The YMCA’s 2nd Annual Corporate Cup Challenge wrapped up on Saturday, with four teams competing in the contest that began on Sept. 26.
The Corporate Cup Challenge is an event where local businesses compete against each other in an Olympic-style format of games that include three on three basketball, Texas Hole ‘Em poker, Tug-O-War and kickball.
“It’s to get people within the community involved together to meet new people,” Kurtis Bell, YMCA fitness director, said, “to get companies to have their employees get active and promote that healthy lifestyle.”
Requirements for entering the competition were that a team have between 20 and 40 participants. A free t-shirt was given to all team members who registered.
Last year, the 1st Annual Corporate Cup Challenge had four participants, including the City of Dodge, Ford County, Western Plains Medical Complex and the Dodge City Medical Center. This year’s competition also had four teams, with Maupin’s Truck Parts taking the place of the City of Dodge. Maupin’s Truck Parts won first place, taking home a gold trophy. Maupin’s had 26 participants. Each team that participated was given two weeks to use the YMCA for free.
“We signed up to promote a healthy workplace and build a stronger team,” Julie Tabor of Maupin’s Truck Parts said. “It was neat to see the different abilities of people that you see at work and see them excel in other activities. We really appreciate the YMCA for all their effort and bringing this event to our community.”