The Community Fund of Darien’s Inaugural 

“Community Chase” Supports Local Nonprofit Partners

Looking for a way to connect with friends and family while supporting our community at the same time?  Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to join The Community Fund of Darien’s first-ever “Community Chase”—a virtual competition for teams of friends and families of all ages!  Mission: Possible! is a fun-filled, socially distanced event that will take place the week of September 19th – 26th, 2020 and will benefit TCF’s nonprofit partners’ programs that strengthen youth, adults and families in Darien, Norwalk and Stamford.

Using a mobile device, teams of 4-6 players will be assigned points for each mission completed and players can track progress and rankings on a live leaderboard.  Play casually, or be “in it to win it” for a chance to earn prizes and bragging rights! Missions will go live at 9am on September 19th; players will have until 6pm on September 26th to complete their challenges.  

Sample missions include:

  • Name the oldest church in Darien; Bonus points for submitting a photo of your team leaving 4 cans of soup in the church’s collection box for one of The Community Fund of Darien’s non-profit partners’ food pantry.
  • Take a selfie of your team outside of a participating Darien local business sponsor.
  • Submit a video of your family playing “The floor is lava.”

Teams are encouraged to share their mission photos on TCF’s Facebook and Instagram pages using the hashtag #TCFMissionPossible.

“Mission: Possible! is a great way to safely unite our community while respecting social distancing,” said Janet King, The Community Fund of Darien’s Executive Director.  “We wanted to create a unique, fun and exciting activity that gives people the chance to explore and learn more about their hometown and our nonprofit partners, who provide so much support for our neighbors in Darien, Norwalk and Stamford.”

To participate, register at www.communityfunddarien.org ($50 per team, create your own team of 4-6 players.)  Registration fees will directly support TCF’s local nonprofit partners.  An email confirmation will contain TCF’s “Mission: Possible!” game code; download the free “Goose Chase” app on your iPhone or Android and enter the game code within the app to begin.  To complete a mission, select it from the list and follow the instructions to receive the allotted points. Missions may involve submitting a photo or video, checking-in at a specific location or solving a puzzle or riddle. The choice is yours! To check out out the video, visit the link here.

The Community Fund of Darien thanks the following sponsors for supporting Mission: Possible!: Noroton Presybterian Church, Hollow Tree Self Storage, Hutchinson Tree Care Specialists, Sasco River Center, Trinity Church, Darien Sport Shop, Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa, Bankwell, Barrett Bookstore, Crescendo Music, Dance on the DL, Darien Running Company, Hands on Pottery, HAYVN, Helen Ainson, Sheree Frank with Houlihan Lawrence, Joyride, Kumon, Lanphier, Manhattan Marriage and Family Therapy, Performance Physical Therapy and Wellness, Precisely Pilates, Pure Barre and Rhone.

About The Community Fund of Darien:
The Community Fund of Darien (TCF) inspires people and mobilizes resources to strengthen our community.  Its vision is for all community members to have the opportunity to reach their full potential as healthy, educated, and self-sufficient individuals.  TCF initiates solutions, builds collaborations, and implements and supports programs to strengthen youth, adults and families for lasting and positive impact in Darien, Norwalk and Stamford.  Since its founding in 1951, TCF has distributed over $20 million to local nonprofit organizations and community initiatives.  More information can be found at www.communityfunddarien.org.

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