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Fw: 5000$ geocache! FINALLY!


Thought ya'll might find this interesting... didn't see any other discussion
about it, so here goes!

Mike Teague - http://www.triax.com/yngwie



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>
>
> CONTACT: Laura Layton FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> Sarah Howell
> 404-231-0812
>
> MBNA FOXHALL CUP ANNOUNCES GEOCACHING CHALLENGE
> $5,000 Grand Prize Buried in Suitcase
>
> ATLANTA, March 5, 2001 - Hide and seek is going techno, and it's not just
for
> kids anymore. The MBNA Foxhall Cup has added the first competitive
> Geocaching Challenge to its activity roster during the four-day event
being
> held May 3-6th. The MBNA Foxhall Cup National Championship equestrian
> competition at Foxhall Farm, 15 miles from Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport,
will
> host the Geocaching event, a technology-enhanced treasure hunt with the
> largest grand prize offered in the sport - a suitcase of $5,000 cash. For
> game details and to register for the MBNA Foxhall Cup Geocaching
Challenge,
> log onto www.foxhallcup.com.
> Geocaching combines technology and physical sport. It involves using a
> hand-held global positioning satellite (GPS) device to find hidden
"caches"
> or prizes. Individuals or organizations set up the caches and post the
> location coordinates on the Internet. Participants can then download the
> coordinates and search for the treasure. Once found, a cache may provide
the
> visitors with a wide variety of rewards. The sport's popularity is
rapidly
> growing around the nation, and Georgia boasts the highest number of hidden
> caches in the southeast.
> "The MBNA Foxhall Cup Geocaching Challenge will be the first venue to take
> the new sport of Geocaching to a competitive level," said Jim Richards,
MBNA
> Foxhall Cup chairman and owner of Foxhall Farm. "For a couple of days in
> May, everyone can be Indiana Jones searching for a hidden suitcase of
cash."
> GEOCACHING CHALLENGE: The Game
> Participants register online at www.foxhallcup.com and check in at the
> primary waypoint
> -more-
> MBNA Foxhall Cup Geocaching Challenge / page two
> at Foxhall Farm during the MBNA Foxhall Cup May 3-6th. At the primary
> waypoint, challengers are provided with GPS location coordinates to find
> numerous caches each day. During the four-day Challenge, caches become
> increasingly difficult to find, with luck always adding a new dimension to
> the game. Prizes range from music CDs, tee-shirts, gift certificates and
> Rocket Cash to the grand prize - a buried suitcase filled with $5,000
cash.
> At each day's end, challengers return to the primary waypoint. Caches are
> tallied based on random coded scoring of each cache. On Saturday and
Sunday,
> GeoCache challengers are presented a higher scoring threshold making the
game
> more competitive. On Sunday, challengers still in the game will receive
> coordinates for the $5,000 grand prize.
> Additional activities on-site during the MBNA Foxhall Cup four-day event
> will include The International Disc Dog Handlers' Association 2001 Canine
> Disc Championships, Shepherd Center Derby Day festivities, Concours
> d'Elegance exotic car show, a skydiving demonstration, 6K cross-country
Fun
> Run, 24-foot climbing wall, and Retail Village.
> MBNA America Bank, N.A. is the title sponsor and official financial
service
> products provider of the MBNA Foxhall Cup. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Company,
> L.L.C. is the official hotel and Star level sponsor. WSB-TV will air
> pre-event coverage and be on-site to provide closed-circuit coverage of
the
> equestrian event, so spectators won't have to miss a moment of the action.
> Atlanta-based Shepherd Center, known internationally for its successful
work
> with acquired brain and spinal cord injuries, is the beneficiary of the
MBNA
> Foxhall Cup.
> For more information on the MBNA Foxhall Cup Geocaching Challenge, log
onto
> www.foxhallcup.com. To find out more on Geocaching, visit
> www.geocaching.com. Grand prize photo available in electronic version by
> request through e-mail, please contact Sarah Howell at
> datelinecohowell@aol.com.
> ###