SAC: Hunt the City Preview

Student's imitating the Beatles during 2015's Hunt the City. | Shelby Kee

This Saturday, SAC will be hosting their second Jackson scavenger hunt, Hunt the City.

Anyone is welcome to participate in Hunt the City and teams are made up of four to six people. The sign-ups are online and are first-come-first-serve. There is no cost to participate and anyone who signs up gets free dinner whether they win or lose.

The event begins at 1 p.m. and will start with a brief explanation of the rules and expectations. Packets that contain small tasks for each team to complete will be handed out. Each team will make a sign that must be in all the photos and videos they submit, proving they completed the tasks. There will also be riddles that the teams can solve that will take them to a location in Jackson, where a SAC member will be located.

The students will be allowed to start collecting points around 1:30 p.m. Each team is required to be back in the Bowld Commons at 4 p.m. A Chick-fil-A dinner will be provided and the winners will be announced.

The scavenger hunt will be based off of a points system. A small number of points will be awarded to teams that complete the tasks. A large number of points will be awarded to teams that find where the SAC members are located. Participants are encouraged to do both.

“Last year my team focused on completing the tasks more than finding the SAC members. I wish we would have focused on both,” Abigail Hamblen, junior psychology major, said.

Juniors Savannah Seeley and Abigail Hamblen completing a task in 2015's Hunt the City. | Shelby Kee
Juniors Savannah Seeley and Abigail Hamblen completing a task in 2015’s Hunt the City. | Shelby Kee

Each member of the first-place team will receive a $100 Visa gift card. The members of the second team will receive a $50 Visa gift card and the third place team will receive $25 Visa gift cards. There will also be smaller prizes awarded that are based on creativity instead of points.

The purpose of the event is to get students to go to locations in Jackson that would be relevant to them.

“My favorite part of the event is that it gets our students to go out and explore Jackson. While there isn’t a ton to do here, there are some hidden gems we think students should know about,” Graham Gardner, junior math and economics double major and public relations coordinator for SAC, said.

Students can expect to be sent to stores, restaurants, activity centers and anywhere else that SAC thinks a student might enjoy.



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