(March 6, 2020) Shore Community Connections will host its inaugural OC Quest for Heroes Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, March 28, with all proceeds going to the Ocean City Paramedics Foundation.
The deadline to register is Friday, March 13. The cost is $75 per team of two to six people and participants must be 21 years of age or older.
Check-in the day of the event will be from 10 a.m. until noon at the 28th Street Pit-n-Pub.
The event offers a $500 cash price to the first-place team, and gift baskets to second and third place.
Additionally, participating businesses will offer happy hour discounts and specials to teams.
“It’s a fun day with other locals to give back to our local businesses, while also benefitting a wonderful cause,” event co-founder and organizer Trish Seitz said.
Seitz said the idea came to life last February, but she and fellow organizer, Rick Coleman, did not begin developing the event until later that September.
“There’s a similar event in West Ocean City [Death by Chocolate], and our families did that separately,” Seitz said. “We wanted to take it and make it a little bigger.”
The event encompasses the whole island from the inlet to 146th Street.
After checking in, teams will receive their first clue, as well as a goodie bag, and have until 6 p.m. to solve as many of the riddles as possible and collect points along the way.
Teams may also gain points through other means, such as dressing up in costumes, Seitz said.
Each clue directs the teams to a local business, and at the site the team must take a photo at the location and then email it to Seitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the scavenger hunt, teams are invited to an after party at Dry Dock 28, on 28th Street, from 6-8 p.m.
To register for the event, visit www.facebook.com/events/530165684444775/ or www.eventbrite.com/e/oc-quest-for-heroes-registration-83287548299?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.