Garmin and Land Rover Merriam hosted the first ever KC Cache Dash in Kansas City on Saturday, March 24, 2012. The KC Cache Dash is a high-tech scavenger hunt that uses GPS to locate hidden treasures. Based on the popular activity of geocaching, the event promoted GPS technology, geocaching and social media.
The participants of the KC Cache Dash were not just having a blast, they were also helping out charities in their area. Four teams were picked to represent four different charities: The YMCA of Greater Kansas City, KidsTLC, Project Uplift, and Sleepyhead Beds all received donations from the event.
The dash kicked off from Garmin's Headquarters at 9am, with opening statements from Garmin and the chosen charities. After the opening ceremony, the participants took off, racing four Range Rovers all across the countryside on their quest until 4pm. The award ceremony took place at the final location - Aristocrat Motors - where donations were distributed and the final fundraising results were announced.
A spokesperson from the KC Cache Dash tweeted that the funds raised at this event will benefit over a thousand homeless teenagers and kids! Fantastic news to round out a fun-filled weekend with Garmin, LandRover Merriam and OpenCaching.