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Monday, April 28, 2014

In New Haven, April 30 is 'Scrabble Day" thanks to Literacy Volunteers

NEW HAVEN - The LiteracyVolunteers annual Scrabble Challenge fundraiser is scheduled to run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 30  at the Wilbur Cross High School Cafeteria, 181 Mitchell Drive, organizers said in a release.

In past events, "hundreds of players have competed for bragging rights while raising money to support the efforts of Literacy Volunteer tutors in the community," the release said. 

Morning anchor Chris Velardi, of WTNH News 8 will act as host for the event.

Go to to register your team. Four people play together as a team at each table. The cost is just $50/person or $200/table, the release said. The cost includes dinner, a raffle and two rounds of Team Scrabble, one with an opponent and one without, the release said. The Grand Prize goes to the team that collects the most pledge dollars.

Several Literacy Volunteers students will speak about their experiences learning to read and speak English, the release said.


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