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SCRABBLE For Literacy

Whether you're a parlor player or an experienced pro, here's your chance to compete in the 12th Annual SCRABBLE for Literacy Challenge!

Sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Illinois (LVI) with support from local chapters of the North American SCRABBLE Players Association (NASPA), the SCRABBLE for Literacy Challenge will by held on Sunday, October 25th at the Grossinger Honda Center, 6600 N. Western Ave., Chicago from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The event offers three ways to play: Competitive, Just for Fun, and NASPA Tournament.

If you choose the Competitive option, you can compete one-on-one to become the Chicago SCRABBLE champion! Official SCRABBLE rules will apply, but "Rule Breakers" will be available for purchase. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded.

If you decide to go with the Just for Fun option, you simply sit down with a table of your friends to play an open game. Rules are set by those playing.

If you're ready for a serious challenge, you can play in the official NASPA eight-game tournament. You must be NASPA member to play. Register at

Other highlights of the day include: Beat the Champs, an opportunity to test your mettle against World and National SCRABBLE champs; Word Play, a challenge to find as many words as you can in a group of alphagrammed letters; and a raffle and silent auction featuring donations from local restaurants, businesses, and entertainment venues.

All proceeds will benefit adult literacy programs in Illinois, as well as the Jump Start program, which serves incarcerated youth.

Complimentary food and refreshments, including drinks from Revolution Brewery, will be available throughout the event.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for teens, and children under 12 are admitted free. To register for the event, visit


LVI is a statewide organization committed to developing and supporting volunteer literacy programs that help families, adults, and out-of-school teens increase their literacy skills. In addition, LVI is the founder of the Jump Start program, which matches volunteers, primarily retired teachers, to serve as one-to-one tutors and mentors to youth residing in the Illinois Youth Centers.

To find out more about LVI and becoming a literacy volunteer, call (312) 857-1582 or visit us at


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