2017 Westlake Corporate Challenge Strengthens Fitness, Corporate Relationships

Team Registration Deadline is Friday, June 16, 2017

The City of Westlake invites businesses located in the city to compete in the 2017 Corporate Challenge from Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4. The team to accumulate the most points from more than 20 events over the course of the week will take home the coveted first place trophy.

“For 11 years, the Corporate Challenge has been a healthy way for local companies and their employees to stay active in our community,” said Bob DeMinico, Director of Recreation. “The events provide an opportunity for businesses to foster employee interaction, morale, pride, health and wellness, team building, sportsmanship, and fun. We hope that every company in the city can join us!”

2016 Corporate Challenge

He added that the friendly competition also allows companies to network with one another, potentially forming valuable business connections and relationships. The events will be held at the Westlake Recreation Center, Q-Lab Corporation, Dave & Busters, Bay Lanes, Meadowood Golf Course, and Westlake Center for Community Services.

Athletes, non-athletes, and everyone in between are encouraged to participate. Points are awarded for donating blood at a blood drive, baking cookies, “Pack the Backpack” school supplies collection or creating a banner for the theme “Hometown Heroes!” Sporting activities include running or water-based relay races, volleyball, bowling, golf, cornhole, bocce ball, and a family fun walk. “Family Feud,” Pictionary®, “Texas Hold’em,” skee ball, and air hockey test other skills.

2016 Corporate Challenge

In 2016, the scores were close but UH St. John Medical Center took to the winner’s circle with great effort by Applied Companies, City of Westlake, ECHO Health, Inc., Q-Lab Corporation, Western Enterprises and West Shore Bar Association.

Companies can register their team by calling Bob DeMinico at 440-808-5700 by Friday, June 16, 2017. Find details in the Team Captains Packet at www.cityofwestlake.org/Corporate-Challenge.

About the Westlake Recreation Department

The City of Westlake’s Recreation Department provides quality leisure programs, special events, facilities and services throughout the year that enrich the lives of the Recreation Center’s 10,000 members and the residents, corporate community, and visitors to Westlake and surrounding communities. In addition to the 601,200 visits to the Recreation Center in 2016, 17,500 visits were made to Peterson Pool, 15,700 rounds of golf were played at Meadowood Golf Course and thousands more utilized the city’s 5 public parks. The department also hosts many events open to the public including the Easter Egg Hunt, Community Safety and Wellness Fair, Summer Concert Series, July 4th Celebration and Fireworks, Fall Festival and Pumpkin Hunt. The department also manages the rental of various rooms at their facilities. Learn more about the department at www.cityofwestlake.org/Recreation.

About the City of Westlake

The City of Westlake, Ohio is located on 15.97 square miles in the western edge of Cuyahoga County, approximately one mile south of the southern shore of Lake Erie and founded in 1811. It’s more than 32,000 citizens, vibrant businesses, and many visitors enjoy outstanding restaurants and shopping including Crocker Park, scenic parks and recreational areas, a highly rated school system, college campuses, and exceptional city services and safety forces. The city’s largest employers include Hyland Software, American Greetings, Equity Trust, Nordson Corporation, TravelCenters of America, USG Interiors, and Q-Lab. University Hospitals St. John Medical Center and satellite operations for Cleveland Clinic Health System and University Hospital Health Care System are also located in the city. Westlake’s location provides easy access to most of Northeast Ohio via I-90 and I-480 and beyond with a short ride to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Learn more about us at www.cityofwestlake.org/.

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