Newlyweds Mike and Amanda Kachinski were out in the rain Sunday at Fenway Park, but the Red Sox weren't even playing at home -- the Peabody couple instead was on special mission to find a ticket to a diamond.
The Kachinskis were among eight finalist couples that got to comb the stadium in a scavenger hunt to find the grand prize in the Hearts On Fire Diamond Hunt. There wasn't actually a diamond hidden in the stadium, but the prize could be redeemed for a $20,000 brand diamond ring.
Angie Martin, a spokesperson for HOF, says the event was primarily targeted to couples who were dating or engaged, but was open to any other couples as well, if they were looking to upgrade their rings, for example. She said there were a few married couples on Sunday.
More than 250 couples from around New England converged on Fenway Park for a trivia and skills competition -- the initial rounds featured, appropriately, Red Sox baseball trivia. The finalists then competed in skill challenges and a scavenger hunt.
The grand prize was hidden near Pesky’s Pole. Two runner-up teams – Cindy Laflamme and Randy Kennedy of Pawtucket, R.I. and Katie Clark and Matt Bain of Boston – also took home Hearts On Fire prizes worth $5,000.
Martin says all three couples are invited to meet with a company representative to choose a specific diamond ring or other jewelry design.