Tony Hawk’s Twitter Hunt is happening this Saturday with prizes hidden all over the world while Tony tweets out clues. In addition there will be a demo happening Saturday in San Diego, follow Tony for the when and where. Click through for all the details.
It’s that time of year againâ€¦time to turn over every
rock, look behind every bush and keep an eye out for something special. No,
it’s not an Easter egg hunt. It’s time for Tony Hawk’s 4th Annual World Wide
Twitter Hunt, kicking off this Saturday morning and taking over the Twittersphere
once again. Each year at about this time, Tony and his over 2.3 million followers
engage in a hunt for packages that have been hidden in 45 states around the
U.S., as well as Australia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, the Netherlands,
England and Ireland. The day will conclude with a huge, live skateboarding
exhibition along with free food and prizes. Tony will be revealing the secret
location of the event sometime on Saturday via Twitter.
Now in its fourth year, the hunt relies on co-conspirators that Tony sends prize
packages to in advance. On the day of the Twitter Hunt, each package is hidden
in a secret, but public, location and clues are sent to Tony. He then tweets the
clues on to the public and a mad scramble for the package ensues. The â€œfinderâ€
then tweets back to Tony that the package has been found, usually accompanied
by a photo or video, which is then posted for everyone to see. Hidden package
locations are released throughout the day, beginning in other parts of the world
and concluding on the West Coast of the United States. The prize packages
include great items, including autographed skateboards and skate gear, audio
equipment, golf gear, bicycles, toys, clothing, smart phones, video games, snack
foods and drinks, gift certificates and much more. Some package hunters have
even blogged their adventures for all to see.
Anyone can take part in Tony’s Twitter Hunt, watch for the free event location, or
just monitor the proceedings by following Tony on Twitter (@TonyHawk) or watch
for the hashtag #THTH. Tony has also set up a dedicated page at his official
website with rules, tips and links to follow each hunt as it goes down. That web
page can be accessed at: http://www.tonyhawk.com/thth.