
Syracuse Mets
Syracuse Poster Project
Syracuse Stage
Sweet on Chocolate
Marsha L. Tait
Megan Thomas
Tops Friendly Markets
Witty Wicks
Whitmore Family

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 25-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 and door prizes, a wine pull, and live entertainment.

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

New This Year: Live auction with Bernie Brzostek!
The It’s Raining Money Umbrella!

Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

When is it?

Friday, January 31, 2020. Doors open at 5:00 PM – the Tournament will begin at 5:30 this year.

Where is it?

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

Who is going?

We are expecting about 450 people in 2020. Most of them will be playing for area businesses and organizations that have purchased a table for 8-10 players ($750), but individual tickets are also available for $75 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.