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Re: Fw: 5000$ geocache! FINALLY!


So who is going???



--- In gpsstash@y..., "Mike Teague" wrote:
> 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@a...
> > ###