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 > email@example.com. > ###