ACADIANA'S ULTIMATE SCAVENGER HUNT!



We're excited to bring back Acadiana's Ultimate Scavenger Hunt, Games Across Acadiana's. For two weeks we will turn all of Acadiana into our playground. Players can download a free app, perform fun tasks, and earn points for a chance to be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes including a Grand Prize of $10,000!
  • How to Play

    The hunt consists of approximately 50 “missions.” Each mission has a certain point value. The goal of the scavenger hunt is to perform missions to accumulate 10,000 points to “earn” an entry into the prize drawing. Theoretically, if all missions are performed (excluding bonus points or bonus entries) a team can earn up to 4 entries. The hunt is FREE, but entries may also be purchased for $20 each at shopmilesperret.com.

  • Joining the Hunt

    Participants can download the free app, GooseChase, from Google Play or the App Store. Once the app is downloaded, create an account and search for "2021 Games Across Acadiana" to join the hunt. The game will be available for play on July 31st at 8 am. Individuals who download the app and join the game prior to July 31st will receive exclusive messages and reminders regarding game play when user notifications are enabled.

  • Prizes

    The drawing will be held on August 21st live on MPCS' Facebook. Over 50 fabulous prizes will be awarded - including a grand prize of $10,000!

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Becoming A Sponsor


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Games Across Acadiana is a new take on what has become the largest annual fundraiser for Miles Perret Cancer Services (MPCS). The over 50-mission scavenger hunt includes tasks such as submitting photos of honored cancer survivors, videoing birthday wishes to Milesy, and celebrating life by dancing with friends and family. You can sponsor your own unique mission closely aligned with your corporate goals.

 

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  • Who does Games Across Acadiana benefit?

    All proceeds from Games Across Acadiana will benefit Miles Perret Cancer Services (MPCS), a local, nonprofit resource center dedicated to serving the families of Acadiana fighting, surviving, and living with cancer.

  • When does the game begin and end?

    The app will be available for free download on July 15, 2021 at 8:00am (CST); it will be activated for play on July 31, 2021 at 8:00am (CST). The app will be disabled on August 13, 2021 at 8:00pm (CST).

  • Who can play?

    With the exception of the MPCS Board of Directors and MPCS employees, anyone can play. However, you must be at least 18 years old to claim a prize. If the winner is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian may claim the prize on their behalf.

     

     

  • Do I need a play with a team?

    While the app requires you to create a team, you are not required to play with others. You may create a team of one member or join your family and friends in earning points together. But remember - a team can submit only one photo or video per mission. Additionally, any prize won will be awarded to the individual designated as the Team Captain (See below, “Team Captain”).


     


     

  • How do I Join the Hunt?

    1. Download “GooseChase” app from Google Play or the App Store

    2. Create a new account with an email, username, and password of your choice. Note: If you created an account in a previous game, you can log in to that account.

    3. Search for the game:

    • Use game code: J5PWMQ, or
    • Tap the search icon and enter “2021 Games Across Acadiana” in search bar.

     

    4. Select Team & Join Game

    •  Press “Create Team”
    • Here there are options to:
      • Select a team picture
      • Edit your Team Name (Example: Johnson Family), and
      • Note your access code – if you want others to join your team and participate with separate mobile devices, they will need this code.
    • Once you’ve edited and are ready to move on, press “Create team and join game.”
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    • If you are joining a team that’s already been created, select that team and enter the team’s access code (obtain code from team creator).

    5. Enable notifications. We strongly recommend you allow notifications as we will be sending instructions and bonus opportunities throughout the game. Additionally, we will send the winning team notifications through the app.

  • How do I play?

    The hunt consists of approximately 55 “missions.” Each mission has a certain point value. The goal of the scavenger hunt is to perform missions so as to accumulate the number of points required to “earn” entries into the prize drawing. A team may earn more than one entry. Theoretically, if all missions are performed (excluding bonus points or bonus entries) a team can earn up to 4 entries. 

    The hunt begins on July 31, 2021 at 8:00am (CST). Upon entering the hunt, you will see a listing of available missions with their point values. You may select any mission you are interested in; missions need not be performed in the order listed. To complete a mission, select it from the list and press the “Snap Evidence” button. The app will request access to your camera or microphone – press “OK.” Once you perform the task associated with the mission, you must submit the evidence (photo, video, or text) as indicated. All photo and video evidence must be captured through the GooseChase application. You cannot upload any photos or videos from your camera roll or capture photos of photographs or computer screens. Your submission will be forwarded automatically to the Mission Judges and points will be awarded.

