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This is it Phase I Treasure Hunters, the final deadline for classroom/youth participants is this Thursday, April 19th. All Phase I participants who successfully unlock the final treasure of chapters 5, 6, or 7, will be eligible to win a $1,000 gift certificate to purchase supplies! This week we’ll look at one final clue from Chapter 7, Tennis:

25. Considered by many as the leading promoter of professional tennis tours, he served with the United States Coast Guard during World War II. Count the number of letters in his first and last name and subtract 8. Place your answer in 9-E


Alright, I’ll admit that if you’re not very familiar with tennis (like myself), this clue doesn’t offer a whole lot of direction. Let’s look at some additional hints to guide you to the correct answer:


** In 1947, more than 15,000 spectators packed Madison Square Garden during a blizzard to watch his debut match as a Pro

** In the 1950’s, he toured the globe with a team of players and a portable tennis court to encourage international play

** His line of autographed Wilson rackets helped Wilson Sporting Goods Company become one of the sport’s leading equipment suppliers for amateurs and pros alike

** He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1968

After you find your answer and do a little bit of math, enter your numeric answer into 9E. After you’ve answered all the clues to Chapter 7, you will still need to solve that challenging Sudoku. If you just can’t make it work, please ask for help…just one wrong answer will throw off the entire puzzle!

If your students are still struggling with any of the clues in TH7, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment on the blog or contact me directly (sherrykoch@thanksusa.org) for some additional help. Also, please remind students that they can register individually and play TH7 as a Phase II participant. The Phase II deadline for individuals is August 15th, so students have most of the summer to play along at home. Best of Luck!!

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Welcome back Treasure Hunters! We only have a few weeks left until the final Phase I deadline (May 20). Correctly unlocking the treasure of chapter 5, 6, or 7, will qualify your classroom or youth group for a $1000 gift certificate. This week, I’m happy to introduce one of our earlier Phase I winners, Joy’s Kids. Like many of you, Joy’s Kids has been participating in the ThanksUSA Treasure Hunt for years. In fact, this is the third year in a row that the youth group has won a prize! The majority of Joy’s Kids youth participants have physical limitations.  With their $1000 gift certificate, they were able to purchase adaptive electronics:

Arlene Feix & Melissa Johnson, Joy's Kids representatives

Wow!!! We are so excited and in total disbelief that we won again! This is our third win and our kids have absolutely loved playing in the hunt. We have also enjoyed being able to support and honor our troops and they deserve so much more than we can give. Well I’m sure you are curious as to how the kids decided to spend their money. Well first thing they were all happy to buy was an iPad. Thank goodness a friend held one for me because by the time I got there they were sold out! So we got some accessories for the iPad as well as some new keyboards with support and more ergonomic mice so they can use the computers with more ease. I can’t thank you enough. This has been such a blessing and I don’t think I can express what a difference this has made in their lives. Thanks again and we will continue to hunt.  Sincerely, Arlene  @  Joy’s Kids

Arlene, thank you for your continued support!  The ThanksUSA team is so happy that Joy’s Kids is able to use their prize to facilitate learning and communication.  Now, let’s see if we can help another school/youth group become a winner.  Let’s solve a clue from chapter  7, Army:

19.  Legend has it that General Abner Doubleday, Civil War commander and West Point graduate, invented this American pastime.

I love this clue!  I first saw this clue when TH5 was being developed…since I had never heard of this legend, I was quite intrigued.  Our key words are the General’s name, Abner Doubleday, and invention.  I’m sure that many sports fans have actually heard this legend, but for those who haven’t, let’s search:

Gen Abner Doubleday + invention

That should lead you to the surprising (at least to me) answer.  Check back next week to hear from another TH5 winning group, The Young Homeschool.  Until then, take Arlene’s advice and continue to hunt!

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