Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Spencer Johnson's inaugural and adventurous 'Amazing Race' was held October 31st, at Erie Community College in Williamsville. The successful and exciting afternoon event, modeled after the popular reality show, included fifteen teams of participants tackling multiple tasks of athletic skill, intellect and teamwork along a 1.5 mile race course.
Tasks included golf chipping to a target, answering ACT questions, soccer, juggling, bingo, field goal kicking and an obstacle course where fans maneuvered through the course blind folded and unscrambled words.
The first place team was 'Legends of the Hidden Temple' with members Craig Shufelt, Nicole Shufelt, Kyle Brenzel and Lauryn Brown. They edged second place finisher 'Team What' comprised with Sara Weber, Stephanie Maccia and Carolyn McCune. Hidden Temple won by mere minutes to walk away with the grand prize of 20 tickets as the special guests of Johnson to a Bills football game.
I was thrilled with the turnout and the spirit of the participants," said Johnson. "They all had a blast. We are definitely doing this again next year."
Funds raised from the Amazing Race go toward the Spencer Johnson Adopt-A-High School Academic Initiative, which offers academic and SAT/ACT assistance to underserved students in area schools.
For more information, visit www.SpencerDJohnson.com.