    Make sure you are completing missions accurately (e.g. “take a picture with a zebra” means take a picture with a real zebra, not next to a zebra on a computer screen). The Mission Judges will review all entries for completion and accuracy. Mission Masters will contact you with any issues; if points are deducted, they will explain the deduction and offer suggestions for a successful resubmission.

     

  • Team Captain

    While missions may be performed in any order, we suggest that your first mission be “Who’s the Captain?” (500 points). This mission calls for the designation of a team captain. Whether you are a team of one or are playing with friends and family, ALL TEAMS MUST DESIGNATE A TEAM CAPTAIN. Simply press the “Enter Evidence” button, type the first and last name of the team captain, and click on “Submit.” While the name will be visible to you and your team members, it will NOT be visible to the public in the activity feed. Make sure the captain has a photo ID; they will need to present it in order to claim a prize.

  • How many points do I need to be entered into the drawing?

    An entry will be awarded for each 10,000 points earned. No partial entries are awarded.

    • 10,000 points = 1 entry into drawing
    • 20,000 points = 2 entries into drawing
    • 30,000 points = 3 entries into drawing
    • 40,000 points = 4 entries into drawing

     

    Note: the entry is assigned to the team captain (see above, “Team Captain”); team members do not receive individual entries.

    Once the hunt has ended, all entries will be entered into a database and assigned an individualized random ticket number. Entry tickets with team captain’s name, team name, and assigned ticket number(s) will then be printed and placed in a raffle hopper along with the purchased entries.

     

  • Will my submissions (photos, videos, texts) become public?

    Unless otherwise stated (i.e. “Who’s the Captain?” mission), all submissions (photos, videos, text) are posted in real time to the app activity feed. Thus, they are visible to every person participating in the game. DO NOT SUBMIT PERSONAL INFORMATION you consider private (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR IDENTITY OR HOME ADDRESS). Additionally, participation in the game serves as acceptance of the Terms of Use and consent to the promotional use of said photos, videos or texts without compensation or any additional consent. Participants release and waive any claims and demands against MPCS arising from its use of his/her name, image, or likeness.

  • Why are some submissions in the feed hidden?

     

    From 8:00pm through 8:00am, the activity feed will be hidden from view. During those hours, you can continue to perform missions and submit evidence. Points will be awarded immediately, however, the submissions will not be reviewed for accuracy until the morning. When the feed goes “live" again at 8:00 am, all submissions, including those submitted overnight, will become visible again in the activity feed.

     

  • Can I comment on my photo/video evidence?

     

    Before submitting your evidence, you have the option (and in some missions, the requirement) to caption your photo or video. You also have the option to revise your caption after submission. In the Mission tab, move over to your “Completed” column. Press the three dots (. . .) on the right side of your submission. Press “Edit Caption.”


     

  • Can I comment on photo/video evidence of others?

    You cannot comment on photo/video evidence of others. However, you may “like” other submissions by pressing the thumbs up symbol associated with those submissions

  • Can I revise my photo/video evidence after submission?

    Yes. In the Mission tab, move over to your “Completed” column. Select the mission you would like to revise, and press “Retake Evidence."

     

  • What happens if I go to submit a picture or video and the screen is black?

    Unfortunately, this is an application error. The best thing to do is close out the application and try again. If this happens after you take your picture or video, your evidence may be lost and you will have to try again before the mission is considered complete.

  • How do I know how I am doing in comparison to others?

    Using the navigation tabs at the bottom of your screen, you can keep track of how you are doing via the activity feed and the leaderboard. Both tabs are updated in real time.

  • How do I retrieve messages from the Mission Masters?

    Periodically, the Mission Masters will send you messages. They will arrive via “notifications” and may be retrieved within the app with the “bell” icon on the navigation tab.

  • What if I have a question about a mission?

    Game questions may be submitted via email to huntacadiana@gmail.com. Mission Masters will monitor the email and respond as soon as possible.

  • Does it cost to play?

