Daviess County has been selected to host the MOGA geocaching mega event for Memorial Day weekend next year.
Geocaching is a recreational activity of hunting for and finding a hidden object by means of GPS coordinates posted on a website. Geocachers seek out treasures hidden by other players while exploring interesting locations. At its most basic level, geocaching is a game where players use GPS receivers to track down a container, or cache.
MOGA (Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure) is typically the world’s largest “geocaching competition mega event,” said Jesse Tuttle, executive director of AFK Geocaching.
“Participants from around the world will travel to compete in the timed checkpoint, orienteering style event,” he said. “In addition, several activities will have attendees exploring attractions, shops, and hometown restaurants within the region.”
Hosting the MOGA event is a partnership between Visit Owensboro, Daviess Fiscal Court and the city of Owensboro and is an example of the continuing creative effort being made to bring new events to Owensboro-Daviess County, said Mark Calitri, president of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau.