House of the Sycamore Tree Set to Host "The Amazing Permian Basin Challenge" 11/2/13
CBS 7 News
November 2, 2013
ODESSA-You may have heard of the TV show "The Amazing Race" well now the Permian Basin will compete in its own version known as, "The Amazing Permian Basin Challenge."
The challenge is a fundraiser hosted by the training facility "The House of the Sycamore Tree" in Odessa, and will be the first one of the year.
This training facility has only been in the Basin for about 4-months now, and teaches special needs and challenged individuals how to be more productive members of the community.
"Some of the kids coming out are building more social skills, they've come out of their shells more," said Nathan Pettigrew, the Executive Director of this non-profit organization.
All of their students will take part in this scavenger-hunt-like race, which will take place throughout Odessa and Midland.
Teams of two will be competing in both physical and mental challenges. Teams will receive a clue after each challenge is completed and competitors can expect to run and walk throughout the day.
The challenge will be held Saturday, November 16th at 1:00pm. For more details contact Nathan Pettigrew at either 432-312-8651 or 432-770-0104.