As the world’s largest sports organization, Special Olympics looks to transform lives through the joy of sport, every day and everywhere. In support of Special Olympics’ mission, Layered Tech’s Kansas City office is thrilled to be competing in and volunteering for the 2012 Kansas City Corporate Challenge, April 27-June 30.
For 33 years, the Kansas City Corporate Challenge has provided an event featuring Olympic-type games to unite nearly 200 local businesses under a singular, charitable cause. During the two-month challenge, companies have the opportunity to compete in 30 sporting events, network and promote teamwork among employees. In addition, participating companies volunteer at the events – with more than 20,000 participants and 30 different events, the Corporate Challenge would not be successful without the 1,300+ dedicated volunteers.
We have already shared some fun times with fellow employees and other local companies at this year’s Corporate Challenge. At the kick-off party on April 27, Layered Tech participated in the one-mile walk and then grilled up some Kansas City-style barbeque at the all-company tailgate at Truman Sports Complex, home to both the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals. The photos you see are from the tailgate and walk – good food, good people and a great time! (View more photos on Facebook)
After the kick-off party, our Kansas City office immediately began gearing up for some friendly competition with other local businesses. This year, Layered Tech employees are participating in nearly all of the events, some of which include:
- Three-on-three basketball
- Disc golf
- Flag football
- Table tennis
- Weight lifting
In addition to the camaraderie, fellowship and fitness generated by the Corporate Challenge, we are excited to further our mission of giving back to the community and staying involved in charitable organizations. Throughout the year, Layered Tech is committed to participating in charitable functions, including food drives, clothing drives and special events like the Corporate Challenge. We believe it is important to realize that charities’ needs for support don’t stop when various events or fundraisers conclude; they need volunteers and donations year-round.
How You Can Help
All year long, Special Olympics provides sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Through these activities, Special Olympics hopes to give participants continued opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing gifts, skills and friendship with others.
The 2012 Kansas City Corporate Challenge benefits the Kansas City Metro division of Special Olympics Missouri, but there are Special Olympics chapters across the globe, so check online for a chapter near you. Whether you choose to coach, volunteer or donate, Special Olympics Missouri and all of Special Olympics’ locations throughout more than 170 countries need consistent, year-round support.
Now, let the games begin!