The Olympic bunting is up in many places around Manchester in anticipation of the small part the city is playing in London’s 2012 Olympics, i.e. hosting a selection of the football matches.
Californian sportswear company Oakley has three stores around Manchester and is launching a national treasure hunt challenge as their contribution to this summer of sport. They have chosen six secret locations around the UK – including Manchester– as part of a Treasure Hunt Challenge to find “exclusive heritage products”.
In order to locate them, you have to visit www.facebook.com/oakleyeurope and solve daily clues. Fans are also encouraged to post images of themselves wearing some of the many Oakley styles from the past four decades- they first specialised in sports eye wear but later branched into further areas of sportswear. The treasure hunt commences on Sunday 22nd July and mixes social media interaction with real-life treasure seeking. When the final clue is revealed, a race will be on to find the heritage prizes. Six Treasure Hunt winners will be entered into a Grand Prize Draw for a chance to meet with some of the world’s leading athletes at Oakley’s Safehouse.
The Grand Prize winner will also be able to enjoy the Oakley sponsored ‘Designed To Win’ exhibition at London’s Design Museum – showcasing innovative sports equipment and celebrating the ways in which design has helped shaped the world of sport.
For the chance to participate in the Treasure Hunt Challenge go to www.facebook.com/oakleyeurope or follow #OwnAPieceOfHistory via www.twitter.com/oakleyeurope. For more information about the Designed to Win exhibition, see: http://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/2012/designed-to-win.