SAC’s Hunt the City event builds community

Student Activities Council’s upcoming event aims to do more than just give students free prizes and a fun way to spend their Saturday. Hunt the City will be used as a tool for building a sense of community and growing knowledge about Jackson, Tennessee.

“[Hunt the City] sort of goes along with SAC’s ideology, because what we really want to do is build a community,” Graham Gardner, sophomore mathematics major and SAC member, said. “We try to provide things for the students to do to have fun.”

Hunt the City will be held Saturday, Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m., starting in the Bowld Student Commons. Teams consisting of four or five members will be given a packet that includes tasks to complete in various locations across Jackson.

“It’s a good way to get to know the city of Jackson,” Gardner said. “I’ve lived here for two years, and I’m continuously finding out new things about Jackson that are pretty cool, so I want the rest of the student body to learn about those things.”

One challenge will be for teams to find a SAC member out and about in the city based on tweets SAC will be sending out throughout the day. Photos taken with SAC members will receive more points than most other tasks.

Gardner hopes that the interaction between students and SAC’s social media platforms will continue so students can stay informed on the council and its future events.

Every task must be documented via picture or video and will be worth a specific number of points. Each member of the team that accumulates the most points will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card, with smaller prizes awarded to runner-ups.

Free Chick-Fil-A will be provided to all participants at the conclusion of the event, followed by a comical slide show featuring photos from the afternoon.

For more information or to sign up, visit

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