By CBJ News Staff
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the Corridor Corporate Games (CCG) to change course from in-person events and create the Corporate Games Virtual Challenge.
“In mid-March, when it became apparent that this pandemic could have an effect on our ability to gather this summer, our staff began looking at alternative options,” Chuck Long, CEO of the Iowa Sports Foundation, stated in a press release. “The goal of the Virtual Challenge is to continue to provide participating companies with opportunities for positive employee engagement during a difficult time. Physical and mental health is now more important than ever.”
The Corridor Corporate Games officially kicks off June 1. Some regular events, such as the Nature Walk, have moved virtual. Additional events are being offered through area partners such as North Liberty Parks and Recreation and Live Healthy Iowa. Learn and Earn Webinars are also being produced with local subject matter experts.
“We are still offering our Blood Donation Challenge, and we know that now is a critical time for donations,” Mr. Long said. “If you are able, please visit DeGowin Blood Center or Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center location and give the gift of life while helping your company.”
If and when in-person events can resume, the Corporate Games intends to continue offering some virtual options for employees to participate. Long added, “Our goal isn’t to take away events but enhance our current opportunities and leave open the possibility to gather later this summer.”
More than 30 companies have registered to participate for 2020. To learn more and follow the competition, visit corridorcorporategames.org. CBJ