Literacy Volunteers’ Scrabble Challenge a triple-word success

Tony Raimondi, Phil O’Neill and Sam Roberts from Team Pitney Bowes plot their move.

Tony Raimondi, Phil O’Neill and Sam Roberts from Team Pitney Bowes plot their move.

Family Centers’ Literacy Volunteers hosted more than 250 attendees during their 14th Annual Scrabble Challenge April 29.

The organization raised more than $90,000 to fund writing instruction and literacy programs in lower Fairfield County including in Greenwich. Guests gathered at the Greenwich Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich to play a few rounds of Scrabble, enjoy dinner and share the success stories of Literacy Volunteers’ students.

The winning teams in the corporate and schools divisions were presented with the Scrabble Challenge Cup, a new trophy  in the spirit of the NHL’s Stanley Cup. FactSet won the corporate competition while Stanwich School claimed victory amongst the participating schools, earning them the right to host the cup until next year’s competition.

Scrabblers in the friends and family division earned awards as well and a variety of prizes including a trip to Lake Placid and New York Yankee tickets were given away.

Greenwich resident Marge Berkley co-chaired the event along with Rowayton resident Stewart Brownlee.

Literacy Volunteers is a program of Family Centers, which offers free literacy, English language instruction and adult education services to more than 500 Fairfield County residents each year. Computer classes, financial literacy services and work readiness program are also offered.

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