2022 Kalamazoo ScrabbleFest

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The Kalamazoo Literacy Council will host the 11th Kalamazoo SCRABBLE® Fest on August 6th, 2022, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, to benefit adult literacy. Each year, players meet up for an exciting day of gaming to raise awareness and funds that directly serve adult learners across the region. This is the KLC’s largest fundraiser! 

Saturday, August 6
12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Radisson Plaza Hotel
100 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Serving a need
In Kalamazoo County, 25,000 people –1 in 8 adults — struggle to read, which means they are not able to apply for jobs, manage their health, or help their children learn. In fact, research shows that children of parents with low literacy levels have a 72% chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves. In 2021, we introduced the Read and Seed Interpretive Learning Center, a community garden and outdoor classroom designed to inspire multi-generational learning. The site blends Health and Parent Literacy and welcomes tutors, volunteers, adult learners, and their families. All KLC literacy services are FREE and we are currently serving hundreds of learners across the region through the Virtual Learning Center and in-person classes.

The KLC welcomes sponsors! 100% of your contribution supports adult literacy instruction. We have many levels to choose from with great benefits for your business. Please download the sponsorship packet and return it by July 8, 2022 to ensure placement on print materials. We are seeking financial sponsors as well as in-kind donations for prize baskets. 
Game play options:  
  • Just for Fun Division – $25 per player
  • Competitive Division – $25 per player 
  • Teams Division – $200 per 4-person team 
  • Online Division: $5 for up to three submissions. $25 for unlimited submissions. More submissions = more chances to win!
    1. Play the online game (against the computer). 
    2. Take a screenshot and email it to [email protected]
    3. Three players will win prizes.  

The registration deadline has been extended to August 5* at 3pm. Registration includes hors d’oeuvres and gaming materials. Cash bar (cash only) is available. Parking in the Radisson structure is $5 for the day. Click the button below to register.  Questions? Contact Kito at [email protected] or (269) 382-0490 ext. 211. 

*T-shirts cannot be guaranteed for registrations after July 22. 


2021 winners

CONGRATS to all of this year’s winners:
Competitive Division:
1st Place: *Kalamazoo Scrabble Fest Champion* Charles Armstrong
2nd Place: Robert Wall Emerson
3rd Place: Matt Maynard

Teams Division:
1st Place: Humphrey Products
2nd Place: The Kalamazoo Promise
3rd Place: KLC Interns

Just for Fun Division:
1st Place: Janet Dickerson
2nd Place: Shirley Lohrberg
3rd Place: Raymond Wilson

Cage Matches:
Terese Banner
Dorothy Kemp

Online Division:
Paula A.
Susan S.

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Can’t attend Scrabble Fest but still want to support the KLC? All gifts are welcomed and greatly appreciated. 100% of proceeds will directly benefit free adult literacy programs and services. Please use the button below to donate.

Thank you! 

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Thank you to our financial and in-kind sponsors and partners! 

  • Keith and Julie Lewandowski
  • Keith and Paula Alridge
  • Honorable Julie M. Rogers and Dr. Ed Orloff

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