BookEnds 3rd Annual Believe In Kids Scrabble(R) Challenge On Thursday, March 3rd At The Mark In Beverly Hills

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  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) February 15, 2011 - BookEnds Believe in Kids SCRABBLE Challenge will take place on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at The Mark in Beverly Hills. This special evening is the third annual Believe in Kids fundraising event. The SCRABBLE Challenge is an evening of friendly competition featuring a doubles SCRABBLE tournament and a silent auction. It is the perfect opportunity to SPELLEBRATE for a good cause and turn tiles into books!

    This year BookEnds has garnered the support of a celebrity Host Committee including Garcelle Beauvais, Reed Diamond, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Laraine Newman, Adrian Pasdar; and Malcolm McDowell and Kevin McKidd, who are both scheduled to appear.

    The event is again Co-Chaired by Patti Tanenbaum and Carol Zaslow and they are supported with a Honorary Host Committee: Governor Gray Davis (Ret.); California State Assembly Member Mike Feuer; Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti; Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Member Zev Yaroslavsky; Beverly Hills City Council Members William W. Brien, M.D., and Nancy Krasne; Beverly Hills School Board President Lisa Korbatov; Beverly Hills School Board Member Myra Lurie; Hon. Dr. Charles Aronberg and Dr. Sandra Aronberg; John Thomas Dye Assistant Headmaster Josie Bahedry; and Beverly Hills Courier Associate Publisher & Editor Marcia Hobbs.

    The evening will conclude with the highest scoring team receiving the 2011 Scrabble Challenge Champion title. In addition, the winning duo will have a BookEnds book delivery named in their honor. Ultimately, the real winners are the children of Los Angeles.

    SCRABBLE Challenge benefits BookEnds, an organization meeting a critical need in the Los Angeles community by providing desperately needed books to the children who need them most, while empowering kids to make a difference in the lives of their peers. The evening is made possible through the generous support of the Platinum word master benefactor, Thomas Safran & Associates, as well as Silver Word Master Benefactor Nestlé.

    Sponsorship opportunities remain available at the following levels: $20,000 Titanium Word Master Benefactor including 20 tickets and event signage, $15,000 Platinum Word Master Benefactor including 16 event ticket, $10,000 Gold Word Master Benefactor including 12 event tickets, $5,000 Silver Word Master includes 8 event tickets; $1,000 Triple Word Benefactor includes 4 event tickets; and $500 Double Word Benefactor includes 2 event tickets. Tickets are $100 each for single players or $175 for a team of 2 players. Registration closes Monday, February 21, 2011. Limited seats will be available at the door. For more event information or to order tickets, visit

    About BookEnds
    A literate child is the foundation of a thriving community. Literacy begins with books. Many of our neighborhood schools and youth organizations lack sufficient books to develop reading. BookEnds provides those books.

    Established in 1998 from the dream of an 8-year-old boy, BookEnds is about Kids Helping Kids for Leadership and Literacy. Annually, 20,000 BookEnds student volunteers are empowered with community service as they organize book drives in their schools to recycle 130,000 children's books directly into the hands of children in schools and youth organizations in desperate need of books. For every $1,000 donated, BookEnds places $5,000 worth of books on barren bookshelves.

    For further information regarding BookEnds, contact Gayle Baigelman, Associate Director, at gbaigelman ( @ ) bookends dot org or 310-478-2665 dot

    BookEnds is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN number 31-1803232. SCRABBLE® is a trademark of Hasbro in the U.S. and Canada. ©2010 Hasbro All rights reserved.

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