Scrabble players of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Boys & Girls Club SCRABBLE Challenge on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Jasna Polana in Princeton. The event – which sold out last year – will match teams of three players each in two 30-minute games.
Proceeds from the Scrabble Challenge will benefit extended day learning programs at the Club. The organization offers daily recreational and academic enrichment programs to 1,200 kids in grades K to 8 at its Clubhouse and in 11 public schools in the City of Trenton.
Through games-based programming, the Boys & Girls Club makes learning fun for kids every day. Club kids play math and vocabulary bingo on iPod touches, participate in Jeopardy-style knowledge bowls, and compete in chess and scrabble tournaments yearly.
This year, the Boys & Girls Club welcomes back first place winners; Reed Smith, along with an honorable team from the Bayonne Fire Department, who were one of the first departments to respond to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in 2002.
A buffet dinner will be served at the event, which runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. A wine pull is available through which attendees can make a $20 donation and receive a wrapped bottle of wine valued from $20 to $100. Click Here to learn how you can make a wine pull donation.
Many area Scrabble lovers already have registered as teams or individually. There are opportunities to play for both the recreational and serious player. Tickets are $500 for a team of three players and/or spectators, and $85 for an individual. Corporate sponsors include Accenture, Bank of America,Reed Smith and PNC Bank. Corporate sponsorship packages are also available.