H&S Faculty on Board for Literacy Fund-raiser


Contributed by David Maley

Saturday, March 29
7:00 p.m.
Ithaca Holiday Inn

Some faculty members in the School of Humanities and Sciences will be reacquainting themselves with the dictionary this week, as they prepare to take part in the "Scrabble for Literacy" fund-raiser being held by Literacy Volunteers of Tompkins County (LVTC). The event will pit teams of Scrabble players against one another to support LVTC's adult literacy initiatives.

Scrabble for Literacy combines the fun of playing a game everyone knows with the goal of raising funds for an organization whose mission is to help people learn to read. Participants will sit at tables of eight and play Scrabble as a team. The team with the highest single score after three rounds will be declared the champion. The donation to sponsor a table is $250.00, while individuals can join in for $35.00.
"Our team is generously sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences," say team organizers Sarah Rubenstein-Gillis, an instructor in the Department of Sociology, and Gregory Tomso, an assistant professor in the Department of English. "We are committed to literacy education in Tompkins County, and are delighted to take part in this event that allows Ithaca College to contribute to our local community."

The other members of the team are:

"This is a great opportunity for clubs, departments, or friends to get together, have a good time, and support literacy," says Jackie Sletto, fund-raising and communications coordinator for LVTC. "Scrabble for Literacy is not a tournament; it's a party. The rules of the event allow everyone to participate and have a good time, no matter their Scrabble skill level."

Scrabble for Literacy will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Ithaca Holiday Inn. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. For more information contact Jackie Sletto at Literacy@TLPartners.org or (607) 277-6442.

Contributed by David Maley