Save the Date!   April 18, 2019 @ the Lismore Hotel & Conference Center

Team Registration*

The Team Entry fee is $350.  There are two options to register:

1. Download, print and complete the form.  Mail it along with your check to Literacy Volunteers Chippewa Valley, 510 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire, WI 54703 or submit your payment with a credit card.

2.  Download and print the SB Team Brochure 2018.

Each team is assigned a Word Waiter, a regulation Scrabble Board and a bag of 100 tiles.  We will have 2 Divisions: 

1. The Tortoise Division is for those teams that prefer to play Scrabble the traditional way. Rules for the Tortoise Division may be found here.

2. The Hare Division is our version of speed Scrabble.

Played in three timed rounds, teams are given 100 tiles to build words as fast as possible. Each round increases in difficulty as tiles are removed and the time decreases. Normal scoring rules apply.

  • Round 1 = 20 minutes
  • Round 2 = 15 minutes — 20 tiles are removed, but you can buy them back for $5 each
  • Round 3 = 10 minutes — 10 tiles are removed, but you can buy them back for $5 each

Rules for the Hare Division may be found here.


Letter Point Values

1 point

A, E, I, O,U, L, N, R, S, T

2 points

D, G

3 points

B, C, M, P

4 points

F, H, V,W, Y

5 points


8 points

J. X

10 points

Q, Z

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! 

  • Individual  – Highest Fundraising
  • Team – Highest Fundraising
  • Team – Best Costume
  • Team – Most Points Scored

“Bee” A Sponsor

It’s Scrabble with a twist!  A team of 6 work together to build words.  Play 3 games.  The team achieving the highest total for all 3 games is declared the winner!  Enjoy an evening of friendly competition!   Proceeds from individual and team donations along with corporate sponsorships help us continue to provide literacy services for adults in Chippewa, Dunn and Eau Claire counties.  

Event Sponsor: $5,000


The ScrabbleBee event will only have 1 event sponsor.  Your company name and logo will be:

  • on all event materials including (signage, flyers, e-invites, press releases)
  • mentioned in WQOW TV-18 promos
  • mentioned in VolumeOne ads
  • mentioned thoughout the event and in streaming PowerPoint
  • recognized in the May newsletter
  • recognized in our Annual Report
  • recognized on our website
  • recognized in Social Media promotion
  • two team tables (12 players). 

Major Sponsor: $2,000

As a major sponsor your company name and/or logo will be:

  • included on all signage, flyers, e-invites, press releases
  • mentioned throughout the event and in streaming PowerPoint
  • recognized in the May newsletter
  • recognized in our Annual Report
  • recognized on our website
  • recognized in Social Media promotion 
  • one team table (6 players)

Game Sponsor: $1,000

As a Game Sponsor  your company name and/or logo will be:

  • featured as a sponsor of one game at the event
  • mentioned throughout the event and in streaming PowerPoint
  • Recognized in our Annual Report
  • Recognized on our website

Tile Sponsor: $500

As a tile sponsor your company name and/or logo will be:

  • mentioned throughout the event and in streaming PowerPoint 
  • Recognized on our website

Team Sponsor: $350

  • Sponsor one team of six people to participate in the event
  • Your company name and logo will be featured at the table 
  • To register your team, sign up here!

To ‘BEE’ a sponsor complete our on-line Sponsorship Form.  To complete the process you may:

1.  Either mail a check to Literacy Volunteers Chippewa Valley, Attn:  ScrabbleBee Committee, 510 S. Farwell St.  Eau Claire 54701


2.  Pay by credit card by clicking here


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 on-line.


Citizenship 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 classroom for 5 months 


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

Donate a Basket for the 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 (scrap-booking, 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 no later than Friday, April 13th.  Or call us @ 715-834-0222 if we need to pick up your donation! 

Volunteer to “Bee” a Word Waiter

We need your help!  We are looking for volunteers to help as a “Word Waiter” for our 16th Annual Scrabble Bee to “bee” held:

Date:  Thursday, April 19, 2018

Time: Team Check in 5:15 p.m.; Games start @ 6:00 p.m.

Place:  The Lismore Hotel & Conference Center

As a “Word Waiter” you will supervise a 6-member team during the three rounds of “competition” to make sure they follow the rules and stop after each round.

Word Waiter Trainings will take place, Wednesday, April 11 at 5:30 and Tuesday, April 17 at 5:30.


Duties include:

  • keeping track of the score,
  • reporting scores to officials, and
  • selling back tiles taken from the players in each round. 

Word Waiters have a busy night but are able to enjoy the free food and soda.

Download and print the Word Waiter sheet


E-mail us now or call 715-834-0222 to be a word waiter!

Let’s Make the 17th Annual ScrabbleBee A Success!

Thirty-six teams turned out Thursday evening  April 21, 2017 at 29 Pines for fun and games, raffles and prizes, pizza, popcorn, beer & soda!

Click here to see photos from our event.

Click here to see photos from from the 2018 event.

Thanks to sponsors, teams, word waiters, basket and prize donors we raised over $35,000!   

Click here to see the complete listing

Our Major Sponsors:




Click here to see the final scores and team rankings