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Tech Search Party Scavenger Hunt Descends on San Francisco
Innovative EdTech Fundraiser to Support Local Schools Adds Math, Robot Auctions for Fifth Annual Event
Tech Search Party is sponsored by Google, Element Public Relations, Kumon Math and Reading Center, RobotsLAB, Rocket Science Consulting and UrbanSitter. Details and registration can be found at www.techsearchparty.com
Tech Search Party assembles teams to scurry throughout Noe Valley and solve enigmatic clues with their smart phones for a chance to win prizes while also supporting local public schools. All proceeds go directly to local public school PTA groups to help grow their technology infrastructure.
Participating schools this year are: Alvarado Elementary School, James Lick Middle School, and Marshall Elementary School.
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: James Lick Middle School. 1220 Noe Street, San Francisco
Fee: $50 for teams of up to four; $75 for teams of up to six
Follow: @TechSearchParty (https://twitter.com/
"Participants have a fun night out, sponsors are able to reach San Francisco's leading geeks, I get to mess with people for one night of the year, and we raise money for schools," according to event organizer Tim Smith, CEO of Element Public Relations. "Besides, who better to disintermediate the bake sale than Silicon Valley."
This year’s agenda is decidedly STEM-focused as well, adding two math-related items that are being auctioned off in conjunction with Tech Search Party. The auctions are currently live will and stay open until Feb. 11 at 5:00 pm PST.
· A revolutionary teaching-aid for middle and high school teachers to demonstrate Algebra I&II, Physics, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus’
· Great addition to math and science classrooms
· Kit contains tablet computer, robotic arm, quadcopter, Sphero and Mobot, along with 50 hours of lessons, quizzes and videos
Auction Live Here (http://cgi.ebay.com/
· 2 Certificates -- One Month of Free Math and Reading along with free registration and no material fee
o Available for immediate purchase for $250.00 here
· 4 Certificates -- One Month of Free Math or Reading along with free registration and no material fee
o Available for immediate purchase for $200.00 here
Prizes – which will be awarded to the top three finishing teams, as well as the team with the Best Team Name – include Ambiance, Anki DRIVE, Cole Hardware, David Rio, eCreamery, GoKart Racer, Golden State Warriors, Neiman Marcus, San Francisco Giants, Sports Basement, Ubisoft and Zazzle.
"Google is excited to support Tech Search Party, an initiative that promotes technology and creativity in education in public schools throughout San Francisco." Caitlin Adair, Google
"The Richmond East Kumon Math and Reading Center is absolutely delighted to be supporting the 2014 Tech Search Party. The Kumon Method empowers children to become self-learners, and helps them achieve more than they ever thought they could. We wish that this year’s Tech Search Party is a resounding success as the proceeds will go directly toward improving three of our local public schools." Sheila Patel, Kumon Richmond East -- San Francisco
"RobotsLAB is all about education, technology and innovation, and we think that makes us a perfect partner to Tech Search Party. We are delighted to auction off one of our RobotsLAB Box kits to help benefit San Francisco public schools." Elad Inbar, CEO, RobotsLAB
"Mobility? Check. Creativity?
"We're big fans of creativity, philanthropy and education in our community-related efforts. We've been excited to be a part of the San Francisco community since opening our flagship store downtown last fall, and Tech Search Party is just the sort of event that we're proud to be involved in." Nancy Missak, Noe Valley Store Manager, Umpqua Bank
"As a company built around the intersection of technology and community, we’re delighted to be a part of the Tech Search Party. It’s particularly exciting for us to have the opportunity to support our public schools." Daisy Downs, Co-Founder, UrbanSitter