Scrabble tourney Feb. 4 to benefit Dispute Resolution Center

Register now for the third annual “Compete for a Cause” Scrabble Tournament, to benefit Whatcom County’s Dispute Resolution Center.

The tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Leopold in Bellingham (1224 Cornwall Ave.). The entry fee is $20 ($10 for students). Check-in is at 10 a.m. with a tournament start time of 10:30. Early registration is strongly encouraged via the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center website: www.whatcomdrc.org. Lunch will be available for $8, catered by Boundary Bay Brewery. Serious players and lovers of the game alike are invited to attend a Secret Tips for Success session at 9:45 a.m. for $5.

Moonwater, executive director of the WDRC says, “This is the perfect opportunity for online ‘Words with Friends’ players to bring their friends to this FUNdraising event! With creative twists on a classic board game, this tournament is for both the lighthearted and the serious player.”

All ages and experience levels are welcome, though understanding of the game is important. While the tournament is not an officially sanctioned Scrabble tournament, it is always a fun, competitive day led by a nationally-ranked player and in support of the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, a local non-profit. All proceeds will benefit the WDRC.

See www.whatcomdrc.org or call 360-676-0122 for more info.

The WDRC is a non-profit dedicated to educating and training the public in peaceful conflict resolution skills, and providing trained mediators to empower the community to resolve conflicts in equitable and cooperative ways. More information can be found at www.whatcomdrc.org or by calling 676-0122.

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