Get a clue Scavenger hunt takes par­tic­i­pants to sites around Del­ray Beach

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Get ready for a fast-paced af­ter­noon of de­ci­pher­ing and hunt­ing down clues dur­ing the fourth an­nual “Seek in the City” scavenger hunt.

The Greater Del­ray Beach Cham­ber of Com­merce Char­i­ties will host the event, which takes place June 27 from 2 to 7 p.m. The scavenger hunt will go on through­out the city from3 to 6 p.m.

The event will be a fast-paced ed­u­ca­tional and fun ac­tiv­ity for adults. Its aim is to in­crease traf­fic and aware­ness to Del­ray Beach busi­nesses in the sum­mer and to raise money for ed­u­ca­tion ini­tia­tives.

Seek­ers will check in at Elks Lodge 1770, 265 NE Fourth Ave., Del­ray Beach, at 2 p.m. and re­ceive a list of about 75 clues that they must de­ci­pher and find dur­ing the hunt. Clue stops are as­signed a point value based on dif­fi­culty of the clue, dis­tance and other fac­tors. The more clue stops the teams dis­cover, the more points are ac­cu­mu­lated.

Those who are knowl­edge­able about com­mu­nity busi­nesses or are fa­mil­iar with lo­cal land­marks or at­trac­tions may be par­tic­u­larly suc­cess­ful in the scavenger hunt. Clues used dur­ing a mock scavenger hunt in­cluded: “It takes a lot of will power to buy no more than ‘TWO’ desserts when vis­it­ing this bak­ery” and “This venue is not re­ally a ‘Garage’ but is a hub for cul­tural artists, mu­si­cians and per­form­ers.”

“Each year it has been amaz­ing to see the in­crease in friendly com­pet­i­tive­ness among seek­ers and how­much fun they have, not to men­tion the great ex­po­sure a scavenger hunt brings to our lo­cal mem­ber busi­nesses,” said Kim Ben­tkover, event chair and mem­ber­ship di­rec­tor for the Greater Del­ray Beach Cham­ber of Com­merce.

Over the past three years, about $30,000 has been dis­trib­uted to lo­cal causes and char­i­ties. This year, the ma­jor­ity of pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit ed­u­ca­tion ini­tia­tives sup­ported by Cham­ber Char­i­ties, specif­i­cally the Cam­paign for Grade Level Read­ing. Money will also sup­port the Coun­cil for Ed­u­ca­tional Change Grant (The An­nen­berg Foun­da­tion Grant) awarded to Carver Mid­dle School. It sup­ports or­ga­ni­za­tional and per­sonal lead­er­ship ini­tia­tives.

“Cham­ber Char­i­ties is proud to sup­port ed­u­ca­tion ini­tia­tives in Del­ray Beach to build up our lo­cal stu­dents,” said Karen Granger, cham­ber CEO and pres­i­dent. “For us at the cham­ber it’s im­por­tant that we part­ner with our ed­u­ca­tors and city lead­ers to en­sure that our young stu­dents are en­cour­aged to pur­sue and en­joy their ed­u­ca­tions so they can con­trib­ute to Del­ray Beach jobs and our qual­ity of life here in years to come.”

Spon­sors in­clude SMDig­i­tal Part­ners; Del­ray Buick GMC; Taxi Taxi; Emil­iano Brooks Pro­duc­tions; Del­ray Beach Mar­ket­ing Co­op­er­a­tive; Del­ray Beach Elks Lodge 1770; Air­mont Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices; Hud­son at Wa­ter­way East; North­west­ern Mu­tual / Ruhl Fi­nan­cial Group; and Gladstone Mul­ti­me­dia.

The cost is $50 per in­di­vid­ual, $150 per team up to five, and a $100 do­na­tion for clue stops. The en­try fee in­cludes par­tic­i­pa­tion in the scavenger hunt, a drink, snack, T-shirt, and the awards cer­e­mony.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.seekinthecity­del­ray.com, email seek@del­ray­beach.com or call 561-278-0424.

Tif­fany Mazer, left, and Patty Reed

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