VIRGINIA BEACH-An old-fashioned scavenger hunt is taking place on Saturday to raise money for F.A.C.T., an Autism support and awareness group.

It's November 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the 17th Street Park/Stage on the boardwalk across from Dairy Queen.

The group hopes to raise $20,000.

Participants will race up and down the boardwalk and Atlantic Ave. between the 24th and 7th streets collecting puzzle pieces based on cryptic clues.Scavengers will be directed to local businesses and landmarks where either FACT volunteers will pass out 'golden puzzle pieces'.

The 'mad dash' lasts just one hour - from 11:00 to noon - when scavengers will return to 17th St for pizza sponsored by Chicho's and prizes sponsored by Towne Bank and 17th St. surf shop.

F.A.C.T. provides social and recreational programs to children with autism including Camp Gonnawannagoagin', Monthly outings for teens and tweens, bowling league, and a bike camp. Programs also provide volunteer opportunities to non-disabled children and much needed respite to families.

For more information and to sign up for the hunt, click here or contact Pam Clendenen at 757-422-2040.

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