2020 Kalamazoo Scrabble Fest

Event Update

Dear SCRABBLEⓇ Fest sponsors, players, and volunteers: 

In the 10 years we’ve been hosting the Kalamazoo SCRABBLE Fest, nothing has ever stopped this annual gathering of gaming, food, and fun in support of adult literacy. That is, until now. After much consideration based on the guidelines from the CDC, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, public health officials, KLC staff, and our board of directors, we’ve made a decision. Because the health and well-being of our community members are much too important to risk, we are announcing that the 2020 Kalamazoo SCRABBLE Fest will not take place. 

Instead, we are planning to celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary in April, 2021, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel. This will allow time to revamp our plans based on public health trends and of course, with input from partners, players, and sponsors to ensure we keep the “fest” in “SCRABBLE Fest.” Expect Competitive and Just for Fun divisions, cage matches, exciting prizes, and all the fun you’ve come to expect. We’ll be sure to share updates throughout the months leading up to game day. 

Thank you all for staying on this journey with us. We are deeply grateful for your sponsorship gifts, player registrations, and volunteer commitments.   

Important considerations: 

  • 2020 sponsorship levels will transfer to 2021.
  • Individual/team player registration fees collected thus far will transfer to 2021.
  • Players requesting a refund, can do so by contacting Kito at [email protected] or (269) 377-7301.

We can’t wait to play SCRABBLE with you! Until then, please stay safe. 

Thank you to our financial and in-kind sponsors! 

  • Keith and Julie Lewandowski
  • Community Services Charity
  • Paula M. Alridge
  • Honorable Julie M. Rogers and Dr. Ed Orloff
  • Celebration Cinema
  • Caricatures by Kenjji
  • Rocket Comics
  • J.E.C.K.S. Family Foundation 


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