READ La Porte County Annual Scrabble Tournament

By: Mary Hedge Last Updated: September 1, 2012

Read-LaPorte-CountyScrabble is one of the most popular games in America. In fact, one out of every three households owns a Scrabble game. But have you ever played with a partner against another pair? Please come and try this method, using traditional Scrabble rules but playing with a team member, at 7:00 p.m., CDT, on Thursday, September 27 at the Best Western Plus La Porte Hotel & Conference Center, 444 Pine Lake Ave., La Porte. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., CDT. The cost is $25 per person. Scholarships are available. You may register in a team of two or as an individual to be assigned a partner. Register ahead of time by contacting Mary Hedge at Registrations at the door are also accepted.

This event is READ La Porte County, Inc.'s ninth annual Scrabble Tournament fund raiser. Everyone will receive complimentary snacks. A cash bar will be available. Everyone will receive a door prize and additional prizes will be awarded to the top scoring teams, the top word scorer, and the person who plays the largest number of silver words from a list in honor of the organization's 25th (silver) anniversary.

Consider coming with a family member. Team up with a son or daughter, a brother or sister, or a parent. Consider coming with someone you work with. Have fun challenging people from other groups.

Don't know how to play Scrabble? We'll show you how beginning at 6:30 p.m., CDT, before the tournament. Or go to for the official rules.

If Scrabble isn't for you, please think about donating in another way. Sponsor a team which can't afford to play. Submit a cash donation. Give a prize.

READ La Porte County, Inc. is a United Way agency which matches volunteer tutors with students of all ages in reading, math, English, language arts, and GED preparation at no charge to the student. A more literate community improves the quality of everyone's life in the community.

For more information or to become a student or tutor, click here or contact Mary Hedge at or 219-362-6316.