Wordplay Team Info
What’s the general format?
The competition is structured in several rounds, each of which is designed to challenge you to ponder, listen, look, count, remember, spell, and generally, think about what you already know in a new way.
Get a decent team together, show up, and have fun. Each round is going to require you to use different skills. That’s why it’s fun to be on a team— everybody knows different types of things! If your team has a broad age range, that can be to your advantage.
Each team is comprised of three people. You will be provided with answer sheets, snazzy LVCA pencils, and a scorekeeper to keep track of your score for you.
How do we sign up?
If you’re with a business or an organization, the team fee is $500. Register online here. If you want to use paper forms and mail in your fee, download this RegistrationPage2013.pdf If you’re an individual and willing to fundraise a little money for Literacy Volunteers through your social networks, go here and register as a fundraiser. This is new in 2013! Each year, we have individuals who really want to play and support LVCA but don’t have business support or can’t quite come up with the $500 team fee on their own. Through this online service, individuals can generate support from their social networks and form teams (this is known as “crowdsourcing.”) You don’t have to handle any money at all— just register and spread the word about your support of LVCA. This system provides clickable links for you to share in emails, twitter, facebook, and all the rest. We ask that you try your hardest to raise a minimum of $200. The team who raises the most money for LVCA wins 3 prizes—something for each team member!
If you have two friends who will do it as well, you can make your own team. If not, we’ll team you up with someone.
Questions? Our Team Chairperson is Ellen Osborne. Or call the LVCA office at 434.977.3838.
What should we wear?
We have a costume contest. If you want to participate, be creative!
What time should we arrive?
Wordplay starts at 7pm. Teams should arrive between 6:00-6:30 so you have some time for refreshments and to get settled. Eppies is providing great food for the teams.