Medallion Located Tuesday Evening at Voyageur Park in De Pere
Mark and Tiffany Goodacre, along with their three children, plus two nephews, located the Packers Draft Party Medallion Tuesday, April 21, at approximately 7:30 p.m. in Voyageur Park in De Pere.
The family team from Neenah tracked down the medallion on the day the ninth clue was revealed, a day before the final, 10th clue was to be made known.
"When we learned about the hunt, we were determined to find it," said Mark Goodacre. "It was great family fun. We like adventures and hunts. We really had a blast."
The ninth clue, which reads, "George and Earl realized the dream…Known to its' fans as America's team…True to the Pack this woody perennial stays…Its needles may fall but its color won't wane," led the team to an evergreen tree in Voyageur Park in De Pere. Previous clues, which they received via the clue line and e-mail, convinced them the medallion was hidden in Voyageur Park.
"We had been in the park the last three days, and then started looking under the trees yesterday," Mark reported. "I was at the park during the day, and then we came back in the evening after school with the kids, with a rake, and started looking under trees. We pulled it out and were very excited. Two other people who also were looking in the park came over when they heard us yelling and congratulated us."
In addition to Mark and Tiffany, the team included the couple's three children, Madison, 6, Hunter, 4, and Morgan, 3, as well as two nephews, Jake, 12, and Tyler, 10. The group began daily hunts in Green Bay last week after the second clue was revealed. The timing of the hunt's start was ideal for the family, as the children were on spring break.
The Packers Draft Party Medallion Hunt, a new feature of the Packers Draft Party presented by Mills Fleet Farm, began April 13, with the release of the first of 10 daily clues. Medallion hunters could obtain the clues each morning three ways: by signing up to receive them via e-mail, reading them online or by listening to the recorded message on the "Draft Party Medallion Hunt Clue Line."
Those who signed up on Packers.com to receive the clues via e-mail had the first opportunity to view them each morning, at approximately 5 a.m. The clues then were available at 7 a.m. online and via recorded message on the clue line. The subsequent clues, released each morning, provided more specific information about the location of the hidden Packers Draft Party Medallion.
A single medallion, gold-colored and three inches in diameter, was hidden at the park. The Elite Group produced the medallion for the Packers.
In addition to the two tickets to after school Draft Party, the prizes, a package valued at $500, include a Nick Collins autographed football, a one-night hotel stay, two tickets to a to-be-determined 2009 Packers home game with two pregame sideline passes, plus gift cards.
More information on the hunt, including the full list of clues and the answers, is online here.