Grab a dictionary and brush up on those words that start with the letter “Q”! It’s time for Literacy Volunteers’ 15th Annual Scrabble Challenge.
The event, which is co-chaired by Greenwich residents Joli Gross and Ann Croll and Rob Vendig of Stamford, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Greenwich Hyatt Regency. The Scrabble Challenge brings together families, school groups and members of the business community for an evening of friendly competition. Players will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and two rounds of Scrabble.
All proceeds will support Literacy Volunteers’ English-language, literacy and education services offered to residents of Fairfield County.
Teams (up to three players) are forming now and a number of sponsorship opportunities are available. Teams are eligible to participate in three divisions: Corporate, Friends and Family and Schools.
Literacy Volunteers is a program of Family Centers, which offers free literacy, English language instruction and adult education services to more than 700 Fairfield County residents each year. Programs are facilitated by a team of more than 100 volunteers, who donate more than 14,000 hours each year. Computer classes, financial literacy services and work readiness program are also offered.
Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 200 professionals and 2,800 and trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Departments of Public Health and Children and Families. Visit www.familycenters.org for additional information.