Optimist Club of Glenview launches GPS Adventure Challenge
Updated: April 22, 2013 10:14AM
GLENVIEW — Clue by clue by clue, the Optimist Club of Glenview has found a fun way for people to learn more about the village.
By using global positioning satellites, people can track down on their smart phones interesting local places they may not have known about.
The Hometown GPS Adventure Challenge is 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 7, starting at Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook, 3080 W. Lake Ave., Glenview.
Tom Durment, an Optimist Club Board member, said the locations could number about 20 buildings or businesses.
“It might be a historical location, but they’re family-friendly places here in town. It’s for families and friends to do something together and get exposed to different parts of town,” said Durment, of Glenview.
Teams require two or more participants with one driver and one smart phone.
“There’s a potpourri of locations. When people arrive at them, they use a bar code scanner to get the next hint of where the next place is located,” he said.
Raffle prizes are available, including a weekend stay at The Abbey in Lake Geneva, Wis., a $100 gift certificate for Abt Electronics in Glenview and two $50 Visa gift cards at Glenview State Bank.
“It’s a great way for families to go out and support the community,” said Jerry Doetsch, president of the Optimist Club of Glenview.
Ticket sales help support several local organizations, such as Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook, Wesley Child Care Center and Glenview Youth Baseball, as well as scholarships for graduating high school seniors.
Ticket information is at www.glenviewoptimist.org.
The Optimist Club of Glenview is a volunteer organization of more than 40 adult men and women who help Glenview youth by sponsoring sports teams, counseling programs, school clubs and college scholarships.
The clubs’ motto is “Friend of Youth” and it has served the village for more than 50 years.