Hoboken Scavenger Hunt
Hoboken Scavenger Hunt Draws Hundreds of Participants
The First Annual Hoboken Scavenger Hunt on Saturday drew hundreds of locals, and sent them across the city in search of Hoboken history, trivia, local business paraphernalia and specific photo opportunities in order to collect points and win prizes.
Starting at Ben & Jerry’s Hoboken at 2pm, 42 participating teams of 3-5 people — a wide range of adults and kids — then had up to two-and-a-half hours to gather the Hunt’s items and answers before finishing at the The Chandelier Room in the W Hotel for the post party and to tally the scores.
The team “Hoboken Volunteers,” led by city councilman Tim Occhipinti, took first place. “We had a great time supporting TRUE Mentors and the amazing work that they do,” said Tim Occhipinti.
Top 3 Finishers, and team members
- Hoboken Volunteers: Tim Occhipinti, Jaclyn MacKenzie, Jeanine O’Donnell, Sera Coughlin, and John Carluccio
- Green Monkeys: Neil Schulman, Kathleen Heany, Jake Schindel, and Megan Jackson
- Dudesday Tuesday: John Milius, Chad Mizee, Jerry Schubert, James Sanford and Bryan Franklin
All proceeds from the event support TRUE Mentors, Hoboken’s only one-to-one mentoring program for children.
“We are thrilled with the response, both from participants and from our sponsors,” said TRUE Mentors executive director Susi Tully. “We’re anxious to get feedback in order to grow the event and make it even better next year.”
“Everyone had such a great time and it was a great event to support the kids in Hoboken. What could be better?” said Sibel Berberoglu, owner of Ben & Jerry’s Hoboken.
TRUE Mentors organizes first Hoboken Scavenger Hunt
Get ready for Hoboken’s first city-wide Scavenger Hunt!
How the Hoboken Scavenger Hunt works
Teams of 3 to 5 will compete by answering trivia questions, taking pictures, and acquiring items for free from various venues throughout Hoboken. Each clue on the list is worth points and teams with the highest points upon completion have the opportunity to win prizes donated by local sponsors including NY Waterway, Ben & Jerry’s, Carpe Diem and more.
Team and individual registration is easy and available online at TRUEmentors.org, and at Ben & Jerry’s Hoboken (405 Washington St.) Before race day teams can register for $30 and individuals for $10, at race day registration teams are $35 and $12 for individuals.
“The community response to the First Annual Scavenger Hunt is very exciting. We already have teams from groups all over the city including the fire department, Hoboken Volunteers and mom’s groups,” said Susi Tully, executive director of TRUE Mentors.
The Hunt registration begins at 1pm on October 22nd at Ben and Jerry’s and the Hunt starts there at 2pm. This fun-filled race throughout Hoboken will support TRUE Mentors’ ongoing efforts to match Hoboken children with caring, supportive adult mentors, creating a stronger more unified community.
The Hunt award ceremony and after-party will be at The Chandelier Room located in the W Hotel from 4:30pm to 6:30pm with free ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s, other kid friendly snacks, games and prizes for the Hunt winners. $3 Drink specials will also be available for Hunt participants.
Hoboken-area sponsors, include NY Waterway, Ben & Jerry’s, Hoboken Volunteers, The Chandelier Room, Carpe Diem Pub & Restaurant, Sky Club Fitness & Spa, Hoboken Grace Community Church, Kidville and A Cunningham CPA LLC.
TRUE Mentors, is Hoboken’s only one-to-one mentoring program that connects children ages 7 – 17 with adult mentors in the same community. Our goal is to unearth the potential of our children and adults through relationship. Our mentors become a trusted friend and champion to our children. Our children become teachers and ambassadors to new cultures and ways of thinking for our mentors. The result is that TRUE Mentors breaks down cultural barriers in Hoboken and creates new opportunities for our children and a stronger, more compassionate community.
For more ways to get involved or volunteer with TRUE Mentors, visit www.truementors.org.