Delray Beach’s ‘Seek In The City’ Scavenger Hunt Will Put Your City Trivia To The Ultimate Test
June 22, 2015 — Scavenger hunts aren’t just for kids—just ask the adults set to participate in Delray’s Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt this weekend.
The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Charities will be hosting the fourth annual event Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The family-friendly scavenger hunt, in which participants must decipher and locate clues throughout the city, kicks off at 3 p.m. Home base will be the Elk's Lodge.
The city’s Nonprofit Council came up with the concept of an adult scavenger hunt in an effort to combine fundraising for charity and supporting local businesses into one fun event, according to Kim Bentkover, the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce membership director.
“This year we are capping the number of Clue Stops around 65-70,” she said. “Historically, we had close to or over 100, but we are encouraging more ‘activity-based’ Clue Stops this year that may take some more time and help develop an understanding of a business or opportunity to meet employees or owners of a business.”
Registered participants are already having fun branding themselves. Of the 30 teams that have signed up, some of Bentkover’s favorite team names are Sage Against the Machine, The Booty Snatchers (participating for the second year in a row) and Real Housewives of Lake Ida.
This year’s hunt will primarily benefit the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, an initiative aimed at helping third-graders acquire the reading skills they need.
The cost to participate is $50 per person or $150 for a team of up to five people. Businesses can give a $100 donation to be a clue stop.
The three teams with the best scores will receive medallions and a trophy.