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DFW-Area Companies Kick off 17th Annual Corporate Challenge With Ceremonial Torch-Lighting in Richardson
Posted Date: 8/6/2014

The 17th annual Richardson Corporate Challenge, a 10-week, Olympic-style competition, will start Friday, August 15, at Galatyn Plaza with a much-anticipated opening ceremony.

More than 2,500 employees from 55 DFW-area corporations and other organizations will participate in the ceremony, along with athletes from Special Olympics Texas, the Corporate Challenge’s beneficiary. The event features a torch-lighting, a parade of Special Olympians, the Richardson Firefighter and Police Department Honor Guards, a one-mile “Great Walk,” team tailgate parties in corporate tents and great music.

Friday, August 15, 2014
6:00 p.m. Welcome from Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka
6:15 p.m. Presentation of Colors/National Anthem
6:25 p.m. Special Athlete Parade
6:45 p.m. Lighting of the Torch

Galatyn Plaza, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, Texas
Adjacent to the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts and the DART Galatyn Park Station (media parking available in the North Garage, just south of Lookout Drive, or on Plaza Drive in front of the Eisemann Center)

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The Richardson Corporate Challenge is held from mid-August until mid-October and includes competitions in 24 events ranging from athletic sports such as softball, basketball and flag football, to non-athletic contests such as darts, billiards and miniature golf. More than 50 DFW-area companies are slated to participate in the Olympic-style corporate competition, which raises funds for Special Olympics Texas, the event’s beneficiary since its inception.

The Richardson Corporate Challenge is the only one of its kind in Texas, and is believed to be one of the three largest multi-day Corporate Challenge events in the U.S. Since the program’s inception in 1998, the event has raised more than $1.4 million for Special Olympics Texas and its programs across the region.

A full schedule of activities and events may be found online at