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Teams are encouraged to raise donations for their team before the event.  Prizes will be awarded for individuals and teams who raise the most funds in their division! 

What is ScrabbleBee?

ScrabbleBee is our annual fundraising event where our guests play Scrabble. There are two ways our participants can play:

  • Hare version

  • Tortoise version


Here’s how it works: “Hare” teams work with each other – and against the clock – to build as many high-scoring words on the Scrabble® board as possible. Three games are played throughout the evening, and the team with the highest total score for all three games is the winner.


In addition to the fast-paced play, there is also a “Tortoise” division that plays traditional Scrabble®. Other activities include a silent auction, raffles, prizes, and food. 

  • Individual  – Highest Fundraising

  • Team – Highest Fundraising

  • Team – Most Points Scored


Proceeds from individual and team donations and corporate sponsorships help us continue to provide literacy services for adults in Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire counties.  

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Make A Pledge

Your pledge in support of an individual or team can make a difference in the life of a Literacy Volunteers adult student who is learning to read, write, or speak in English, use a computer, do some basic math or get their GED. Download Pledge Donation Form, print it, ask for pledges, and bring the form with you with your pledge money to the ScrabbleBee event, or Make your Pledge Online on our website. Click on the "Donate" button.  In the Notes section, write down the name of the person you are pledging to and the name of their team, or make a payment below.

Citizen Book or pens, pencils, paper


GED Calculator


Provide tutor training materials for one tutor
Provide materials & supplies for 1 month of early childhood program



Buy a new laptop


Sponsor a student for a year


Sponsor a family in our Family Literacy Program for one year


Sponsor a family in our Family Literacy Program for one year


Your donations make a difference in the lives of the students and their families

Donate a Basket/Item for Raffle

The basket raffle is an exciting part of Scrabble Bee – a fun basket creates a “Buzz” as participants “Scrabble” for their favorites. The baskets donated last year were a great success!  Proceeds from the raffle help us deliver literacy services to adults in the Chippewa Valley.

  • Basket Suggestions: Choose a theme around a book (scrapbooking, fishing, a children’s book, traveling, quilting, golfing, gardening, cooking, etc.).  A copy of the book should be included among the items in the basket. 

  • Baskets should be valued at approximately $125.

  • Complete this form as soon as possible! The earlier we have information about your donation, the more we are able to promote baskets to the team participants. 

  • Deliver your basket to our office.  Or call us @ 715-834-0222 if we need to pick up your donation! 

Past Events

Click here to see photos from our 2017 event.

Click here to see photos from the 2018 event.

Click here to see photos from the 2019 event.

Click here to see photos from the 2021 event.

Click here to see photos from the 2022 event.

Thanks to sponsors, teams, word waiters, basket and prize donors we raised over $40,000!   

2024 Event Sponsor

2024 Major Sponsors
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2024 Game Sponsors

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2024 Tile Sponsors
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2024 Sponsors

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