On Saturday July 21st visitors and residents in Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town watched in amusement as scavenger hunters took over the town.
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36 teams, more than 144 people, armed with smart phones participated in the inaugural rally that generated $65,270.50 pesos for Pasitos de Luz, a local organization that provides services for children with special needs.
You could feel the excitement and anticipation in the air as teams arrived at Nacho Daddy’s early to register and the hunt got underway promptly at 1pm. Four-person teams raced on foot, by car, ATV’s and bikes through the neighborhood to find obscure landmarks, people, objects and perform challenges from the hunt list. Challenges included collecting 40 different items, solving mystery clues, burying team members in the sand, shooting a hole in one, eating hot dogs, finding Nel and Luke, bobbing for apples, and standing in a boat. Items collected included a real fish eye, a t-shirt with the Mexican flag, and a copy of the 2011 Gourmet Festival magazine, picture of Elvis, a Alejandro Fernandez cd and a live cock roach to name a few.
The most challenging clue was ‘Like the “Mother Lode” I’m gold and am underground. Find me and record my “claim number” that contains a ‘3’ and a ‘G’. Three teams were able to find the car underground in the parkade. Teams were also required to use their smart phones to upload pictures of the teams completing some of the tasks.
Teams had four hours to check off as many items on the list as possible and the 3 teams with the highest points were awarded cash prizes. The winning teams were the Twisted Palms/Los Muertos Brewing, the Buzos Basureros, and the Awesome 4Sum.
Many thanks to the Home Owners of PVRPV.com for donating the $5000 for 1st place, Mike Hickman for donating $3000 for second place and Wally Demary and Chuck Mallery for donating $1,500 for 3rd place.Post-event festivities continued at Nacho Daddy’s with live entertainment, raffle drawings, auctions and award presentations.
Event coordinators, Tim Longpre from PVRPV, Carole Fast and Charlotte Semple from Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates and Lori Lorensen from Rio Amapas would like to thank to the businesses who donated items for the raffle, the volunteers, Nacho Daddy’s for hosting the event and the team members. A special thanks to the event sponsors, Chad La Grone for his generous donation of $5000 pesos and Bruce and Julia from Teatro Lemon for donating the auction item. Together we have made a difference to Pasitos de Luz and the lives of the families they support.
The next hunt is scheduled for January 20,2013. Details coming soon!
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From beach venders and four-legged animals to murals and landmarks, participating four-person teams will leave no clue unturned as they walk around Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town on Saturday afternoon, July 21st from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM for the inaugural community-wide Scavenger Hunt to benefit Pasitos de Luz, a local organization that treats children with disabilities.
Pre and post-hunt festivities take place at Nacho Daddy´s Mex Tex Restaurant & Bar located at 180 Basilio Badillo. Team entry is $500 pesos. Individuals are also encouraged to participate and will be assigned accordingly.Event organizers Tim Longre of PVRPV, Lori Lorenzen of Rio Amapas Private Luxury Residences and Charlotte Semple, Carole Fast of Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates promise a fun day for all of the teams as they search key locations around town using their Smartphone’s to document their progress. Winning teams will be selected based on completion time, and accumulated points and various categories at the after-party. The championship team will receive a $5,000 peso cash prize while other finalists and team goers vie for other prizes including travel getaways, dining vouchers, artwork, wine and more.
To register your TEAM please send an email to Tim@pvrpv.com including all 4 team members full name, email addresses and TEAM name. TEAMS are limited so register as soon as possible. For more information you can also find the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/276941489070275/
Pasitos de Luz is a 7am – 7pm rehabilitation center that provides FREE medical, educational, nutritional and well being services to 120 (60 on a daily basis, 60 rotating) children with severe disabilities (quadriplegic, Down syndrome, hunters syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, total and partial paralysis, sequelae of meningitis, hydrocephaly and muscular dystrophy). Because of the intensive assistance requirements of these special children, the cost for their care is higher than for most children in Mexico. Many of the children at Pasitos de Luz cannot feed themselves; sit, stand or move without help; speak or hear; and most, ranging in age from 1 year to 20 years, wear diapers. 100% of the funds raised at this event will go towards caring for our children. In addition to caring for our children, we also need to cover our operating costs (electricity, gas, water). Our operations areentirely funded though donations from individuals or events such as this one. We’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit us. Our location is Exiquio Corona 545, Col. Bobadilla ▪ Tel / Fax: + 52 (322) 299-3605 firstname.lastname@example.org, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
Categories: Family Activities, Fundrising in Puerto Vallarta, Organizations in Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta Local Community, Things to do in Puerto Vallarta, Uncategorized Tags: Family, Fundrising, Pasitos de Luz, Puerto Vallarta, PVRPV, Rio Amapas Private Luxury Residences, Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates