Annual Scrabble Scramble Tournament Benefiting Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center, Sept. 12

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Calling all wordsmiths and Scrabble enthusiasts between the ages of 13 and 90+! The 6th annual Scrabble Scramble Tournament is about to take place! Don’t miss a ‘fantabulous’ evening of 50’s musical entertainment, tasty burgers & shakes, a silent auction, an opportunity drawing, and a friendly Scrabble competition! Proceeds go for a good cause! This family-oriented event is a major annual fundraiser for the non-profit Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center, a successful year-round, after school, drop-in program for kids. So when you participate, your tax-deductible donations help provide academic support, mentoring, cultural enrichment, arts, sports, recreation and nutrition for several hundred inner city children and youth.

The event takes place Friday, September 12, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E. Third Street, Long Beach. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for music, food and silent auction bidding. Scrabble games begin at 7:30 p.m. Childcare is available!

Registration donation is just $25 per person. Advanced registration through September 8th is encouraged. For further details, please contact Jo Sutton at (562) 424-3035 or (562) 756-0849 or Please make checks out to MKEC. The National Scrabble Association does not sanction the Scrabble Scramble Tournament.

If you are unable to attend and would like to make a difference in a child’s life, there are several ways to contribute to Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center:

  • Donate Silent Auction Items: Contact Sandra Lawler at (562) 435-1844 or
  • Sponsor a Youth in the Games: $25 each. Contact Jo Sutton at (562) 424-3035 or
  • Sponsor a Child for a Year or Become a Tutor/Mentor: Contact Adele Langworthy at (562) 437-0958, ext. 25 or
  • Donate to MKEC: Make your check out to MKEC and mail to MKEC, 607 E. Third Street, Long Beach, CA 90802.

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