What is Words & Friends for Literacy? 

Words & Friends for Literacy is the Portage County Literacy Council’s annual fundraising event at which teams of up to four players play collective Scrabble. During three timed rounds, teams work together to play as many words as possible on their Scrabble board. The bigger the word score, the better! Team scores are added up after each round and the teams with the most total points are crowned the champions.  A catered meal and great door prizes are provided and a cash bar is available. Teams also raise funds online and in-person before the event to help provide adult literacy services in Portage County.

Save the date: the next Words & Friends for Literacy will be Thursday, April 30, 2020!

This year’s event will be held at the Moose Family Center, 1025 N 2nd Street, Stevens Point. Check in starts at 5:30pm. Play starts at 6:00pm.

Registration (forms coming soon):

Register your team at this link by April 23. The registration fee is $100 per team (or $25 per person).
Begin raising funds using this donation form and/or set up a team fundraising page online at this link.
Donate to support a team at this link.
Like and share our Facebook event.
Become an event sponsor.

Why Words & Friends for 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. The team fee is $100 for four players ($25 per person), and teams are encouraged to raise additional donations. Prizes will be awarded to the team that raises the most funds!

2019 Sponsors (to be updated soon)

Event Sponsors                                         



Triple Word Sponsors  



Double Word Sponsors



Media Sponsors




Double Letter Sponsors

Community First Bank
Donaldson Co.
Ki Mobility
Marshfield Clinic Health System and Security Health Plan
Old National Bank

Team Sponsors

JHL Digital Direct
Lands’ End
McCain Foods USA
Team Schierl Companies
The Pineries