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Geocaching Teams Up with Make-A-Wish® Locally to Grant a Teen's Wish

Date

June 18, 2013

Location

Seattle, WA

Nearly 100 geocachers will welcome fellow geocacher and Make-A-Wish® recipient, 16-year-old Jared on Sunday, June 23 at 11 am to participate in his Make-A-Wish experience.

The Geocache social event, located at the Evergreen Park in Bremerton, will include refreshments and opportunities for geocache enthusiasts to celebrate Jared’s shared passion of GPS scavenger hunting and will discover creative geocaches to help fulfill his wish. Jared wished to come to Seattle for a geocaching experience because he discovered that geocaching was a fun distraction helping him through long hours of receiving treatment for his medical condition near his South Dakota hospital.

Jared will also visit Groundspeak, World HQ of Geocaching.com, in Fremont on Monday, June 24. Following are some details about what’s in store this day:

  • 11-12 pm- HQ Lobby Tour, special welcome and discover rare geocache hides
  • 12-1 pm – Talk with geocaching team over lunch and cake
  • 1 pm- Geocaching around Fremont (with a couple employees)

For more information about Jared’s geocache experience, visit geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC17V7D.

There are more than 6,000 hidden geocaches within 25 miles of Seattle, and more than 2 million geocaches around the world. Each geocache is an on-demand adventure accessible through a Geocaching App, or Geocaching.com and a GPS device. A geocache is a cleverly hidden container often holding small trinkets for trade and a logbook. Community members hide geocaches, list details on Geocaching.com and challenge others to find them.

Bryan Roth, Co-Founder of Geocaching, says, “We’re privileged to welcome Jared with the warmth of our global community here at the worldwide Geocaching Headquarters. It’ll be an honor to help create treasured memories of geocaching adventures together.”

About Geocaching.com:

Geocaching.com is the World's Largest Location-Based Recreation Portal. More than 6 million people geocache around the world. Learn more at http://www.geocaching.com and watch this animated tutorial to learn about the adventure of geocaching.

About Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington:

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 5,200 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, the local chapter will grant more than 300 wishes. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. For more information about Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit akwa.wish.org or connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/northwestwishes or on Twitter at @MakeAWishAKWA.

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Contact:

Eric Schudiske
Geocaching
revp@trbpnpuvat.pbz
206.310.3597

Jessie Elenbaas
Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington
wrffvr@nxjn.jvfu.bet
206.579.9939

Press Contact

Jeannette Tarcha
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
811 1st Ave #620
Seattle, WA  98104

Phone : (206) 623-5338
Fax : (206) 623-5333
wgnepun@nxjn.jvfu.bet

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