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Des Moines Corporate Games Returns in 2019

Corporate Games returns to DSM in 2019

November 7, 2018

The Des Moines Corporate Games is back for its fourth year in 2019, and interest in the company competition continues to grow. 

Sixty-one companies and nearly 9,000 employees participated in 2018.  A limit of 80 companies has been set for the 2019 competition, ensuring the best experience possible for those participating. 

Benefits of the Des Moines Corporate Games

Some of the many benefits of the Corporate Games include team-building, company pride and employee engagement. 

“The Corporate Games provides an opportunity for your team to make connections and build upon your culture in a fun and competitive setting,” Aureon Director of Business Development Matt Nuetzman told me.  “We have been a strong advocate of the Corporate Games and will continue to be in the future.”

Des Moines Corporate Games Events

Employees will have the opportunity to take part in 25 sports and events during the months of June and July.  All events are held in the evenings and on weekends.

Events range from competitive team sports to non-competitive participation activities, including online challenges that can be completed at the participants’ worksites. 

As Des Moines Corporate Games CEO Chuck Long says, recruiting and retaining employees is critical for success in today’s workplace and the Des Moines Corporate Games provides an excellent opportunity to engage employees, build camaraderie and create company pride.

Entry fees, paid by the participating company, are based on the number of people employed in Greater Des Moines (DSM).  Employees do not pay to participate in Corporate Games sports and events. 


Participating companies are split into divisions based on general company size. Points are awarded throughout the competition based on sport/event placing, participation and volunteerism. The top companies in each division will receive recognition, with the winning company in each division receiving the coveted Corporate Games Cup during the Iowa State Fair.

Division winners from 2018 include DuPont Pioneer (Corteva Agriscience), Berkley Technology Services, IMT Insurance and McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C.

Company registration begins Monday, Dec. 3.  Companies that participated in 2018 will be given an opportunity to register early. 

Named as the #1 Metro with the Most Community Pride by Gallup, Greater Des Moines (DSM) is the fastest growing metro in the Midwest. Learn more about what it’s like to live and work here.

Matt Beatty

Matt Beatty is chief operating officer at Iowa Sports Foundation. An Iowa State University graduate, Matt spent over 10 years in parks and recreation around the state before returning to Greater Des Moines (DSM). Matt and his wife, Wendy, live in Ankeny with their two beagles.