Get a clue Scavenger hunt takes participants to sites around Delray Beach
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 [email protected]raybeach.com or call 561-278-0424.
Tiffany Mazer, left, and Patty Reed