FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2015
Contact: GR Scavenger Hunt Creative Director Jill Hinton Wolfe
GRAND RAPIDS — Beer City. Furniture City. River City. Whatever you call it, Grand Rapids is home to some amazing restaurants, historical happenings and cultural attractions.
A new venture in town, GR Scavenger Hunt, aims to bring locals and visitors alike together through fun, fast-paced games and a passion for Grand Rapids, which just happens to be smack-dab in the middle of a renaissance.
Part photo hunt, part trivia game and part adventure race, GR Scavenger Hunt is a fast-paced game with teams of 2-4 people who compete to gain the most points to win prizes and bragging rights against friends, family and co-workers.
“It's absolutely one of the best ways to explore Grand Rapids,” said co-founder Jill Wolfe. “There’s something for everyone, whether you’re creative — you might write a haiku about the La Grande Vitesse — or intellectual — we have lots of fascinating trivia about the area — or athletic, since you’ll be racing around the city to collect points. People love that they get to have fun, get some exercise and learn a thing or two they didn’t know about this great city.”
Joint venture between two locally-women owned businessesHinton Wolfe owns Outdoor Book Club and Carol Distel owns Live Eventfully, LLC. Both are long-term residents who decided to launch a joint venture that combined elements from both their businesses.
“I love getting outside, having adventures and meeting new people,” said Wolfe, whose business Outdoor Book Club designs adventure experiences for groups based on great books. “When I met Carol, and saw her passion for all things Grand Rapids, it was a natural fit.”
“Grand Rapids is an amazing city with lots of art, history and friendly people,” said Distel. “It’s perfect for a scavenger hunt. Our goal is to bring people closer together while embodying the spirit of the city’s motto — ‘Moto Viget’ — strength in activity.”
GR Scavenger Hunt will offer a public downtown hunt on Thursday Sept. 17 where a limited number of teams can participate for $15. To sign up, hunters can visit http://preartprizescavengerhunt.eventbrite.com.
During ArtPrize GR Scavenger Hunt will be offering a free downloadable scavenger hunt that visitors can use to add an element of fun to the competition, along with custom private hunts for corporate groups and others.
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GR Scavenger Hunt is a woman and veteran-owned joint venture that believes in the power of games and a passion for the great city of Grand Rapids to bring people together.