Here at GHCC we’re getting ready one of our very favorite events: the Scrabble Fundraiser for Literacy on March 27. This is our ninth year hosting the tournament, which includes a light fare buffet, prizes, and both competitive and social brackets of play. Haven’t checked it out yet? Download our registration flyer or visit our Facebook event for more details.
Today, we asked volunteer Dave Engelhardt to tell us about how he got involved with GHCC’s Adult Literacy & ESOL Program. We’ll give you a hint: it had something to do with Scrabble!
I’ve been involved with the Greater Homewood Adult Literacy & ESOL Scrabble Fundraiser for Literacy every year since the beginning in 2001. The first year, I participated as a player. Afterward, I volunteered as a literacy tutor at GHCC, and since then I have been involved in the organizing and planning the Scrabble event.
For me, it’s always an enjoyable evening! It’s an opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. There’s always plenty of food and it’s an opportunity to play my favorite word game. I highly recommend it to anyone, whether you’ve only played Scrabble a couple of times at home with family or if you are a club and tournament player. It doesn’t matter, because you can play at whatever level you are comfortable with and have an enjoyable evening and at the same time contribute to the Adult Literacy & ESOL Program at GHCC.
Players face off at the 2009 Scrabble Fundraiser for Literacy