See downtown Springfield in a new way! The inaugural “Game of Phones” Scavenger Hunt takes place during Blind Awareness Month and raises funds for the Educational Center for the Visually Impaired.
All you have to do is get a team of friends and family together (up to six people) to locate and photograph downtown items using your phones and the Aware app. Downtown Springfield is the first neighborhood in the country to have installed Aware beacons to help visually impaired people navigate independently.
Along the way, you’ll take on special, fun challenges. Your registration fee includes a commemorative T-shirt, plus entrance to the After Party with complimentary food and drink and a photo with Riverton native and NASCAR superstar Justin Allgaier. So get your team together today!
Scavenger Hunt 10-Noon
After Party Noon-2 on Adams Street after the Old Capitol Farmers Market
Click the link below to register.
About the Education Center for the Visually Impaired:
The ECVI was established in September 2014 by Evelyn Brandt-Thomas in memory of her husband, Gordon Thomas. Thomas’ desire was to improve the quality of life for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Our mission is to provide high quality education, training and development opportunities through innovative services and programs. There is no fee for our classes and students can learn to use computers, iDevices and/or how to adapt to the loss of their eyesight through our Daily Living Skills course, and we have an art appreciation class. Our website is www.edcentervi.org.