Word Play 2024

Thursday, June 6th

An evening of fun, games, and giving!

Word Play is a fun-filled night of word-game competitions, dinner, and opportunities to support Voices of Hope for Aphasia, with a special tribute to Tampa Bay’s own puzzle master, the late Merl Reagle, the nationally known and syndicated crossword puzzle constructor.

We are looking forward to special guest appearances, engaging and competitive word games, and the presentation of this year’s Merl Reagle Words for Good award.

 

When:

Thursday, June 6th, 2024   6:30pm – 9:30pn 

Where:

Banquet Masters

13355 49th Street North

Clearwater, FL

(SE Corner of Ulmerton and 49th St)

ample & accessible parking! 

What:

Drinks, appetizers, buffet dinner

Competitive word games including custom crossword puzzle

Awards presentation

Opportunities for giving 

Tickets are available now!

Table – $1,000 includes 8 tickets, buffet dinner, 2 bottles of wine at your table, drink tickets for each guest, and the evening’s program. Include names of those attending during purchase, or update later!

Single tickets – $95 includes buffet dinner, drink ticket, and program. Do you want to sit with someone in particular? No problem! Include their name on your tickets purchase!

To kick off our second decade of services to the Tampa Bay community,  Voices of Hope for Aphasia (VOH) is celebrating with an evening of fun, games, and giving, to enable us to help more people in the region who are living with aphasia.

Word Play, a fun-filled night of word-game competitions, dinner, and opportunities to support VOH, will feature a special tribute to Tampa Bay’s own puzzle master, the late Merl Reagle, nationally known and syndicated crossword puzzle constructor.

Aphasia, which affects more than 23,000 in the Bay area alone, is a language disorder, often following stroke or traumatic injury, that impacts a person’s ability to speak, write, and understand verbal and written language. Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, actor Bruce Willis, and recently elected U.S. Senator John Fetterman from Pennsylvania experience the effects of language disorders like aphasia. Programs at VOH are offered free both to people affected by aphasia and their families, emphasizing communication skills, life participation, and mutual understanding.

Currently, over 500 members benefit from these programs. VOH hopes to expand its capacity to help even more.

Thank you to our 2024 SPONSORS!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact debbie@vohaphasia.org or click here for details!

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Freedom Design Build

Scroll through pictures from Word Play 2023!

Thank you to Broadwater Creations for the wonderful photos!