Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and The Bronx Tourism Council have announced that entry for The Bronx 100 Scavenger Hunt is now open. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 12th, teams of four will be sent searching all over The Bronx, from Mott Haven to Mount Vernon, for sites that encapsulate the history, culture, and redeveloping future of the borough.
"You can expect historical sites, Yankee locations, restaurants, parks, arts and culture, in communities all over The Bronx," John DeSio, Director of Communications Bronx Borough President's Office, told us.
According to a press release from the Tourism Council, scavengers will be asked to take snapshots of the hidden items, and will be competing for a first prize total of $2,500. All teams must begin the hunt on the morning of July 12th at Bronx County Courthouse; prizes, along with other giveaways, will be doled out at an end-of-the-hunt party at Mr. Magoos Pub. Entrance fees amount to $40 per team, and the sign-up will be capped once 40 teams have registered.
In the release, Diaz says the contest is a nice bit of edutainment that shines a light on The Bronx. “Throughout our centennial celebrations we have been focused on highlighting the ‘New Bronx.’ This contest will give teams from all over a chance to learn about our borough, see firsthand the progress we have made, and maybe even win a prize,” Diaz said.
You can register your team of seekers at ilovethebronx.com.