The second annual Great Culver City Scavenger Hunt will take place on Sunday, April 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is open to all and will take place at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 4117 Overland Avenue, beginning at 10 a.m.; the hunt is from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Created and organized by city resident and staffer Jill Thomsen, the hunt is designed to give friends and families a fun group activity while also learning more about the Heart of Screenland. “I’ve always loved scavenger hunts and finding out interesting things about where I live,” said Thomsen. “Last year I did the first ‘official’ Culver City hunt after years of doing them for my friends. It was a big hit so I decided to do it again – back by popular demand!”
The hunt features clues that will take participants throughout Culver City. Some are traditional clues which involve finding an item, while others entail completing a task or taking a photo at a specific site. “This is definitely not an old-fashioned scavenger hunt with a list of items to collect,” said Thomsen, “it’s very interactive and a lot like The Amazing Race or Race/LA. All the locals who did it last year said it was great fun and they discovered new things in the City.”
Teams can range from one person to as many people can fit in one car. All that is required of participants is a camera of any kind, a pen and a sense of adventure. Prizes include gift cards for local businesses and an ipod shuffle.
Suggested donation per team is $10, with all funds going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to honor Thomsen’s father, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for recurring non-Hodgins lymphoma.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.