Annual Scrabble Challenge Scores for Literacy Volunteers
Despite a rare November snowstorm that walloped lower Fairfield County, local wordsmiths braved the elements and vied for “Srabble Supremacy” at Literacy Volunteers at Family Centers’ 18th Annual Scrabble Challenge fundraiser. The event was held on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Stamford Hilton.
Co-chaired by David Ball of Darien, and Rob Vendig of Stamford, Literacy Volunteers’ Scrabble Challenge brought together families, school groups and members of the business community for an evening of friendly competition. Players enjoyed cocktails, a buffet dinner, a silent auction and two rounds of Scrabble.
When the dust settled, teams from FactSet and the Waterside School claimed titles in the Corporate and Schools divisions, respectively. Team Vendig took the Friends & Family division championship.
All proceeds supported Literacy Volunteers’ English-language, literacy and education services offered to nearly 600 residents throughout Fairfield County.
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 4,000 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 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. Visit www.familycenters.org for additional information.