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Des Moines Corporate Games To Kick Off This Summer

February 18, 2016

The Iowa Games and Greater Des Moines Partnership are pleased to announce that the inaugural Des Moines Corporate Games will take place throughout the metro this summer from June 1 through July 31. The program will enable and support teamwork, company pride, volunteerism and physical fitness through healthy competition.

The Corporate Games will serve as a friendly competition between companies and organizations in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Companies will be grouped in divisions with similar-sized companies, and will earn points based on event participation, placing and volunteerism. The winners of each division will be recognized at an awards celebration at the Iowa State Fair where the company will receive the Des Moines Corporate Games traveling trophy.

 “We expect this to be a community-wide wellness initiative that will make all of our employees healthier and further promote an environment of teamwork throughout Greater Des Moines,” said Meg Schneider, Senior Vice President, Regional Business Development at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

"We're excited to team up with the Greater Des Moines Partnership in establishing the Des Moines Corporate Games," said Chuck Long, CEO and Executive Director of the Iowa Sports Foundation. "This collaboration brings an exciting new event to the area that promotes corporate team building and friendly competition, while encouraging Iowans to enjoy the health benefits of sports and recreation."

The Des Moines Corporate Games is open to any company, municipality or government agency or department in DSM. Participants must be a full or part-time employee, intern or retiree of the organization. Participants must be 18 years of age.

The Des Moines Corporate Games will offer a variety of sports and events, including basketball, golf, dodgeball, track and field, and yoga. For a full list of sports and events, visit DMCorporateGames.org. Company registration deadline is April 8.

Media inquiries should be directed to Sophia S. Ahmad at (515) 286-4919 or sahmad@DSMpartnership.com

About the Iowa Games

The mission of the Iowa Games is to provide sports and recreation opportunities for all Iowans through Olympic-style festivals, events and programs.

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 320 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.