• Event Info / Registration

    What: 10th Anniversary SCRABBLEMania!!! When: January 31, 2020 Where: Marriott Syracuse Downtown

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

    Scoring App

    Registration

    Save The Date! Friday January 31, 2020 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown! Online registration will open in September, 2019. Check back for event news!

    Number of Tickets

    Save The Date! Friday January 31, 2020 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown! Online registration will open in September, 2019. Check back for event news!

    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. Check back for event details!

    Featured Sponsors

    2019 Tournament Sponsor
    Marriott Syracuse Downtown
    2019 Presenting Sponsor
    Business Journal News Network
    2019 Media Sponsor
    C&S Companies

  • 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 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!

    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 1, 2019 at the Syracuse Marriott Downtown (Value: $750)! 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 17, 2020! 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 17, 2020 to qualify for a free table at the SCRABBLE Mania Tournament on January 31, 2020 at the Marriott.

    Have fun and thank you for your support!

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

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

    Check back for the 2020 Sponsorship brochure.

    2020 Presenting Sponsor $7,500
    2020 Tournament Round Sponsor $2,500
    2020 Food & Beverage Sponsor $1,500
    2020 Table Sponsor $750
    2020 Prize Sponsor $250
    2020 Individual Ticket $75

    Check out all the community support for 2019 SCRABBLEMania Below:

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

    Food & Beverage Sponsors
    Bousquet & Holstein, PLLC
    www.bhlawpllc.com/

    CNY Community Foundation
    https://cnycf.org/

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

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

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

    AV Sponsor
    Visual Technologies

    Print Sponsor
    Ansun Graphics, Inc.

    Table Sponsors
    Advance Media
    Paul & Mary Ann Anderson
    Aminy Audi
    ARC of Onondaga
    Bankers Health Care Group
    Bill & Nancy Byrne
    Bond Schoeneck & King
    Bowers & Co.
    Brown Duke & Fogel, P.C.
    CH Insurance Inc.
    ComSource
    Dannible & McKee
    Diversified Capital Management, LLC
    Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C.
    Hansen’s Advisory Services
    HealtheConnections 2018 Grand Champions
    Inficon
    Innovative
    Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
    Marriott Syracuse Downtown
    Onondaga Community College
    ProLiteracy & Friends
    Sugarman Law Firm
    SUNY Upstate Medical University
    Syracuse Crunch
    Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center
    Syracuse University
    United Way CNY
    Wegmans

    Raffle and Prize Sponsors
    A-Z Massage Therapy
    Ambience Salon – Karen Karle
    Marty Angelone
    Bo-Mer Plastics
    Bricks4Kids
    Byrne Hollow Farm
    C&S Companies
    Dennis Cook
    CenterState CEO
    Cooperative Federal Credit Union
    Core Health & Fitness
    Daniel’s Grill
    Elan Therapeutic Massage
    Everson Museum of Art
    Finally Ours Diner
    Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo
    Gifford Foundation
    Betsy Lang
    Leihs & Steigerwalds
    Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County
    Marriott Syracuse Downtown
    McClurg
    Mickey’s Bait & Tackle
    MOST
    North Area YMCA
    Onondaga Historical Association
    Opici Wine Group
    Pastabilities
    Phoebe’s Restaurant and Coffee Lounge
    Red House
    Crystal Rhode
    Royal Treatment Day Spa
    Bobbie Savage
    Symphoria
    Syracuse Massage Therapy
    Syracuse Mets
    Syracuse Poster Project
    Syracuse Stage
    Marsha L Tait
    Witty Wicks Candles

  • 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 prizes, a wine pull, and live entertainment.

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

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

Scoring App

Registration

Save The Date! Friday January 31, 2020 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown! Online registration will open in September, 2019. Check back for event news!

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. Check back for event details!

Featured Sponsors

2019 Tournament Sponsor
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
2019 Presenting Sponsor
Business Journal News Network
2019 Media Sponsor
C&S Companies

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 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!

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 1, 2019 at the Syracuse Marriott Downtown (Value: $750)! 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 17, 2020! 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 17, 2020 to qualify for a free table at the SCRABBLE Mania Tournament on January 31, 2020 at the Marriott.

Have fun and thank you for your support!

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

Check back for the 2020 Sponsorship brochure.

2020 Presenting Sponsor $7,500
2020 Tournament Round Sponsor $2,500
2020 Food & Beverage Sponsor $1,500
2020 Table Sponsor $750
2020 Prize Sponsor $250
2020 Individual Ticket $75

Check out all the community support for 2019 SCRABBLEMania Below:

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

Food & Beverage Sponsors
Bousquet & Holstein, PLLC
www.bhlawpllc.com/

CNY Community Foundation
https://cnycf.org/

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

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

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

AV Sponsor
Visual Technologies

Print Sponsor
Ansun Graphics, Inc.

Table Sponsors
Advance Media
Paul & Mary Ann Anderson
Aminy Audi
ARC of Onondaga
Bankers Health Care Group
Bill & Nancy Byrne
Bond Schoeneck & King
Bowers & Co.
Brown Duke & Fogel, P.C.
CH Insurance Inc.
ComSource
Dannible & McKee
Diversified Capital Management, LLC
Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C.
Hansen’s Advisory Services
HealtheConnections 2018 Grand Champions
Inficon
Innovative
Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Onondaga Community College
ProLiteracy & Friends
Sugarman Law Firm
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse Crunch
Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center
Syracuse University
United Way CNY
Wegmans

Raffle and Prize Sponsors
A-Z Massage Therapy
Ambience Salon – Karen Karle
Marty Angelone
Bo-Mer Plastics
Bricks4Kids
Byrne Hollow Farm
C&S Companies
Dennis Cook
CenterState CEO
Cooperative Federal Credit Union
Core Health & Fitness
Daniel’s Grill
Elan Therapeutic Massage
Everson Museum of Art
Finally Ours Diner
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Gifford Foundation
Betsy Lang
Leihs & Steigerwalds
Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
McClurg
Mickey’s Bait & Tackle
MOST
North Area YMCA
Onondaga Historical Association
Opici Wine Group
Pastabilities
Phoebe’s Restaurant and Coffee Lounge
Red House
Crystal Rhode
Royal Treatment Day Spa
Bobbie Savage
Symphoria
Syracuse Massage Therapy
Syracuse Mets
Syracuse Poster Project
Syracuse Stage
Marsha L Tait
Witty Wicks Candles

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 prizes, a wine pull, and live entertainment.

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