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Booze-N-Clues Bar & Beach Scavenger Hunt

Friends of Renee Committee -

Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

Booze-N-Clues Bar & Beach Scavenger Hunt

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What:  2015 Booze-N-Clues: 2nd Annual Bar & Beach Scavenger Hunt

Where:  Hermosa Beach, Starting at Patrick Molloy's (50 Pier Avenue)

When:  Saturday, September 26 from 11am-5:30pm

How:  Form your own team of 4 to 6 friends and scour the beach, pier, and bars for clues to earn the most points to win prizes.  Or, we'll put you on a co-ed team of like-aged participants. Last year, two of the Top 3 finishers started as strangers!  

Teams and individuals will compete for approximately $5,000 in prizes, including gift cards and Deep Eddy Vodka!  Minimum of 4 players per team, MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER to participate. Sponsored by Deep Eddy Vodka.

Why:  Raising awareness for Lyme disease and fundraiser for the Renee Avis Treatment Fund. Learn about Friends of Renee and the Lyme EPIDEMIC at


Early Bird Price:  $28

Regular Price:  $45

Guy's T-Shirt or Girl's Tank Top FREE with first 80 registrations!


Questions?  Email or call Eric at 310-877-3822. 



Booze-N-Clues will start with a scavenger hunt between the pier and beach areas of Hermosa Beach.  Afterwards, teams will compete in contests at numerous bars.  Activities include: 

-GeoSnatch Scavenger Hunt

-Instant Prize Tasks

-Awesome Costume Contest

-Naughty Charades

-Karaoke Showdown

-Cornhole Contest (Bean Bag Toss)

-Flip Cup

-Scavenger Quiz

-Surpise Tasks for Individuals at the After Party



2014 Booze-N-Clues Prize Donors:


Battaglini Wines:

Bud Light:

Big Mike’s Philly Pub:

Chelsea Pub and Lounge:

Fantastic Race LA:

Fat Face Fenner’s Fishack:

Fritto Misto Italian Cafe:

Hennessy's Tavern:

Paint 'n Pour:

Patrick Molloy’s:

Pier Surf

Tarsan Stand Up Paddle Boarding:

The Standing Room:

Watermans hb:

American Junkie:

Make Noise for Natalie:

Pedone’s Pizzeria:

The Establishment:

Becker Surfboards:

Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant:

Hermosa Volleyball- Dennis Collins & Dave Fulton:


Other Supporters:

33 North Promotions:

Comedy Crawl:

Bent Ear Promotions:

C2 Financial Mortgage Loans:

Smackfest Volleyball Events:

Volleyball Ventures:



ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 21 – otherwise you can’t enter the bars participating in the event!

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES:  Advanced registration is required.  Each team must pre-designate a Team Captain, who will receive additional special instructions.  Everyone must show their ID and sign a waiver at check-in between 10:30am and 11:30am on the day of the event.  Being late will hurt your team’s chances of completing the event to win the prizes for top teams...and impair your ability to win instant prizes!

DRINKING:  You can substitute a non-alcoholic beverage at any time in place of beer or other alcoholic beverages at the participating bars.  Alternatives include water, soda, diet soda, or juice in a quantity double that involved in any contest. 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 and/or getting the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd best finishes in certain contests and at host bars.  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 Ro-Sham-Bo contest will be held between the Captains (or their delegates) of each team.  There will also be instant prizes for teams that complete special tasks during the day's events!  

CHEATING: Teams are allowed to use cell phones, the internet, etc to attempt to solve clues and find information; each team should have at least one person with a web-capable phone to solve some tasks more quickly.  Stealing prizes or items initially obtained or collected by another team is PROHIBITED and could lead to disqualification from prize eligibility; don't do it!  


Q: What do the WINNING TEAMS get?

A: Prizes are still being developed for 2015 Booze-N-Clues, but here's what we gave away in 2014:  Prize packages worth over $3,000 awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams to share.  Fourteen different teams shared instant prize packets worth between $90 and $138, and twenty-two individuals each won $20 gift cards or Deep Eddy Vodka bottles.  Here’s a complete list of prizes: 

-$680 in Deep Eddy Vodka products

-Wine tasting parties with Battaglini Wines and Paint ‘n Pour

-Free rentals for surf & SUP gear from Pier Surf & Tarsan

-Private volleyball lessons from pros at

-Half-off Vouchers for Fantastic Race LA registrations

-Alcohol donated by Make Noise for Natalie

-$1,800 in Gift Certificates from these local restaurants, bars & stores:

+Fritto Misto                  +The Standing Room      +Hennessey’s

+Big Mike’s Philly Pub     +Chelsea Pub & Lounge  +The Standing Room

+Patrick Molloy’s            +FFFF                            +Pedone’s Pizza

+Bluewater Grill          +The Establishment        +Becker Surfboards      

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 26.  Onsite, in-person payments must be in cash, check, or PayPal (no credit cards accepted directly).

Q: Is my team required to wear costumes?

A: No, but it increases your chances of winning the first place prize, as points are awarded for having a team costume and bonus points for the Top 3.

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, no more than 6 are allowed.  

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.  One such team last year had THE MOST FUN!

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!  NO EXCEPTIONS!

Q: What are my parking options for the event?

A: There's a large parking structure on the corner of Hermosa Ave. & 11th St and a parking lot on the corner of Hermosa Ave. & 13th St.  Consider taking a taxi or using “Uber” services.

Q: Are there refunds?

A: No, but your tickets are fully transferable to others.  If you need to put your ticket in someone else's name, please contact the organizer as soon as possible. 

Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

A: Email or call Eric at 310-877-3822 any day of the week 8am thru 9pm 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 allows you to do this. Or email for help.

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 on the day of the event.  

*Registration fees do not include PayPal or Eventbrite service fees.





*Renee’s Story, Info on Lyme disease and the Committee:

*NBC LA Video:

*Beach Reporter In-Depth Coverage on Renee’s Plight:


If you cannot attend the 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, 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  PayPal won’t charge any fees unless you want to use your credit card.

We really appreciate your support and assistance!!!

-Friends of Renee Fundraising Committee

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When & Where

Hermosa Beach
50 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

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Friends of Renee Committee -

The Friends of Renee Fundraising Committee

-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 $55,000 from donations and proceeds from fundraisers like the upcoming Blues-N-Clues event.  Renee's condition overall has improved, but she still has a way to go until her condition allows her to function normally once again.

The other goal of Friends of Renee is to raise awareness of Lyme disease, which is the fastest growing infectious disease 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!!

More info on Renee's Story:

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.



  • 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.


  • 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.


       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.


  • 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: 

American Lyme Disease Foundation:

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