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Florida spring breakers can scavenge for charity

Posted by Paul Kandarian  February 23, 2012 07:16 AM

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The ritual of spring break for some college students means partying -- and little else. The tourism folks at Panama City Beach in Florida are offering something a bit different this year -- a scavenger hunt, with a top prize of $10,000 for the students' organization or charity of choice. The contest runs from March 4-24, the usual range of spring breaks from college, and is for students who take their break in Panama City Beach . Scavenger hunt events include solving riddles and physical dares. The hunt consists of 20-25 challenges organized on a weekly basis for college groups of up to six students to compete against each other.

At the end of the three-week contest, the highest-scoring team gets the top prize, with two runner ups getting $2,500 each. Challenges occur between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day, presumably giving students ample sleep-in time to recover from the night before. All events and clues will be held in Panama City Beach and only students enrolled in approved colleges and universities are eligible.

For more information, or to book a stay, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com. Students can also follow Panama City Beach spring break on Twitter @PCBSpringbrk to get updated news and details on deals and offers.

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