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DGC Takes on the Streets of Flatiron for Its Third Annual Scavenger Hunt

Take a picture with Batman and Superman. Practice spinning on a set of Citi Bikes. Get a mini-makeover from Sephora. Order a “secret” menu item at Chipotle Mexican Grill.

For the third year in a row, DGC set aside an afternoon for a team-building scavenger hunt that brought out the kid—and the must-win competitive streak—in all of us here at DGC.

DGC President Howard “Howie” Schacter ruled as the impartial judge for this year’s hunt, which took place in New York’s Flatiron District. And in addition to ruling on the viability of tasks completed by teams to win a pizza party, he was also the sole judge of the coveted prize of the afternoon for Best Team Spirit.

Evident by our Call Me Maybe rendition, DGC-ers aren’t shy about “getting into character.” So with Halloween on the horizon, each of the five teams came up with a team theme and costumes to bring it to life. We were “The Tacky Tourists,” “The Texas Tailgaters,” “The Blackouts,” “The Zoo-perstars,” and Team Spirit winner “The Spice Girls.” And let me say, the outfit choices did not disappoint. Click here for pics of each team.

So with the big costume reveals done, the actual scavenger hunt kicked off. Lists were distributed and the teams took to the streets – completing as many items as possible in an hour and a half. Pretty remarkably, all of the team returned back to the office on time and with all but one or two clues completed. It looked as though it was going to be a close call for the top spot.

Tallying the points revealed that The Texas Tailgaters won, by two points, with each of the other teams coming in only a point or two behind that. We were all “winners” in the end – at least that’s what we told ourselves at the bar later that night!

Hats off to another exciting Scavenger Hunt – until next year!


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