Corporate Challenge, the largest amateur athletic competition in the State of Nevada, seeks to involve more local companies and organizations in the annual event. Corporate Challenge is a way for employees to build teamwork and friendships and become more at home in the community while being more physically active. It has helped to foster company pride, corporate wellness and unity since 1985.
Management participation in this 11-week competition is an excellent way to encourage initiative, reward the commitment of key staff, improve morale, and motivate future performance. Many of today’s most successful local companies have been involved in this annual activity for many years.
Companies may register for participation in the 2014 Corporate Challenge competition through Feb. 14. Costs for participation range from $1,800 for companies of up to 300 employees to $2,200 for companies of 1,000 or more. Companies are divided into three divisions, based on the number of employees. This makes competition fairer, so companies with only a few employees are not challenging those with a base of thousands.
Events will begin Feb. 28 and continue through May 17, and include most sports as well as less strenuous activities — a comical executive relay, parade, blood drive, chess, 8-ball, kart racing, poker, table tennis, shuffleboard, horseshoes, bocce and a T-shirt design contest. Smaller companies that share business often join forces to form a combined team.
Corporate Challenge competition brings company names and images into the limelight – a real marketing benefit for all area enterprises. Some 20,000 players and spectators are exposed to businesses and their staff throughout the 36 events. Competitors wear their company T-shirts in a variety of locations, and the company names are displayed on the canopy of lights at Fremont Street Experience during opening ceremonies.
Corporate Challenge is operated by the city of Las Vegas. For more information and to register for Corporate Challenge 2014, visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/corporatechallenge or contact Andrea Anzalone at (702) 229-6706.