Calgary Corporate Challenge (CCC) is where work comes to play! Every September, CCC brings together over 15,000 participants from approximately 150 Calgary companies to go company vs company in a range of Olympic style events over the course of two weeks. A truly fantastic team-building experience for participating companies!
This past September marked the 22nd Calgary Corporate Challenge September Games….and it did not disappoint! 2,344 games in 22 sporting events over 16 days! But it’s not all fun and games at CCC, they also serve to support Calgary charities and hosted seven charitable challenges in conjunction with year’s Games, which resulted in the following:
• $465,150 being raised for the seven CCC-supported charities (Calgary Food Bank, Calgary Reads, Canadian Blood Services, Heart & Stroke Foundation, KidSport Calgary, Ronald McDonald House and The Mustard Seed)
• Over 4,000 new and gently used children book donations to Calgary Reads
• 7,660 pounds of food, valued at roughly $20,000, donated to the Calgary Food Bank
• 4,710 units of blood donations for Canadian Blood Services, and 310 new donor registrations
• 70 CCC companies rode the “Big Bike” bringing in more than $300,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation
• Over 300 sports equipment items and more than $50,000 in funding was raised for KidSport Calgary
• Ronald McDonald House was treated to 145 new toys and 98 nights worth of stays for families at the House
• 3,500 meals, 50 winter jackets, and 70 backpacks filled with vital supplies were donated to The Mustard Seed
As whirl-wind as September is for those involved in the CCC Games, the fun actually goes on year-round, with a number of off-season events that are available to the general public. The 2018 events include:
• Human Bonspiel (yes, you read that right, it is as awesome as it sounds) – February 2018 (in support of KidSport Calgary)
• Brain Freeze Trivia – March 2018 (in support of Branch Out Neurological Foundation)
• CCC Stampede Party – July 2018
• Softball Tournament – Summer 2018
Make sure to connect with Calgary Corporate Challenge at YYCfit and find out how to get your company involved in the fun!