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New ‘Corporate Games’ event encourages healthy lifestyles


As part of an effort to support the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle, the Louisville Sports Commission has created a new health and wellness initiative designed to bring together employees from businesses and organizations across the Louisville and Southern Indiana region for a day of friendly competition and employee camaraderie.

The Corporate Games will be comprised of 15 events, some highly competitive and others geared toward participation to get people moving, along with activities that foster company spirit.

“Many companies support active lifestyles through corporate wellness programs, and the Corporate Games provides local businesses another opportunity to encourage and celebrate their employees’ efforts,” said LSC President and CEO Karl Schmitt. “The Corporate Games delivers a positive environment that encourages employee health and fitness, builds a sense of company spirit, and fosters teamwork and fun through participation.”

The inaugural Corporate Games will be held 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 3 on Kentucky Country Day’s campus in Louisville. Participation is open to full and part-time employees – and their spouses – of companies located in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties in Southern Indiana.

Each company team will compete within one of four divisions based upon that company’s total Louisville-area employment (full and part-time employees). Each company’s team roster can include as few as 15 participants or up to 100 participants.

In addition to the Participatory and Competitive events, there also will be an Adult Fun Zone that includes a Warm-Up Pit and Pro Football Combine Simulator. The Warm-Up Pit highlights “old school” exercises such as jumping jacks, windmills, knee bends and the one-legged cross. The Combine Simulator is comprised of a 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, standing broad jump, three-cone drill and shuttle run. Additional opportunities to get active include yoga, Zumba, boot camp, hopscotch and jump rope.

Employees who are not able to compete can participate through volunteer opportunities. Companies that provide at least five volunteers will receive points toward their teams’ overall scores. While it is intended that volunteer recruitment be focused on employees, family members are welcome to participate to support a company’s volunteer efforts.

For companies interested in receiving additional recognition during the Corporate Games, there are three sponsorship levels available. Each sponsorship includes team registration, as well additional benefits.

Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities or participation can contact Stephanie Chalko at (502) 736-3498 or [email protected].


Participatory Events:

• Wellness walk

• Football throw

• Field hockey shot

• Frisbee toss

• Basketball shootout

• Soccer kick

• Cornhole toss

• Parallel parking

Competitive Events:

• Softball home run derby

• Mile run

• Obstacle run

• Tug of war

• Tennis skills

• Dodge ball

• 3×3 basketball

Good Sports Activities:

• CEO selfie

• Sports equipment drive

• Food drive

• Team t-shirt contest

• Team tailgating contest

• Hopscotch drawing contest