Lake Erie Ink – 2nd Annual Giant Bananagrams Fundraiser
Saturday | 2:00 PM–5:00 PM
2nd annual Lake Erie Ink Giant Bananagrams Tournament
No, it’s not always about who wins. But the stakes are pretty high for the 2nd annual Lake Erie Ink Giant Bananagrams Tournament. The champion team will not only bask in the glory of winning, raise money for a local organization and claim a few prizes, but they will have the honor of naming their very own ice cream flavor from aCleveland Heights favorite – Sweetie Fry.Lake Erie Ink, a writing space for youth, is hosting its 2nd annual creative fundraiser where organizations and businesses will have an opportunity to showcase their creative wordplay skills during a Giant Bananagrams Tournament from 2-5 PM March 29th atWileyMiddle School inCleveland Heights. Inspired by the fast-paced, Scrabble-like word game, Bananagrams, teams of all ages will compete on a 30 by 30 foot board in front of a live audience with plays and words announced by a guest MC. TheCleveland Heightsorganization will also provide food and entertainment, door prizes, poetry and a Cake Walk. Families and community members are invited to join in the fun. They can pay to play in the Word Game Room -- $20 per family, $10 per adult and $5 per child. Lake Erie Ink is asking local businesses and organizations to participate in one of two ways. One, register and play as a team representing your organization or family. Two, sponsor a team in your name and pay their registration fee. The contribution per team is $500. All participating teams and sponsors will be recognized on t-shirts, publicity materials and our website. Prizes will be awarded and, as mentioned above, the winning team will name a signature ice cream flavor at Sweetie Fry. All proceeds will benefit Lake Erie Ink, a non-profit that provides creative expression opportunities and academic support to youth in the greaterClevelandcommunity. LEI works with youth from different socio-economic, cultural and academic backgrounds, using creative writing to increase literacy and social engagement. The organization offers creative expression workshops onsite and off, to youth of all ages. For more information about how to participate, visit www.lakeerieink.org. To register your team and create your own fundraiser page, visit http://www.crowdrise.com/LakeErieInkGiantBananagrams or call us at 216-320-4757 to help get your team page set up.