2013 Closing Ceremony Award Winners

Relive moments from this years Corporate Challenge.

Congratulations to each of you on a very successful 2013 Corporate Challenge - 10-weeks, 20+ events and an amazing amount of money raised for Special Olympics Texas! Our check to Special Olympics Texas totaled $173,695!

I'd like to introduce myself for those of you who do not already know me. My name is Melanie Sprott and I'm the new Corporate Recreation Manager for the City of Richardson. I'm so very excited to take on this role and to lead the Corporate Challenge event! I've been a staff member for the Richardson Parks & Recreation Department for 7 years in the Parks Administration office. I have been on maternity leave for the past 12 weeks spending time with my new baby girl and finally returned last week to begin this new adventure! I'm so thrilled for this opportunity and can't wait to get to know you all better!

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Closing Ceremony last Friday! It was a great time had by all! And the cake competition did not disappoint! Your teams have really bumped up the level of competition and creativity for this event and everyone loved it! For those of you who missed it, here's a recap of all of the winners that were announced:

Sportsmanship Award:
Southwest Airlines
The Beck Group

Spirit Award:
L3 Communications
Texas Capital Bank
Ebby Halliday
Pioneer Natural Resources

T-Shirt Contest:
Division A - BlueCross BlueShield of Texas & Southwest Airlines
Division AA - City of Richardson
Division B - ISN
Division BB - Hilton
Division C - Flexjet
Division D - Availity
Division E - KBM Group

Cake Contest:
Division A - HP
Division AA - MedAssetts
Division B - UT Dallas
Division BB - ViewPoint Bank
Division C - Texas Capital Bank
Division D - Kosmos
Division E - Mustang Technology Group
Grand Prize Winner - Kosmos

Raffle Winners:
Amanda Varenhorst. from Viewpoint Bank
Chris Gonzales from Ebby Halliday
Grand Prize Winner is George Eley of Markit

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Please ask your teams to take some time to fill out an evaluation to assist us in improving the games! http://www.quickscores.com/cc/EvaluateMenu.php?Year=2013 The Board will meet to download the event towards the end of the year and they look forward to hearing the good - and even the not so good.

And coming up:
Off-Season Corporate Challenge!! Look for details on leagues, tournaments and a few social outings! And don't forget, the competition doesn't always have to take place during a Corporate Challenge event! An exciting addition to our Corporate Recreation program this year will be the addition of an entry category for the Richardson Christmas Parade! It'll be such a fun way to celebrate the holidays with your Corporate Challenge team competing against each other for the BEST Christmas Parade float! Check it out and get your entry forms and entry fee of new, unwrapped toys to our Community Events Office by November 27th! We can't wait to see what each of your teams bring to this annual City event! Download your entry form here: www.cor.net/christmasparade. The 42nd Annual Richardson Christmas Parade benefits The Network of Community Ministries with all of the entry fees and toys collected.