    It does not cost to play Games Across Acadiana. The application software (GooseChase) is free to download any time and the game will be available for free play July 31 (8:00am) through August 13 (8:00pm).

     

  • What are my chances of winning?

    A random drawing will be held on August 21 at 10:00am. Fifty-one (51) prizes will be awarded. Your chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries.

  • Are there other ways to enter the drawing?

    Earning points is not the only way to obtain entries. Additional entries may be purchased for a donation of $20 each at shopmilesperret.com or call 337.984.1920. Tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 8:00am (CST) and ending Friday, August 13, 2021 at 8:00pm (CST).

  • Are there any ways to get bonus points?

     

    An entry into the prize drawing will be awarded for each 10,000 points earned. There are a few ways to boost your scores with bonus points:

    • Bubblicious — This mission requires a photo be taken of a jar filled with gumballs. The jar is located in the MPCS lobby. When you submit the photograph, add a caption to your submission guessing how many gumballs are in the jar. The team(s) coming closest to the correct number (without going over) will be awarded 10,000 bonus points! Points will be awarded after the close of the game.
     
    • Change for Miles­ ­— Earn 10,000 bonus points for each full Change for Miles bottle returned to MPCS before August 13, 4:00pm. Empty bottles may be found in the MPCS lobby. Note: Extra points are not awarded immediately; they will be added to your totals within 24 hours of submission.
     
    • Double Points Days —When completing certain missions on their assigned “double points” days, the values for those missions will double. Don’t worry; if you have already completed that mission you can redo the submission on the Double Points Day and receive the extra points. Note: Extra points are not awarded immediately; they will be added to your totals within 24 hours of submission.
     

    2021 Double Points Days are as follows:

    ■ Monday, August 2: Christmas in July

    ■ Thursday, August 5: Out of this World

    ■ Sunday, August 8: Lafayette Strong

    ■ Tuesday, August 10: Head Over Heels

    ■ Thursday, August 12: Scoop It Up!

     

    • Early Bird Registration — All teams that register to play the 2021 Games Across Acadiana (i.e. “Join the Game”) by 11:59pm (CST) July 15, 2021 will be awarded 500 bonus points.

     

     

     

  • What about volunteers?

    Because of the virtual nature of the 2020 Games, most of the work will be done within the app, so this year, we invite you join in the fun. Sleep late, rest your feet, and join the community in Playing with a Purpose August 1st-20th!

  • Where can I find a printer friendly version of the FAQs?
  • How many points do I need to be entered into the drawing?

    An entry will be awarded for each 10,000 points earned. No partial entries are awarded.

    • 10,000 points = 1 entry into drawing
    • 20,000 points = 2 entries into drawing
    • 30,000 points = 3 entries into drawing
    • 40,000 points = 4 entries into drawing

     

    Note: the entry is assigned to the team captain (see above, “Team Captain”); team members do not receive individual entries.

    Once the hunt has ended, all entries will be entered into a database and assigned an individualized random ticket number. Entry tickets with team captain’s name, team name, and assigned ticket number(s) will then be printed and placed in a raffle hopper along with the purchased entries.

     

  • Are there other ways to enter the drawing?

    Earning points is not the only way to obtain entries. Additional entries may be purchased for a donation of $20 each at shopmilesperret.com or call 337.984.1920. Tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 8:00am (CST) and ending Friday, August 13, 2021 at 8:00pm (CST).

  • How do I earn free entries?

    Free entries can be earned by completing missions within the app. 

Poster Art


2020 Poster Art

2019 Poster Art

It was an honor and a delight to work with the incredible team at Miles Perret this year. My poster concept was inspired by the story of 1000 paper cranes, in which folding 1000 oragami cranes in a year can grant a wish. It was my wish that by painting at least 100 oragami cranes, I could support MPCS in their incredible mission.. During the painting process, my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer, which made this piece even more personal. So each crane was painted with a prayer for the health of those whose lives have been touched by this organization. The bright colors represent hope, and the cranes flying with Milesy towards the Games are meant to show how the mission of MPCS is a journey we make together. I pray that all of Acadiana's survivors and their families will be able to join Milsey and his paper crane friends at Games of Acadiana this year, and in years to come. I cannot thank this incredible organization enough for their kindness, charity, and support.

