Global Issues, ZDL team up for fundraising scavenger hunt

Global Issues, ZDL team up for fundraising scavenger hunt

Hagar Gov-Ari

At a meeting Sept. 14, Zombie Defense League practice their skills at hunting "invaders." Photo by Parker Sutherland
Global Issues club is holding a scavenger hunt on Wednesday from 6:15-7:15 p.m. for a pressing international cause.
At $2 per person, the event’s proceeds will be sent to the American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) organization to help the suffering victims of the blockade in the Gaza Strip. This non-governmental organization founded in 1968 provides humanitarian and developmental aid to the Middle East, specifically the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Lebanon and Jordan.
The group’s leaders hope the scavenger hunt will also help raise awareness of the Gaza situation, which is Global Issues’ goal for the semester. Each clue leads to a location where there will be a question, most of which will pertain to Gaza.
In order to receive points, not only must teams find the location, but the members must answer each question correctly. The point values of each question are assigned by difficulty, and there will be prizes for the winners.
Avantika Khatiri, Emily Smith, Nikhilesh Sharma and Sami Pathan, the co-presidents of Global Issues,  along with club sponsor Greg Kirchhofer, have created the hunt.
In support of the cause, one of RBHS’ most populous clubs, Zombie Defense League (ZDL), founded by Corey Cullen, will bring their club nerf guns to shoot participants and “send them to jail” for answering a question incorrectly. In order to get out of jail, people will need to answer more trivia questions.
The Facebook event Global Issues Scavenger Hunt confirms 27 people attending the event, with eight people’s attendance still pending.