YPC to the Rescue!
On June 13, the Young Professionals Connection (YPC) hosted the superheroes-themed Golden Circle Games at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Hundreds of contestants, making up 95 teams, converged at the Games to compete in a number of team-based events. The Games provide the Greater Des Moines (DSM) community with a unique, off-site, team-building forum in a safe and festive environment. By joining the occasion of the Games with a solid charitable aspect, business leaders could feel great about their associates leaving the office for a day to build camaraderie, solidify working relationships, and network with other local businesses. This year’s focus on school supplies yielded over 15 boxes of supplies; hundreds of individual items to be donated to two local non-profit organizations.
Ties to the Des Moines Business Community
Represented at the Games was a cross-section of the business community: from manufacturing to nonprofit, recent college-grads to tenured employees, associates and supervisors, blue-collar to white-collar, all walks of life. Teams were dependent upon both their individual abilities and one another to succeed in their physical contests. Creativity, boldness, and flair were a must to contend for the best-costume contest. The Games draw together a diverse blend of volunteerism, community-involvement, competition and fun.
Young Professionals Connection (YPC)
The Young Professionals Connection (YPC) promotes an environment that attracts and retains young professionals in Greater Des Moines (DSM). YPC connects young professionals to each other and to the community through social, civic, charitable and professional development endeavors. YPC members have unique opportunities to grow personally and professionally and forge lasting relationships. They engage, connect and form a foundation for their future in DSM. YPC is an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership.