Agencies team for scavenger hunt fundraiser to benefit Orleans youth

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 14 September 2020 at 7:55 am

Health Foundation, YMCA, Cooperative Extension and Community Partners sponsor ‘Hunt Orleans’ on Oct. 17

MEDINA – With all of their regular events canceled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Orleans Community Health Foundation has been brainstorming ways to hold new fundraising events.

This summer, the Foundation director and the board decided to partner with the YMCA, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Community Partners to sponsor an event that will benefit youth in Orleans County.

“We have all been shut down and our programs all canceled this summer,” Smith said. “We weren’t allowed to do any fundraising, but we all wanted some program where we could get people out, have fun and be safe.”

They decided to host a scavenger hunt called “Hunt Orleans,” which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 17.

Participants will pay a $25 fee to register and must acquire at least $125 in sponsorships. Teams will then set off in their cars and be directed throughout Orleans County by clues supplied by the committee. A cell phone is required, as the first clue will be by a text.

“Hunt Orleans” will feature landmarks from all around Orleans County. Participants must take a picture of themselves at the destinations they think are the location of a clue. Each location will have a point value, and points are earned for each correct clue. The team with the most points will win $250.

Proceeds will benefit Community Partner’s Youth Health Education; at the YMCA, money will fund youth scholarships; and at Cooperative Extension, money will go to 4-H programming for youth.

All the necessary information to register or donate is available on the website

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