Adults need a field day too. Why don’t you plan it?
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Remember the fun you had on Field Day during elementary school? The day you spent outside playing fun games against other classrooms? Don’t we all need an adult field day? Louisville Sports Commission agrees. That’s why they have brought back their Corporate Games. Lisa Mills, the Director of Marketing and Public Relations, is letting us in on the benefits of hosting your own corporate games.
The Louisville Corporate Games has a variety of contests. There are bracketed events like dodgeball and volleyball, to competitive games including a water balloon toss and a parallel parking challenge, and good sports activities like a food drive and tailgate contest.
“While our corporate games have competitive elements, there also is an emphasis on encouraging participation among companies and employees with different levels of athleticism,” says Mills.
The 3rd annual event had 45 companies participate this year, which is more than double the number of companies that participated in its first year. Mills sees these games growing each year, not only by the number of participants but with the level of dedication from employees.
“Another way we’ve been able to grow the event is to engage with employees who may not be able to compete, but who still want to participate. We are able to do this through the corporate games Good Sports program,” Mills explains. “These activities are another way for teams to earn points, such as team posting selfies and tagging the Louisville Sports Commission, donating food and sports equipment and participating in the team t-shirt and tailgating contests. We know from experience that the Good Sports program is working as an engagement tool and is being used to earn extra points toward team standings.”
Could this be something positive for your sports commission or organization to put on in your city? Mills says absolutely! She explains that the Corporate Games touch four important areas for them:
- Health and wellness initiative
- Attraction and retention of local businesses
- Face-to-face meetings with local businesses
- Profit for future investments
Bring the fun to some of your community’s businesses with a corporate game of your own. It’s a great way to get your name and initiatives out there while giving employees an adult field day. Enjoy!