UNT Scrabble® tourney benefits kids’ reading program

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 21:34

DENTON (UNT), Texas – Word wizards will gather at the University of North Texas April 18 (Thursday) to test their vocabulary prowess — while raising money for a children’s reading program.

A UNT Scrabble® tournament — open to the public — will benefit Success for Life through Reading, a nonprofit organization at UNT that promotes early childhood literacy in north Texas. Program volunteers visit area preschools and infant and toddler classrooms each week to read to children. In turn, each child gets to take home a copy of the book. Proceeds from the Scrabble® tournament will help pay for more books.

“With five dollars, we can buy two books for kids,” said Katy Newman, literacy coordinator of the Success for Life through Reading program. “The tournament is a fun way to spend a Thursday night, but it’s also a way to contribute to a much bigger cause.”

When is the Scrabble® tournament? 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 18 (Thursday).

Where is it? Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building Rooms 176 and Room 180, 1704 W. Mulberry St.

What’s the cost? Pre-registration is $5 per person for individuals, $7 per partner team or $3 per person on a team of four to eight players. Registration at the door is $7 for individuals, $10 per partner team or $5 per person for a team of four to eight players. Fees include two 45-minute rounds of Scrabble®. Refreshments will be served. Prizes will be awarded.

How do you register? Visit https://ecv.unt.edu/st2013.

Need more info? Contact Newman at SLRScrabble2013@gmail.com or 940-565-3381.

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