Escondido Public Library and the Friends of Literacy Services will host the 13th Annual Scrabble-Thon Tournament & Fundraiser on Saturday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The event will be held in the Auditorium of the Park Avenue Community Center, located at 210 Park Ave. Doors open for player check-in at 8:30 a.m. and tournament play begins at 9 a.m.
Players must pre-register by March 6, online at library.escondido.org/ scrabblethon, by mail, or in person at the Literacy Services office, located on the 2nd floor of the Library. The registration fee for adults is $25; registration for high school students is $15.
The Scrabble tournament consists of five 30-minute games and is open to adults and high school students. Players sign-up to play in one of three divisions: Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced. Participants can compete individually or as a part of a four-player team. Team play requires that all four teammates compete within the same division. Players compete for prizes at the end of each game as well as the final awards for highest individual, team, and high school scores.
Scrabble-Thon raises funds to benefit the Library’s Literacy Services program. Sponsored by the Friends of Literacy Services, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit Library support group, 100% of the proceeds will be used to provide literacy materials and resources. There will be opportunity drawings, a Pick-a-Tile game, and silent auction items throughout Scrabble-Thon. Opportunity drawing tickets will be on sale at the Library prior to March 11th and at the event. Donations are tax-deductible.
Literacy Services Librarian, Lalitha Nataraj, noted, “Scrabble-Thon is a great, intergenerational activity that’s fun and also aids vital literacy efforts in the community. You definitely don’t have to be an expert to play, and we welcome local players from all around Southern California.”
Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. For more information on Scrabble Thon and library services, contact Lalitha Nataraj, Literacy Services Librarian at 760-839-4219 or visit the website library.escondido.org.