Driving for a cause: Queen City Rotary Club Presents 2019 Road Rally

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Queen City Rotary’s 2019 Road Rally is set for Oct. 12.

MANCHESTER, NH –    As part of its ongoing mission to support youth in need across Greater Manchester, the Queen City Rotary Club proudly announces its fall fundraiser- The 2019 Road Rally.

Saturday, October 12 @ 4 p.m.

St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral

650 Hanover Street, Manchester

“The Road Rally is a wonderful part of our legacy,” said Ann Butenhof, President, Queen City Rotary Club.  “And as with all of our efforts, 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefit youth across the community.”

The Road Rally is “a scavenger hunt on wheels,” according to event co-chair Rory Parnell.  “Teams compete against each other to figure out clues and solve puzzles to find their next destination in the quickest time with the most correct answers.  It’s also a neat way to explore greater Manchester and learn about its rich history.”

Ms. Butenhof noted that the Rally has been held for more than 30 years and that many teams return each year to take part.  “Old and new teams alike love the challenge,” she said.  “It’s a team sport on wheels.”

What is the key to success?

“I think puzzle-solving ability, a good imagination, a vehicle to navigate through Manchester, patience, a sense of humor and teamwork are key attributes,” noted Mr. Parnell.

Participants not only have fun and learn more about the Queen City, but they also are supporting our local youth community in need, Ms. Butenhof added.  She noted that all proceeds benefit Greater Manchester youth organizations.  “Our club was thrilled to support more than 40 organizations this past spring dispersing over $50,000 in grants and scholarships.  Helping kids in need is at the heart of our mission and the annual Rally is one way we support that.”

Early bird registration is $150 per car if signed up by September 30.  After September 30, the fee is $175 per car.  Registration includes the Rally, post-event buffet dinner, prizes, and more.

The club is also making tickets available ($20 in advance, $25 at the door) if someone only wants to attend the dinner and awards ceremony.

For more information on the event and to register please visit the Queen City Rotary’s website at www.queencityrotary.org

The Queen City Rotary Club meets each Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester, guests welcome.