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Embrace the Chase: $1,000 prize money on the line for charity digital scavenger hunt

Raising money for a good cause is about to get a lot more fun

By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Advocate Safehouse Project
Are you ready to Embrace The Chase? Register for this digital scavenger hunt for your chance to win a $1,000 grand prize. See factbox for details.
Are you ready to Embrace The Chase? Register for this digital scavenger hunt for your chance to win a $1,000 grand prize. See factbox for details.
Embrace The Chase   How to register
  1. Register via http://www.aspembracethechase.com.
  2. Create a Team – develop a login for your team on Eventbrite.
  3. Choose the number of team members ($30/person) and pay on Eventbrite.
  4. Download the GooseChase IOS or Android app form the App Store/Play Store.
  5. Search for Embrace the Chase or use the game code: EMBRACETHECHASE and then enter the game password. You will receive this once you have registered.
  6. Embrace the Chase starts on June 22, 2019 at noon and ends on June 23, 2019 at noon — RAIN OR SHINE!
  7. All registrations are non-refundable.
  Tips for playing:
  1. Players only have access to Embrace the Chase missions beginning at noon on Saturday, June 22.
  2. Photos and videos have to be taken within the GooseChase app. They cannot be uploaded from outside sources.
  3. Include team members from different age groups.
  4. Missions can be completed in any order.
  5. Each mission has a different point value and they are listed on the app.
  6. When recording a video in the GooseChase app, the maximum time allowed is 15 seconds.
  7. Photos and videos need to be approved so there is a lag time from the time you submit it to the time it is approved or rejected.
  8. Make sure to share your photos and videos on Facebook and Instagram with #ASPETC.
  9. Some questions have optional bonus points for people who go the extra mile.
  10. Complete as many missions as possible to increase your chances of winning: 1st Place = $1,000, 2nd Place = $750, 3rd Place = $500 and 4th Place = $250.
  Rules of the game:
  1. There is a maximum of four members per team.
  2. The team who has the most points on Sunday, June 23 at noon MDT is the winner.
3. If there is a tie at any prize level, the tied levels will be combined and then split between the tied parties. For example, if there is a tie for 1st place, the pool becomes $1,750 and each team receives $875.   About Advocate Safehouse Project   Advocate Safehouse Project believes each person in Garfield County deserves a healthy relationship free from violence. Every day they support the healing of domestic and/or sexual violence survivors as the survivors transition from a life of fear to one filled with peace, confidence, and hope. In 2018, Advocate Safehouse Project worked with 477 survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence and their children (433 domestic violence survivors and 44 sexual assault survivors). Since 1987 when Advocate Safehouse Project opened its doors, 1,071 families with 1,105 children (2,176 survivors) were provided 38,044 nights of shelter through its Safehouse Program.   Advocate Safehouse Project is the only Safehouse Program in the Roaring Fork Valley and one of only eleven on Colorado’s Western Slope. Visit http://www.advocatesafehouse.org to learn more.

Advocate Safehouse Project is putting the FUN in fundraiser with its inaugural digital scavenger hunt Embrace The Chase, a competitive game that anyone and everyone can play from anywhere — with some serious prize money to boot.

From noon on June 22 to noon on June 23, participants will be asked to submit photos or videos, complete brain teasers and riddles to earn points. The top four teams at the end of the 24-hour digital event will win the prize money: $1,000 for first place; $750 for second place; $500 for third place; and $250 for fourth place.

Not your average fundraiser

Julie Olson, executive director of Advocate Safehouse Project, said the fundraiser idea came about when the organization decided it wanted to do something different from the typical walking/running race.

“We wanted to think outside the comfort zone,” she said.

When a board member suggested the digital scavenger hunt, the organization held a test version at its board member retreat last fall. Olson said many members were skeptical they would enjoy it.

“We had so much fun. Ours only lasted for 20 minutes, and when it was over none of us wanted to be done yet,” Olson said. “This is an opportunity to have some fun with your friends, family or co-workers.”

What to expect

Players are encouraged to sign up in teams of four, however single players or smaller teams can also play the game. You must download an app on your Apple or Android phone or tablet to play (see factbox for registration and other instructions).

There will be more than 200 challenges available to complete in the 24-hour period. Sarah Buckley, community education advocate for Advocate Safehouse Project, said some of the challenges relate to Advocate Safehouse Project’s work, such as education-based challenges about healthy relationships, while others might be tied to sponsors or popular community information.

Players might have to answer a question — such as “When was Advocate Safehouse Project founded? — for one mission, while another might require they upload a photo or video.

Here are some tips for how to play and take home that prize money.

Tip No. 1 – Go for big points

Since the missions can be done in any order and there are various amounts of points tied to each mission, Buckley said one strategy might be to go for the challenges with the most amount of points first.

Players can see the points — and bonus points — tied to each challenge before they start it.

“You want to complete as many challenges as possible so you can have as many points as possible in those 24 hours,” she said.

Tip No. 2 – The app is your friend

For photo and video challenges, players cannot find shortcuts by uploading previously taken files from their phones. You must use the app to shoot all photos and videos in real time.

For example, if the challenge is asking for a picture connected to the 19th Street Diner in Glenwood Springs, you either must go to the diner in person or you’d need to access the internet to snap your image. However, if using the internet to complete a photo or video challenge, you’d have to access it via a separate device than the one from which you’re using the game app.

The app also features a dashboard that allows players to see where they rank in real-time as the scavenger hunt progresses, giving players the opportunity to be competitive and try to beat out other teams.

Tip No. 3 – Break up challenges among team members

Once a challenge is completed by one member on a team, it’s completed for the entire team. So, another strategy might be to break up the list of possible challenges and assign them out to team members.

Tip No. 4 – Players can correct wrong answers

Advocate Safehouse Project volunteers will be approving and disapproving entries during the 24-hour game period.

If players submit an answer and it’s wrong, they’ll have the option to go back in and change it to collect those points.

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