About the Scrabble Corporate Challenge
Play SCRABBLE and raise money for literacy!
Enjoy a fun-filled evening where law firms, investment firms, financial institutions and blue chip corporations play SCRABBLE and compete against each other for the coveted TMX Cup
, while raising funds for Frontier College
, Canada’s original literacy organization.
When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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Where: Arcadian Court,
401 Bay Street, 8th Floor
5:00 – 6:00 Registration & Cocktails
Get your team photo on the Red Carpet
6:00 – 8:00 Scrabble tournament, silent auction and raffle draws
8:00 Live musical performance by Guilty5
8:30 Silent auction closes
8:30 - 9:00 Closing Ceremonies and Awards
9:00 - 10:00 Final raffle draw and musical performance by Guilty5
It’s easy to take for granted the concepts of reading and literacy.
But for those who have difficulty reading and writing, opportunities in life are severely limited. With more than 40% of adult Canadians lacking the literacy skills needed to read a simple e-mail or help their children with their homework, Frontier College is helping to turn around these statistics and break the intergenerational cycle of low literacy.
Since 2005, the SCRABBLE Corporate Challenge has raised $3.2 million for Frontier College.
There are economic benefits of higher literacy. Raising literacy scores of those with poor and weak by one level could create thousands of additional jobs, and raise productivity and profitability in businesses. A 1% increase in literacy levels would raise Canada’s productivity by 2.5%, an estimated $32 billion boost to our annual GDP.
Players will rack up triple word scores to vie for the coveted TMX Cup and the opportunity to open the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Teams consist of four players and four guests and cost $6,000 each. Each player plays SCRABBLE, competing against three competitors. Team scores will be combined at the end of the tournament.
Need help with your QOPHs and ZAPs?
Not an avid SCRABBLE player and need an advantage?
Purchase our Helpful Assists - including special Word Lists and the services of our professional SCRABBLE Ringers – which will be available throughout the evening. Prices increase after the 1st round of play!
Join the conversation! #SCRABBLE @FrontierCollege
For more information about Frontier College, visit www.frontiercollege.ca