Adventurous Duos Sought to Compete for $1,000 Top Prize
CARLISLE, PA (March 6, 2019) – The Salvation Army of Carlisle announced today registration is open for its fourth annual Most Amazing Race, which is set for Saturday, May 18 in Carlisle. This year’s theme is “Monopoly.” The event, which is made possible with the support of Sunrise Rotary Club and sponsored by M & T Bank and GIANT, was inspired by the CBS show “The Amazing Race” and sends teams of two all over Carlisle in an effort to win a grand prize of $1,000. Second place finishers take home $500 and third place wins $250.
The race starts and ends at the Carlisle Expo Center. From the starting line, teams will complete a challenge to get their clues which will then lead them to other checkpoints. Following the clues at each checkpoint, they must successfully complete challenges until they reach the end of the race. The race is five miles in length, encompassing eight stops, involving physical and mental skills, as well as activities that may include running or puzzle solving.
There is no “registration fee” to compete in The Most Amazing Race, but teams of two must raise at least $250 to qualify for the event. Teams are encouraged to develop a fan base of friends and family members who may contribute electronically or by mail to their specific team’s goal. The top three fundraising teams will be awarded special advantages to give them an edge against their competitors. The conclusion of the race involves a check presentation to the top three teams.
“Grab your most adventurous friend for an all access pass through Carlisle with challenges and clues that lead to a $1,000 grand prize,” said Major Alma Riley, Corps Officer, The Salvation Army of Carlisle.
To participate in “The Most Amazing Race,” go to www.SalvationArmyCarlisle.org. Click on “Register” and fill out the registration form. Then, click on the “Become a Fundraiser” button and begin fundraising. Remember, teams must raise a minimum of $250 in order to participate. Since its inception, The Most Amazing Race has raised $35,200 to support The Salvation Army’s programs and services in Carlisle.
“Every dollar raised by these competitors helps local families who are struggling to make ends meet,” said Major Riley.
In conjunction with the Most Amazing Race, The Salvation Army of Carlisle will kick-off the start of the spring season with Springfest on Saturday, May 18, 9am – 3pm, at the Carlisle Expo Center. Springfest is free to the public and promises fun for the entire family. Up to 90 vendors will offer goods for sale, including food, handmade jewelry, furniture, and various other arts and crafts. Food trucks will be stationed outside, along with family-friendly activities. The Salvation Army is still accepting applications for crafters and food trucks for Springfest. For more information about Springfest and the Most Amazing Race, visit www.SalvationArmyCarlisle.org.
The Salvation Army of Carlisle serves nearly 3,000 individuals and families each year through a multitude of programs and services. These include: My Brother’s Table feeding program, emergency food pantry, clothing and household goods assistance, Christmas assistance, The Senior Action Center, youth programs, worship services, Pathway of Hope (an intensive case-management initiative to help motivated families achieve self-sufficiency,) as well as permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless disabled individuals, Genesis House (single-room occupancy housing for single men,) and the newly renovated Stuart House residence (for single women and mothers with children.)
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware is a faith-based, comprehensive human service organization whose programs help individuals, families and whole communities lead healthier, safer and more productive lives. Since 1879, The Army has held a record of accomplishment stemming from its holistic approach to providing for the needs of the whole individual – physically, emotionally, economically and spiritually. The Army’s programming serves every zip code through 51 community centers and a network of volunteers throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Delaware. Programs and services include: shelter, hot meals, counseling, early childhood development, recreational opportunities, music programs, after-school arts and educational programs, job training, activities for older adults, spiritual development, and drug rehabilitation.
Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.