Teams sought for citywide scavenger hunt for Panhandle PBS fundraiser

Posted by Chip Chandler - Digital Content Producer on

By Chip Chandler — DIgital Content Producer

Teams are forming now for the Big Idea Challenge, Panhandle PBS’s unique fundraiser that will send people all over Amarillo to solve a series of mind-bending puzzles.

Groups of six to 10 people are suggested for the challenge, which kicks off with an April 1 party at the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 1000 S. Polk St.

There, teams will get their first clue for their Week One puzzle. Solving all four weeks’ worth of puzzles in a timely manner will score teams 400 points toward their goal of 1,400 points to win the whole challenge. Clues will be found online and at local businesses.

Additional points are earned by dollars raised, so teams will be trying to raise at least $1,000, depending on their success with the puzzles.

“The Big Idea Challenge not only contributes to the station financially, but it has been successful in bringing in new viewers to the station as well,” committee chair Matt Morgan said.

It all ends with an April 29 live scavenger hunt in downtown Amarillo, kicking off at 6 p.m. at the parking garage atop Happy State Bank, Eighth Avenue and Taylor Street.

To sign your team up, visit