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Corporate Challenge Team Manual

WHAT IS THE CLEVELAND CORPORATE CHALLENGE?

The Cleveland Corporate Challenge is a corporate athletic competition promoting employee wellness, company camaraderie, and business networking while helping local charities. Our events foster a team-building atmosphere that is sure to bring employees closer together, while improving their overall well-being. This is a great way to not only discover and network with local companies, but to also to learn WHO they are.

Compete for personalized prizes and awards, and designate your team charity to compete for a donation to be made on your behalf! It's time to Get Outta the Office and Into the Games, and start making memories the office will be sure to appreciate.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum age is 18
  • You must be an employee or a spouse/significant others of an employee
    to compete
  • Employee is defined as full time, part time, temp, or intern
  • Please Note: If your company and your spouse/significant others company is participating in the Corporate Challenge, you must play ONLY for your company.
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
  • Corporate Cup – Entry for one team in all Corporate Cup events.
  • Independent – Participation in select events.

Companies can enter multiple teams in the Corporate Cup Division, as well as, enter additional teams in particular events that have a strong demand.

COMPANY SIZE

16 team divisions will be determined by company size. Final division placement of the company is at the Cleveland Corporate Challenge Directors discretion. Your company will be informed of what division it will be in when you registration is processed. Any questions please contact Dominic Tremaglio at DTremaglio@hermescleveland.com.

ENTRY FEE

Corporate Cup (participation in all events)

  • Corporate Cup Early Registration Fee (by May 1, 2017): $1600
  • Corporate Cup Late Registration Fee (May 1 - May 29, 2017): $1750
  • Registration Deadline for the Corporate Cup: May 29, 2017

Independent or Additional Teams – please see event pages or official entry form for fees.

Checks to be made payable to: Hermes Sports & Events.

The rate to participate in the Cleveland Corporate Challenge, Corporate Cup Division, is a one-time fee and includes participation in the captains meeting, parties, & 1 team in all events. Teams in the Corporate Cup Division will accumulate points in the overall standings for the Corporate Cup. The registration fee is not refundable. (If there is an event you cannot field a team in, it will not adversely affect you other than the loss of a participation point for the event.)

When an event is cancelled due to weather conditions or unseen/unavoidable situations, the Cleveland Corporate Challenge will try and reschedule those events at the same location at a later date within the time frame of the Cleveland Corporate Challenge dates, subjected to field availability. If the scheduled field locations is not available for future dates, then the Cleveland Corporate Challenge will attempt to secure other venues. If the events cannot be rescheduled because of inclement weather and/or venue availability, those events will not be rescheduled.

THE COMPANY COORDINATOR
    • Serves as liason between company and the Corporate Challenge Office.
    • Selects Team Captains

THE TEAM CAPTAIN
  • Prepares the team to play.
  • Secures practice times.
  • Coordinates practices with individual work schedules.
  • Assures that the team is on time for each game.
  • Checks in at the check-in table the day of the event.
  • Handles the company registration and participant waiver forms.
CORPORATE CUP POINTS

Points will be awarded to those teams entering the Corporate Cup and not for Independent or Additional teams.

Independent and Additional teams are eligible for awards issued for the individual events only.

Scoring System

Mini Golf, Pop-A-Shot, Skeeball, 10K Relay, Bowling, Obstacle Course & Footgolf (Non-Elimination Events)

1st place – 10 points
2nd place – 8 points
3rd place – 6 points
4th place – 4 points
5th place – 3 points
6th place – 2 points
1 for participation

Cornhole, Kickball, Sand Volleyball, Softball, & Tug of War (Double Elimination Events)

1st place – 10 points
2nd place – 8 points
3rd place – 6 points
4th place – 4 points

If you win only 2 games and don’t place – 3 points
If you win only 1 game – 2 points
If you don’t win a game – 1 point
A forfeit is counted as a win.

INDEPENDENT DIVISION

Any company can enter an individual team in the Independent Division. Corporate Cup teams may add additional company teams in the independent division. Your team will be placed in a division of Independent teams only.

All Events Except Tug of War
All teams, no matter the company size, that are in the Independent Division (not Corporate Cup), will compete in the same division.

These sports will be contested on the same dates of competition as listed in the entry material. Teams will be grouped together into a division of all independent teams. Independent teams are limited, as soon as all spots are filled we will sell out.

Independent Refund
If there are five (5), or less, teams that are scheduled to play any Independent event, the event will be cancelled and the teams will be issued a refund. If there are six (6), or more, teams that are scheduled for the independent division, teams will be consulted about continued participation in the event.

Tug of War
There is NO independent division for this event.

EVENT AWARDS
  • The top 3 teams in each event receive an award for their achievements.
  • The top 3 companies in each division competing for the Corporate Cup
    will have a donation made on their behalf to the charity of their choice.
  • The winners of each division will have their name engraved on the Corporate
    Cup.
CHARITY

The official charity of the Cleveland Corporate Challenge is the Jennifer Ferchill Foundation.

Each company entering the Corporate Cup Division will be able to pick
the charity of their choice to compete for. The top 3 places in each division will have a donation made in their name to the charity of their choosing!