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What: 1st Annual Bar & Beach Scavenger Hunt
Where: Hermosa Beach, Starting at 15th & Strand (Starts at the Beach!)
When: Saturday, September 28 from 11am-5pm
How: Form a team of up to 6 friends and scour the beach, pier, and bars for clues to earn the most points to win prizes. Compete for $1,500, $1,000, and $500 in prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!! (Minimum of 4 players per team, and we'll put together individuals who want to be on a co-ed team of 6. Must be 21 years or older to participate.)
Why: Raising awareness for Lyme disease and fundraiser for the Renee Avis Treatment Fund. Learn about Friends of Renee at www.reneeavisstory.webstarts.com.
REGISTRATION: $30 per person, T-Shirt is included for the first 100 registrants. Sign up on this Eventbrite.com event page! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-877-3822.
DETAILS: Booze-N-Clues launches with several beach contests at the Strand & 15th Street in Hermosa. Once complete, your team moves on to tasks between the bars and landmarks of the Hermosa Pier area. A few of the many activities will include:
-Bar Games & Contests
-Cornhole Contest (Bean Bag Toss)
-Best Team Costume
-Bonus Points for Surprise Tasks!
Please support the gracious 2013 Booze-N-Clues sponsors:
Battaglini Wines: www.battagliniwines.com
Chelsea Pub and Lounge: www.chelseapubandlounge.com
Fritto Misto Italian Cafe: www.usmenuguide.com/frittomistohermosa.html
Hennessy's Tavern: www.hennesseystavern.com
Patrick Molloy’s: www.patrickmolloys.com
Pedone’s Pizzeria: www.pedonespizza.com
Becker Surfboards: www.beckersurf.com
Bud Light: www.ab-inbev.com
Deep Eddy Vodka: www.deepeddyvodka.com
Studio Restaurant & Lounge: www.studiohermosa.com
33 North Promotions: www.facebook.com/33North
Barnacles Bar and Grill: www.barnaclesbarandgrill.com
C2 Financial Mortgage Loans: www.sandiegoloanpro.com/info_02/page_00.rad
Dennis Collins Volleyball Classes & Training: www.hermosavolleyball.com
Johnny Hawthorn Band: www.johnnyhawthorn.com
Volleyball Ventures: www.vbventures.com
Other Prize Donors Include:
Fantastic Race LA: www.fantasticrace.com/HOME.html
The Aquabella Racing Sail Boat and Skipper Dan McGanty
RULES & GUIDELINES
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 21 – otherwise you can’t enter the bars participating in the event!
REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required. Each team must pre-designate a Team Captain, who will receive additional special instructions. Each player must show their ID and sign a waiver at check-in at The Strand and 15th Street in Hermosa Beach between 10:30am and 11:00am on September 28th. Being late will hurt your team’s chances of completing the event and winning the prizes for top teams!
DRINKING: You can substitute a non-alcoholic beverage at any time in place of beer, shots, or other alcoholic beverages suggested at the participating bars. Acceptable alternatives include soda, diet soda, or juice. Only one water per team can be used as a non-alcoholic beverage substitute for drink-involved contests. Please designate a sober driver for your team!
EVENT RULES: Each team at Booze-N-Clues will consist of a minimum of 4 players, maximum of 6. This is NOT a "race" where the winning team is that which crosses the finish line first. Instead, the winning team will be the one that collects the most points during the event. Points are collected by participating in each contest or event. Extra points are awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd best finishes in certain contests and events. Bonus points can be obtained by successfully completing special tasks during the scavenger hunt. Teams with the top three point totals will win the first, second, and third place prize packages. If there is a tie between these teams, or whenever a tie breaker is needed in certain contests, then a best 3 out of 5 Canadian Roshambo contest will be held between the Captains (or their delegates) of each team.
Q: What do the WINNING TEAMS get?
A: Prize packages worth $1,500, $1,000, and $500 will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams to share! Prizes includes tons of gift cards, a private wine tasting party for 10 from Battaglini Wines (www.battagliniwines.com), a sailing trip for 8 on board the Aquabella, a local racing sail boat, bottles of Deep Eddy Vodka (www.deepeddyvodka.com), and more!
Q: What is the latest time I can register for this event? Can I register in person?
A: You can register until 11am online or in person at the event on September 28, provided it's not yet sold out.
Q: Is my team required to wear costumes?
A: No, but it slightly increases your chances of winning the first place prize.
Q: What if there are more than 6 of us that want to participate together?
A: Form two separate teams. Each team needs at least 4 people.
Q: What if I can't get enough people to team up with?
A: We will match you up with others to form co-ed teams of like-aged individuals
Q: Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
A: Yes, you must be 21 and show ID during registration and at every bar you enter during the event!
Q: What are my parking options for the event?
A: There's a large parking structure on the corner of Hermosa Ave. & 11th St, a parking lot on the corner of Hermosa Ave. & 13th St., and various metered street parking throughout the Hermosa Pier area.
Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
A: Email email@example.com or call 310-877-3822 any day of the week 9am thru 10pm PST.
