Company Registration is Now Open for the 2019 Des Moines Corporate Games
DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 3, 2018 — The fourth annual Des Moines Corporate Games (DMCG), a program of the Iowa Games, will be held June 1 – July 31, 2019. Companies can now register to secure their spot in this annual event.
Company pride, corporate wellness and team-building are all benefits for companies participating in the Des Moines Corporate Games.
“The Des Moines Corporate Games has grown tremendously over the first three years, and we fully expect that trend to continue,” said Chuck Long, CEO of the Des Moines Corporate Games. “I encourage companies to register early to guarantee their spot.”
In 2017, 61 companies and nearly 9,000 employees participated in the Games. Due to the expected growth, a limit of 80 companies has been set for the 2019 competition. This ensures the best experience possible for those participating.
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.
"The Des Moines Corporate Games bring local businesses and other organizations together to support health and wellness," said Jay Byers, CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. "The Games promote teamwork and an active lifestyle, and help make workplaces in our region more attractive for talented people."
Entry fees, paid by the participating company, are based on the number of people employed in the Des Moines area. Employees do not pay to participate in DMCG 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 Corteva Agriscience, Berkley Technology Services, IMT Insurance, and McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C.
For more information or to register a company, visit dmcorporategames.org.
About the Corporate Games
The Des Moines Corporate Games is a project of the Iowa Sports Foundation and the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The company-based competition, starting June 1 and ending July 31, enables and supports teamwork, company pride and corporate wellness through healthy competition. There are 25 activities that include both competitive and non-competitive events. All events are held in the evenings and on weekends. Additional metro partners included area parks and recreation departments, Drake University, and the YMCA of Greater Des Moines. To learn more visit dmcorporategames.org.
About the Iowa Sports Foundation
The Iowa Sports Foundation (ISF) is a nonprofit organization that helps develop amateur sports in Iowa and promote positive lifestyles and physical fitness through athletic events and health initiatives. The five pillars of the ISF include the Iowa Games, Live Healthy Iowa, Adaptive Sports Iowa, Iowa Senior Games, and Iowa Corporate Games. To learn more visit iowasportsfoundation.org.
About the Greater Des Moines Partnership
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 340 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.