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GCI hosts Tech Quest scavenger hunt, expands partnership with UAA


Anchorage, Alaska – GCI will announce a new partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage at a campus-wide scavenger hunt from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, with prizes ranging from smartphones and tablets to 10 round-trip Alaska Airlines tickets and even a brand new Volkswagen Beetle provided by Kendall Volkswagen of Anchorage. The GCI Tech Quest is free to community members of all ages.
The event is a celebration of GCI’s ongoing partnership with UAA, where the Alaska-based telecommunications company has been dedicated to providing the latest technology services to the community, including the recent title sponsorship of the GCI Great Alaska Shootout. The GCI Tech Quest will set the stage for an exciting new announcement to be made at the event.
“At GCI, we take pride in our ongoing support of the University of Alaska Anchorage, and we are excited to announce something big that will create an even better experience for UAA students and visitors,” said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes. “We are always seeking ways to connect our community through technology, and the GCI Tech Quest does just that.”
The fun starts on Monday, Aug. 18, when GCI will begin to share clues about the first location for the GCI Tech Quest scavenger hunt. Clues will be made available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, GCI.com at www.gci.com/techquest/anchorageclues and in GCI’s Anchorage-area retail stores. The clues will guide participants to the first location, where they must pick up their player’s card on the day of the event. Everyone will have two hours, from noon to 2 p.m., to complete the GCI Tech Quest and make it to the final location.
During the celebration at the final location, everyone who successfully completed the scavenger hunt will be entered to win GCI Tech Quest grand prizes, with nine people awarded technology prizes from smartphones to tablets; five people being drawn to win two round-trip Alaska Airlines tickets to anywhere the airline flies, including Hawaii and Mexico; and one person being selected as the grand prize winner of a 2014 Volkswagen Beetle from Kendall Volkswagen of Anchorage. Everyone will leave a winner of some kind, though, as each player’s card features a coupon for a free GCI Video on Demand.
“For the University of Alaska Anchorage and our athletics programs, it is crucial that we build valuable partnerships such as the one we’ve developed over the years with GCI,” said University of Alaska Anchorage Athletic Director Keith Hackett. “We are thrilled to have GCI as the title sponsor of the GCI Great Alaska Shootout and are excited to reveal our latest partnership.”
In addition to the announcement of a new partnership between GCI and UAA, the GCI Tech Quest finale will include a celebration with hosted snacks, beverages and music.
“We’re thrilled to be part of this one-of-a-kind community event and we are very much looking forward to the GCI Tech Quest on Aug. 23,” said General Manager of Kendall Volkswagen of Anchorage Jessica Dominic. “Kendall loves getting involved in our communities and this is a great way to bring Anchorage together to help celebrate the exciting announcement. Giving a new Volkswagen to one of the participants is just another way to show our dedication to our customers.”
“The Tech Quest is sure to be a fun, family-friendly event that brings our community together, and we are pleased to partner with our friends at GCI, Kendall Volkswagen and University of Alaska Anchorage,” said Alaska Airlines Regional Vice President Marilyn Romano.
More information about GCI Tech Quest can be found at www.GCI.com/TechQuest.

About GCI
GCI is the top provider of voice, data and video services in Alaska, through which consumers can experience entertainment everywhere. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large enterprise customers with complex data networking needs. The Alaska-based company is dedicated to providing the best in communication services, including the state’s largest wireless network, high-speed broadband, digital cable television and local telephone services. The company offers more than 1,200 TurboZone locations statewide to provide customers with more high-speed wireless capabilities. The Alaska-based company continuously supports community efforts, contributing to nonprofit organizations across the state. More information about GCI can be found at www.gci.com.  


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