Q: Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
A: Yes - contact us by email or phone to submit your request, or talk to us in person during registration on the day of the event.
Q: Can I update my registration information?
A: Yes, the event page on eventbrite.com allows you to do this.
Q: Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?
A: No, just bring your identification. We will have your information at the registration desk at 15th & Strand in Hermosa Beach on the day of the event.
DONATING TO THE CAUSE:
If you cannot attend the 2013 Booze-n-Clues fundraiser, but would like to make a donation to Renee to help her pay for her medical bills, please follow these instructions:
To make an online cash donation directly to Renee's "Get Better" fund, please use PayPal. Visit www.paypal.com, point your cursor on “Send Money” tab near the top, select the option "I'm sending money to family or friends" below, and in the "To" field, use the email address FriendsOfReneeAvis@yahoo.com. PayPal won’t charge any fees unless you want to use your credit card.
We really appreciate your assistance!!!
-Friends of Renee Fundraising Committee
When & Where
Friends of Renee
-Our awesome friend Renee Avis unknowingly contracted Lyme disease while hiking in the Sierras in 2008. Two years later, she discovered she had Lyme and several other co-diseases transmitted by a bug bite (most likely a tick, but possibly a spider).
Our primary goal is to raise money to pay for Renee's out of pocket medical bills not covered by health insurance, which amounts to about $30,000 per year. Since December of 2011, we have raised over $75,000 from donations and proceeds from fundraisers like the upcoming Blues-N-Clues Bar and Beach Scavenger Hunt (as of July 21. Renee has made improvements amidst some setbacks, and has more treatments scheduled to improve her condition. We hope this will lead her to a state of health where she can function normally and regain her financial independence once again.
The other goal of Friends of Renee is to raise awareness of Lyme disease, which is the fastest growing epidemic in the United States! Do yourself a favor: read the summary and links below to learn more about how you, your friends, and loved ones can avoid getting Lyme disease, or at least how to detect it early enough to save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and years of pain and suffering!!
-Beach Reporter In-Depth Coverage on Renee’s Plight: http://tbrnews.com/news/redondo_beach/friends-band-together-for-r-b-woman-debilitated-by-lyme/article_b7d4cf8c-2661-11e3-96c1-001a4bcf887a.html
Lyme Disease is spread primarily by the tiny deer tick (black legged tick). These ticks feed on blood, and infected ticks transmit the disease as they feed. Although the deer tick prefers to feed on wild animals, especially mice, birds, possum, raccoon, livestock, and deer, they will also feed on dogs, cats, and humans.
LYME BACTERIA – BORRELIA BURGDORFERI
• Is a spiral-shaped microscopic organism that can scoot around inside the body by rotating in place, like a corkscrew. It downloads into the bloodstream of a critter or a person. The spirochete can leave the blood stream and invade the tissues and organs.
GET THE FACTS
• Blacklegged ticks are so small they are hard to see.
• The Lyme rash is often confused with a spider bite.
• Less than 50% patients get a rash.
• Lyme symptoms can develop days or months after bite.
• You can test negative and still have Lyme disease.
• Diagnosis is based on a patient’s symptoms, history, examination and blood work.
• Lyme bacterium can cross the placenta into the fetus & can cause death. Its’ DNA can be found in breast milk.
• You can contract other diseases from the same tick bite.
• Lyme patients often get worse before getting better with treatment – it is called the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction.
• Babesiosis are parasites that infect the red blood cells.
• Bartonellosis Ehrlichiosis and Rickettsiosis are infectious diseases produced by bacteria found in the tick.
LYME DISEASE SYMPTOMS: feeling as though you have the flu, fever, chills, extreme fatigue, joint and muscle pain & weakness, swelling in toes, ankle pain, stiffness in joints, neck or back (diffused pain), reproductive problems, heart palpations, vision problems, buzzing or ringing in ears, seizures, disturbed sleep, nausea, vomiting, cognitive problems, neuropathy, and bladder dysfunction. PREVENTION Grasp tick close to skin with tweezers & pull straight out.
• Get spray: DEET for your skin & Permethrin for your clothes.
• Check yourself & your children for ticks especially in belly button, hair and scalp, in & around ears, near waist, & behind knees.
• Put tick in a plastic bag with a wet cotton ball & write your name and date on it. Bring the bag to your vet or doctor.
• See a Lyme-literate practitioner & send blood tests to Igenex Labs.
STAGES OF LYME DISEASE
• Stage 1 is called early localized Lyme disease. The infection is not yet widespread throughout the body.
• Stage 2 is called early disseminated Lyme disease. The bacteria have begun to spread to the joints, the heart and nervous system.
• Stage 3 is called late disseminated Lyme disease. The bacteria have spread throughout the body. It can be disabling and difficult to treat.
Lyme Disease Association: http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org
American Lyme Disease Foundation: http://www.aldf.com/index.shtml
New Lyme culture test: www.researchednutritionals.com/information.cfm?id=255
Lab Contact: www.advanced-lab.com/spirochete.php
Most Rapidly Growing Infectious Disease in America: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/09/04/lyme-disease.aspx