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Inaugural Louisville Sports Commission Corporate Games Will be Held June 3

Health and Wellness, Teambuilding Initiative will take place at Kentucky Country Day

Louisville, Ky. – February 22, 2017 – The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) today announced the creation of the LSC Corporate Games, a health and wellness and team building initiative that will bring together employees from Louisville and Southern Indiana area businesses and organizations for a day of friendly competition and employee camaraderie.

The Corporate Games will be comprised of 15 events, some highly competitive and others geared toward participation to get people moving, as well as activities that foster company spirit.

“Many companies support active lifestyles through corporate wellness programs, and the Corporate Games provides local businesses another opportunity to encourage and celebrate their employees’ efforts,” said LSC President and CEO Karl Schmitt. “The Corporate Games delivers a positive environment that encourages employee health and fitness, builds a sense of company spirit, and fosters teamwork and fun through participation.”

The inaugural Corporate Games will be held 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 3 on Kentucky Country Day’s campus. Participation is open to full and part-time employees – and their spouses – of companies located in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties in Southern Indiana.

Each company team will compete within one of four divisions based upon that company’s total Louisville-area employment (full and part-time employees). Each company’s team roster can include as few as 15 participants or up to 100 participants.

Points are awarded for results in each event that will be totaled to produce a winner in each of the four divisions. Participatory Events produce points through participation and accuracy. Competitive Events match up company teams against each other resulting in first, second and third place points. Additional points will be awarded to companies taking part in the Good Sports Activities and volunteer activities.

COMPETITION

Participatory Events: Competitive Events: Good Sports Activities:
Wellness walk Softball home run derby CEO selfie
Football throw Mile run Sports equipment drive
Field hockey shot Obstacle run Food drive
Frisbee toss Tug of war Team t-shirt contest
Basketball shootout Tennis skills Team tailgating contest
Soccer kick Dodge ball Hopscotch drawing contest
Cornhole toss 3×3 basketball  
Parallel parking    

 

In addition to the Participatory and Competitive events, there also will be an Adult Fun Zone that includes a Warm-Up Pit and Pro Football Combine Simulator. The Warm-Up Pit highlights “old school” exercises such as jumping jacks, windmills, knee bends and the one-legged cross. The Combine Simulator is comprised of a 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, standing broad jump, three-cone drill and shuttle run. Additional opportunities to get active include yoga, Zumba, boot camp, hopscotch and jump rope.

Employees who are not able to compete can participate through volunteer opportunities. Companies that provide at least five volunteers will receive points toward their teams’ overall scores. While it is intended that volunteer recruitment be focused on employees, family members are welcome to participate to support a company’s volunteer efforts.

For companies interested in receiving additional recognition during the Corporate Games, there are three sponsorship levels available. Each sponsorship includes team registration, as well additional benefits.

Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities or participating in the LSC Corporate Games can contact Stephanie Chalko at 502-736-3498 or schalko@louisvillesports.org.