Norfolk, Va., January 22, 2019 – The Hampton Roads Sports Commission announced the fourth annual Hampton Roads Corporate Challenge presented by Optima Health will be held April 22-May 4, 2019.
The Hampton Roads Corporate Challenge brings together companies throughout Hampton Roads to compete in a variety of sports. This event promotes health and wellness, provides great networking opportunities, boosts employee morale, and is a unique opportunity to engage co-workers outside the office for an enjoyable teambuilding experience.
“The Hampton Roads Corporate Challenge is an Olympic style competition with a field-day event feel,” said Wes Hall, Hampton Roads Sports Commission Executive Director. “The Corporate Challenge is a unique and fun teambuilding and networking event built around corporate initiatives to promote health and wellness among their employees.”
In 2018, over 1,300 competitors representing 195 teams from more than 40 companies participated. This year, events will include Dave & Buster’s Epic Quest, kickball, Topgolf, 3v3 basketball, bowling, shuffleboard, wiffleball, sand volleyball, ropes course, cornhole, tug-of-war, sack race, plank challenge, hula-hoop competition, football throw, and a 5K run. Companies compete to earn points in each event to determine a winner in each of the two division based on company size. Companies with 250 or more employees will compete in Division I and companies with less than 250 employees will compete in Division II.
The Hampton Roads Sports Commission will again team up with the American Red Cross and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia to host the Corporate Charity Challenge, the community outreach portion of the Hampton Roads Corporate Challenge. Participating companies can host blood drives, donate blood, donate cans of food, and/or make monetary donations to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia to earn additional team points. In 2018, the Hampton Roads Corporate Challenge served 8,537 meals and saved 144 lives.
Registration is open. To register or to find out more information about the Hampton Roads Corporate Challenge, please visit our website at www.hamptonroadscorporatechallenge.com. Participating companies can receive additional recognition and benefits during the Corporate Challenge through sponsorships, which includes team registration. Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities or participating in the Hampton Roads Corporate Challenge can contact Sara DeGruttola at (757) 664-2573 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Hampton Roads Sports Commission
The Hampton Roads Sports Commission was formed in 1999 by community leaders to foster city cohesiveness and enhance the economy, image, and quality of life for the region by attracting, creating, and hosting high-caliber sporting events. The Sports Commission has generated more than $227 million in economic impact for the region since its inception. For more on the Hampton Roads Sports Commission, visit www.hamptonroadssports.org.
Wes Hall, Hampton Roads Sports Commission Executive Director