Information for Teams

Wordplay 2020 was rescheduled from April 1 to September 30. We'll see you in the fall!

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. If you enjoy crosswords, word games, and trivia, Wordplay is for you! Each team comprises three people. You will be provided with answer sheets, snazzy LVCA pencils, and a scorekeeper to keep track of your score for you. You'll compete from the comfort of your seats at The Paramount Theater. Your scores will be projected onto the big screen after each intermission. 

Why should my company participate?

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 them at the main event. Our pre-game party also provides a great opportunity to network with other businesses. 

Is it for adults only?

While Wordplay is created for an adult audience, teenagers should be fine. 

How do we participate?

Team sponsorship starts at $600. Sponsors can also donate in-kind goods of the same value in place of their team fees. Sponsorships without team participation are also available. Click here for more information.

What's great about Wordplay?

Wordplay is the opposite of most fundraisers, as every single person in the room participates. The teams are competing, but everyone in the audience is playing along, too. Each audience member has his or her own answer sheet, just like the teams. The vibe is the room is fantastic. The game is fun, entertaining, and challenging. It makes for a great live show that's really amusing to attend. 

Who benefits?

Wordplay is the annual fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/ Albemarle. LVCA is an independent, non-profit organization that offers free, confidential, individualized basic literacy and ESOL instruction to approximately 460 adults each year. A single team sponsorship of $600 covers the cost of supplying educational services to one student for six months.

Want more information about starting your own team?

If you'd like more information about registering a team, contact Heather Tebbenhoff

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