Scavenger Hunt Planned In Homer Glen, Lockport, Lemont

Nikki Gaskins

LOCKPORT-HOMER GLEN, IL—In an attempt to support local businesses throughout Lockport, Homer Glen and Lemont while raising money for The Legacy Ranch's therapy programs, the nonprofit is planning a virtual family-friendly road rally scavenger hunt on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Teams will take to the streets of the community by car and solve clues designed to bring them to our business partners' doorsteps.

Once the teams solve their clues and know which businesses to visit, they make their stops and do a specially assigned "task," such as eating a soft serve ice cream cone in under three minutes (when stopped at an ice cream shop), do twenty jumping jacks (when stopped at a gym), or performing a group sing-a-long of a favorite country song (when stopped at Gold Sponsor COUNTRY Financial).

The Legacy Ranch was established in 2017 to provide Equine-Assisted Therapy to the Chicagoland area. (Courtesy: The Legacy Ranch)

Each team will take photos along their routes and The Legacy Ranch will post and tag the businesses to shine a light on this community collaboration.

"We wanted to do something fun and community inspired to get people out and engaged," says Sandi Moleski, owner of The Legacy Ranch. "We all know how much our local businesses have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. A Scavenger Hunt, filled with fun clues and decorated teams and cars, is a way to do that while still being socially distanced."

Proceeds from the event will support the therapeutic services of The Legacy Ranch, a premier equine-assisted therapy facility in the Chicagoland area, serving special needs and at-risk children and families. The Legacy Ranch operates under the Anne Elizabeth McComb Swaney Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Courtesy: The Legacy Ranch

The Legacy Ranch would like to thank event Gold Sponsor Gary Bronner COUNTRY Financial in Lockport for their generous support. Additional sponsorships, from $250 - $1,000, are available. A full list of all sponsors and scavenger hunt business partners will be included on The Legacy Ranch website at www.TheLegacyRanch.org/events.

Teams can register on The Legacy Ranch website by June 15 to join the Road Rally Scavenger Hunt. Participants are encouraged to "theme out" and get creative with their cars and team decorations. Prizes for scavenger hunt 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded.

The Legacy Ranch was established in 2017 to provide Equine-Assisted Therapy to the Chicagoland area. The organization provides EAGALA-certified mental health therapy that includes interaction with the horses. According to staff, this type of experiential therapy has been scientifically-proven to help heal individuals who have not previously seen success with traditional talk therapy.

This article originally appeared on the Homer Glen-Lockport Patch