Olivia Doucet
2018 Poster Art

"It has been a pleasure and my privilege to work as the GOA artist this year. This selection is a blessing in my life just like MPCS is a blessing upon this community. When I was drawing up designs, I was thinking of the phrase "Join the Team." I saw MPCS as this big athletic team with a winning mentality and a very specific goal in mind. I've played sports all my life, and I know what it means to step out onto a field and play with a purpose. My design is meant to embody a jersey that represents that team effort to do amazing acts of charity here in Acadiana. When I think of jerseys, I think of stripes. The color of the stripes derive from the color of the stripes derive from the colors of the Acadiana flag. Next, I wanted to create a symbol that encompassed the roots of Acadiana but also included iconography to represent the many services that are available at MPCS. What was born was a Fleur de Lis made up of symbols for each of those services and has Milesy at the center of it."

Cory Stewart
2017 Poster Art

"It has been a joy and honor to join hands with Miles Perret Cancer Services in creating the 2017 Games of Acadiana poster. Stepping foot into this opportunity, my aim was to create a piece that communicates clearly what the GOA is all about, which lead me to the mission, vision, and core values of MPCS. In the 2017 poster, Milesy stands before a treasure chest, overflowing with hope, support, healing, faith, and love. These are words that MPCS not only cherishes but aspires to share by providing services that help families fight, survive, and live with cancer, at no charge. MPCS is able to lift families up largely by the generosity of sponsors, volunteers, and participants of GOA. The treasure within the chest captures what makes up the GOA and more so serves as a catalyst for spreading joy, bringing the community together, and changing lives.”

Cindy Tee
2016 Poster Art

"I am honored to be chosen as the poster artist for Games of Acadiana this year. Games of Acadiana is a vital part of Lafayette and I am thankful that I have been given the chance to show Acadiana what Games of Acadiana means to me. I've attended Games since I was a child. As a student of Ascension Episcopal School, the very school Miles Perret attended, support for MPCS was central to our dedication to service. The poster art contains four vines, representing "Play Through the Seasons," Each vine is vibrant and filled with fun elements that represent the fun games available. The vines originate from Miles, since without MPCS, Games of Acadiana would not exist. The sun shines behind Mile's heads and hands, showing the hope and light the MPCS brings to families fighting, surviving and living with cancer."

Victoria Topham
2015 Poster Art

"I am extremely humbled to have been chosen as the GOA artist this year - especially as it marks the 15th year of Games of Acadiana. I could not think of a better cause to use my talent to help. I began by thinking about what GOA means to me. To me, Games is a fun, playful event that spreads the message of families living with, fighting, and surviving cancer. The bright colors represent the playfulness of the event. The different sports on the cake show the wide range of activities the event offers. I chose to put Miles looking between the candles like any kid would be, eagerly waiting to blow out the candles. The 15 represents the 15 years of the GOA, but it also conveys the year 2015. The Milesy icon is depicted under the cake showing how the organization is there through every family's journey - lifting them up and aiding them through such a difficult time. I am extremely proud of this poster, and I could not be more honored to have been asked to create this piece of art."

Dailey Thibeaux
2014 Poster Art

"Creating a concept for this painting was a big challenge and required thought and prayers. Normally, I would concentrate on tones, depth, and shadow, but the concept was more important than beauty for this piece. A childhood game came to mind, and I knew it was God’s plan—a medical-based game would perfectly represent this playful event. I am thankful to God for talent and blessings; family, friends, and coworkers for support; and MPCS for the opportunity. I am honored to be the 2014 GOA poster artist, and I can’t wait to see the piece reprinted for event use.”

Theon Guillory
2013 Poster Art

"I am truly honored to partner with Miles Perret Cancer Services in the creation of this painting to promote the 2013 Games of Acadiana. It is an amazing opportunity to play a small part in actualizing the mission of this organization that is a blessing to our community. I have lost both parents to cancer, so I am inspired by MPCS and the people that survive and live with cancer every day. As a community, we can make a difference! Collect your friends, and go play!"

Christa Billeaud
2012 Poster Art

"It was an honor to create this special piece for MPCS. I have walked with family and friends through cancer, and I understand the ripple effect that cancer creates. Pulling from these experiences, I chose to focus the piece on the positive things such as constant support from friends, continuous prayers fro strength and courage, and love that grew exponentially day-to-day."

Bonnie Camos

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