Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County will host a new fundraiser this summer, Whidbey Island Scavenger Hunt, or WISH.
“WISH is a new fundraiser, designed to help reestablish community connections, remind us of all the Island has to offer, and build new bonds with our fellow Whidbey residents while raising funds to help children right here in our community, Executive Director Tiffany Scribner said in a prepared release.
“We are getting a lot of the local nonprofits and businesses involved all over the island, and it’s going to be a hoot.”
Participants can enter solo, or in teams of two to take on a wide variety of challenges suitable for all ages in this Island-wide, digital scavenger hunt.
Completely safe, socially distanced quests will include taking photos and videos, answering trivia and finding locations all over the island.
The answers will then be submitted through the Eventzee app — available free on Google Play and the App Store.
Participants are asked to raise funds to support BBBS, and will be awarded bonus points for dollars raised. Those who register before July 9 will receive bonus points, and those meeting their fundraising goal will also receive a pair of tickets to the zoo.
Winners of the event will receive prizes such as Fire HD Tablets, and those who complete challenges will be entered into daily giveaways during the event where they could win prizes like a mountain bike.
The event will run from 11 a.m. Friday, July 23 through 4 p.m. Monday Aug. 2, 4pm. Registration for the event is $10 per scavenger.
“We are so excited to see our community come together, have fun and support the kids who benefit from our programs! We hope this event becomes a yearly tradition everyone on Whidbey looks forward to,” said Debbie Merritt, president of the board of directors.
Registration and more information can be found at bbbsislandcounty.org/wish or on the organization’s Facebook event page.
Those interested in donating can do so by texting “WISH2021” to 50155 or through the website.
n To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact the BBBSIC office at 360-279-0644 or email to email@example.com.