Sleuth your way to $10K

Fort Laud­erdale beach scav­enger hunt boasts a hefty top prize.

Sun Sentinel Broward Edition - - Front Page - By Phillip Valys or 954-356-4364

The Greater Fort Laud­erdale Cham­ber of Com­merce is throw­ing a scav­enger hunt this week­end, and the play­ing field is the beach.

On Satur­day, Nov. 10, any­one with a smart­phone can join “The Amaz­ing Hunt: Fort Laud­erdale Beach” and hunt for clues along 1.5 miles of shore­line south of Sun­rise Boule­vard.

Up for grabs is $25,000 in prizes, rang­ing from $800 South Beach Wine and Food Fes­ti­val passes to a two-night, $10,000 stay in the pres­i­den­tial suite of the W Fort Laud­erdale.

The scav­enger hunt, hosted by the Cham­ber of Com­merce’s Beach Coun­cil, will kick off with a 9:30 a.m. cer­e­mony at Beach Place. Play­ers must first down­load a scav­enger hunt-themed smart­phone app called Scav­ify. From there, reg­is­tered in­di­vid­u­als and teams can comb the shore­line for clues and solve chal­lenges.

The hunt is de­signed to steer lo­cals to store­fronts along A1A dur­ing snow­bird sea­son, says Ari Glass­man, whose Beach Coun­cil is made up of mem­bers rep­re­sent­ing 24 beach­front busi­nesses.

“Lo­cals do go to the beach, but we some­times for­get the new hot spots in our back yard,” Glass­man says. “This lets peo­ple get a good taste of what’s there.”

Teams who solve the most scav­enger-hunt clues by noon get first choice of the Amaz­ing Hunt’s 29 prizes. Other high­lights in­clude a $200 beach­side din­ner at El Vez; eight Fort Laud­erdale Wa­ter Taxi passes val­ued at $212; four three-day passes to the Rip­tide Mu­sic Fes­ti­val; a cata­ma­ran cruise for four; and $200 in Steak 954 gift cards. Find the full list here.

“The Amaz­ing Hunt: Fort Laud­erdale Beach” will take place 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Satur­day, Nov. 10, at Beach Place, 17 S. Fort Laud­erdale Beach Blvd. Ad­mis­sion is $35 for sin­gle play­ers, $125 for teams of four and $250-$500 for VIP. Use promo code CHAM­BER at check­out for 20 per­cent off tick­ets. Go to TheA­maz­ingHun­ or the Eventbrite page.

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