Wordplay

Charlottesville's Game Show for Trivia Lovers

Wordplay 2019 was held on Wednesday, April 24 at the Paramount Theater. Wordplay is a team-based competition for people who love words, vocabulary, pop culture, history, literature, and showing off how smart they are. Teams are composed of three people from local businesses and organizations.

Wordplay is a great teambuilding opportunity for businesses and organizations. Several of our returning sponsors like to hold in-house trivia competitions to determine who will represent their business at the main event. We also invite all of our players and sponsors to a pre-game reception. This is also a great opportunity to network with other businesses.

We guarantee an engaging evening of trivia games, refreshments, and of course, your contribution will go to support a very worthy cause.

Who benefits?

Wordplay is the annual fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/ Albemarle. LVCA is an independent, non-profit organization that addresses low literacy and undereducation among adults in our region through free, individualized reading, writing, and English language instruction. It costs $1,000 to supply educational services to one student each year.

There are approximately 9,000 illiterate adults in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area. For every under-educated adult, $7,500 is lost annually due to workforce non-productivity, crime, and loss of tax revenue, as a result of unemployment. For the Charlottesville/Albemarle area alone that adds up to $67.5 million. Our mission is to help individuals become better workers, consumers, neighbors, citizens, and parents through one-to-one tutoring.

Ready to be a part of something awesome? 

Sponsorships start at $500 per team, the cost of providing six months of instruction to one student. Every sponsor receives a team in the competition, a listing in the program, two audience tickets to the event (valued at $40), and an invitation to join us for the pre-game reception. Our higher level sponsors receive ads in our program, their logo on our publicity (including TV and newspaper), as well as mentions on our social media channels. 

We'll annouce the date for Wordplay 2020 by August 2019. 

Please contact Heather with any Wordplay related questions. 


Special Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors: