About the Event - SCRABBLE® Corporate Challenge
It is a fun-filled evening that sees Bay Street law firms, investment firms, financial institutions and blue chip corporations play SCRABBLE and compete against each other for the coveted TMX Cup, while raising funds for Frontier College, Canada’s literacy organization.
A tournament based on a word game is the perfect event to bring awareness to low literacy rates in Canada. Since 2005, the SCRABBLE® Corporate Challenge has raised close to $3.2 million for Frontier College. These important funds help to train volunteers to deliver vital literacy and learning support to disadvantaged children, youth and adults in locations such as aboriginal communities, women’s shelters, inner-city schools, farms and community housing. For more information visit www.frontiercollege.ca
From lawyers to bankers, over 350 people get on board to become the top wordsmith and help support literacy.
Industry band Guilty 5 will perform!
Teams consist of four players and four guests and cost $6,000 each. Each player plays SCRABBLE®, competing against three competitors.
There are three ways to win:
1. The team with the highest score wins the TMX Cup and the opportunity to open the TSX Market!
2. The team with the highest score in their business conference wins their conference title.
3. The three individual players with the highest scores win the Three Stars Award.
At the event, players can increase their chances of winning by purchasing Helpful Assists. There are different types of Helpful Assists available, including word lists and world-class SCRABBLE® players, known as ringers, who will come to your table, look at your letters and help you come up with a seven letter word, a triple score word or a word that will increase your score.
Guests get to meet and mingle with other senior level executives from competing corporations, cheer on their team, play impromptu SCRABBLE® games, bid on fantastic silent auction items, enjoy canapés and cocktails and take in the competitive atmosphere.
In 2017, 30 teams participated!
Next year, we hope to increase participation and increase the amount of money we raise to improve literacy for children, youth and adults across the country.