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 comprised of three people from local businesses and organizations. The audience is invited to play along and cheer for their favorite team!
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.
Wordplay 2017 took place at The Paramount on Thursday, April 27.
See pictures from this event on Flickr: Wordplay 2017