What is Words & Friends for Literacy? 

Words & Friends for Literacy is the Portage County Literacy Council’s annual fundraising event at which teams play collective Scrabble. Due to COVID-19, Words & Friends for Literacy will be held remotely only. We invite members of the community to form teams of any size and play a variety of word games and raise funds anytime from April 25-29.  Your participation will help us continue to provide adult literacy services in Portage County. Play 1 day or every day, 1 hour or 24 hours. It’s up to you!

Why Words & Friends for Literacy? 

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and funds for adult literacy! We are the only community-based literacy program for adults in Portage County, and proceeds from this event are essential to the services we provide our learners. Let’s have some socially distant fun – together.

When? April 25-29

Raise funds and play word games anytime from Sunday, April 25 – Thursday, April 29.

Each day we’ll post a word game challenge on the PCLC Facebook page at 10am. Teams who send us a picture of their participation in the daily challenge by 8pm have the opportunity to win a daily prize.

In early May, PCLC will announce and give prizes to the top three fundraising teams.

How to Sign Up and Participate

Sign up a team online for free!  Use this form.

Gather a team of any size. Adults and youth are welcome to participate. Pick a cool name. For example, the library’s team name is Dewey and the Decimals.

Like our Facebook page. This is where we will post the daily word game challenges, including crossword puzzles, Wordsearches, Scrabble (online or offline), and more! Take a photo of your team participating in the daily challenge, then either email it to us or share it on the PCLC Facebook page by 8pm each day. If sharing on Facebook, use the hashtag #MyWordsandFriends. Make sure your photo settings are set to public sharing. Teams who submit photos will have a chance to win prizes, including gift cards to great local restaurants!

Celebrate literacy! You can also play other word games or activities of your choice online or in person with your team. Post photos with the hashtag #MyWordsAndFriends and tag @Portage County Literacy Council.

Set a team fundraising goal. PCLC will send you information on fundraising online for you to share with your family and friends. Don’t forget to tell them why you support adult literacy. The three teams that raise the most will win gift baskets full of great prizes from local businesses. The grand prize basket will include a $100 Metro Market gift card!

Want to raise funds off-line too?

We’ll automatically get donations you raise online using this link. If you collect cash and checks, fill out this donation form and mail it to PCLC at 1209 Fremont Street, 209 Nelson Hall, Stevens Point, WI 54481 by Friday, April 30.

Don’t want to play but still want to support a team?

Donate to support a team at this link.

2021 Sponsors

Event Sponsor                                         

Triple Word Sponsors  





Double Word Sponsors









Double Letter Sponsors

Ki Mobility
Prevail Bank


Team Sponsors

International Bank of Amherst
Lee Ayers Jewelers
Team Schierl Companies
The Pineries