THE HUNT 2023 supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County

About THE HUNT 2023

THE HUNT is a county-wide scavenger hunt and peer-to-peer fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County. Running April 28th-May 21st, THE HUNT features fun and engaging Missions that get folks outside and exploring Dane County. Participants can form teams of 2-6 people, so grab friends, family, colleagues, Bigs, Littles, and anyone else who likes having fun for a good cause! 

New to THE HUNT? Here is how it works:

1. Register and Join a Team: Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for Bigs in our program. All kids under 18 are free, including Littles. You can register others at the same time you register yourself, but just make sure you include email addresses (for adults) so they receive updates about THE HUNT. Once you're registered, you'll be prompted to join an existing team or create your own, and then you can invite others to join! Your registration includes a free T-shirt and some goodies from local businesses. 

2. Start Fundraising: A personalized fundraising page will be created for you with tools to help you ask for donations via social media, email and text. THE HUNT doesn't officially start until April 28th, but you can earn points for Early Bird Missions as soon as you start fundraising. Remember, the more money your raise, the more children you impact, and the more points you earn on THE HUNT!

3. Get HUNTing & Have Fun! After registering, HUNTers will receive an email with all the important event details (including download instructions for GooseChase, our scavenger hunt app). Once you're all set up, your team can start earning points and competing for prizes! The more you fundraise and the more Missions you complete, the higher you'll climb on the GooseChase Leaderboard, and there are BIG prizes up for grabs! But don't fret if you're not leading the pack. We'll be giving out a variety of prizes throughout THE HUNT, so everyone has a chance to win BIG! 

Event Timeline

March 1st-April 28th: General Registration

April 26th-27th: T-shirt and materials pick-up

April 28th: THE HUNT begins!  

April 29th-May 21st: Registration still open--late HUNTers welcome!

May 21st: THE HUNT ends!

Questions about registration, large groups (10+ people) or THE HUNT in general? Please reach out to Bethany Ordaz at or 608-661-5437 ext. 1111.


    Starts at:  April 21, 2023 7:00 AM
    Ends at:  May 21, 2023 8:00 PM


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    Enjoy a Fun Team-Building Experience

    THE HUNT is a great opportunity for team building and bonding! Whether it is your friends, colleagues or family you will enjoy a unique and memorable experience together. Each team can have up to 6 people, so invite family, friends or co-workers to join your team! Have more than 6 people interested in THE HUNT?! Create multiple teams and contact us to set up a friendly fundraising competition between your teams. Call Bethany at 608-661-5437 ext. 1111 for more information.

    Your Support Makes a Difference

    Big Brothers Big Sisters is a free program for Littles and their families. Your donations and fundraising efforts during THE HUNT are critical to our success. Your financial support helps our organization grow, shortens wait times for new Littles, supports our efforts to recruit new Bigs, and provides the professional support needed to create life-long relationships. Register for THE HUNT today to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County!

    Thanks to our Generous Sponsors