826CHI, the nonprofit creative writing and tutoring center for children, is hosting a charity scrabble tournament in late February. The tournament pits teams of two against each other in a day long battle of wits and words. Each team must raise $500 to compete. 826CHI suggests raising this sum through peer to peer fundraising (asking 25 friends for $20). During game play, you use your $500 to buy “cheats” which help you take down your opponents. It should be noted that teams are required to dress in costume. Games last 45 minutes, and it’s an all day event.
With 30 maximum registering teams, the tournament hopes to raise $20,000 for 826CHI programming which is free to all 2,000+ students. Check out the 826CHI website to learn more about their programs. Registration is still open for the tournament, and you can register as an individual and be matched with another player to form a team. If you’re not interested in playing, but would like to donate, you can do that here. The tournament occurs on February 27th starting at 11:30a.m. but you must register beforehand. Visit the event page to register and for information about tournament play and prizes