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April 1st, 2009
Scavenger hunt to benefit intellectually disabled


Student volunteers at Texas State University are inviting teams to participate in a scavenger hunt Friday, April 3 to raise money and awareness for people with intellectual disabilities.

Best Buddies Midnight Madness is a student-run event that will put 6-10 person teams representing various campus organizations into a 12-hour competition. After receiving their list at registration, participants will search the campus and surrounding community to collect items to earn points with the day ending at midnight with an after party.

Free food and prizes will be provided throughout the day. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams as well as the top fundraising team and individual. Prizes will be announced at midnight. Teams can earn points before the event by taking advantage of the pre-event list which is available at the Midnight Madness Web site.

Teams can register up until the day of the event, April 3, at the Midnight Madness Web site or from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Quad. Each team member is responsible for collecting $150. A $10 registration fee is also required and provides each team member or individual with admission to the scavenger hunt and after-party.

All funds raised by Midnight Madness will benefit Best Buddies Texas, a nonprofit organization working to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities worldwide by providing personal friendships with students, and communities.

For information about this event, please contact Kailey Slone, executive director of Texas State Midnight Madness at, Jordan Gass-Poore’, Texas State Midnight Madness public relations director at, or visit the Texas State Midnight Madness Website at


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