Wednesday, September 9, 2015

EMC Utah & the 2015 Salt Lake Corporate Games

We've participated in the Salt Lake County Corporate Games for the last 3 years. But this year was the best! Here are our results:
  • Gold: 1
  • Silver: 7
  • Bronze: 4
We participated in 22 different events in total. We also had four 4th place finishes. Pretty impressive! In addition to these individual events we had the following overall results:
  • Overall points: 3rd place
  • Spirit award: 1st place
  • Heart & Soul award: There is only 1 for the entire games and we won it!

While the individual team accomplishments are stupendous, I'm particularly excited about the Spirit award and the Heart & Soul one. There were over 60 large companies participating in the games, but our involvement in additional activities like "EMC Gives Back" donations to Utah Food Bank and the Red Cross Blood Drive put us on top for Heart & Soul! And check out the categories for the Spirit award. They give an indication about the involvement of others outside of the teams competing directly in the events.

Spirit award categories:

  • Sportsmanship
  • Executive Challenge
  • Employee Volunteers
  • Showcase Showdown*
  • Nominations from other companies

Following is a list of the events we participated in:
  • 3 on 3 Basketball
  • Men's Bowling
  • Women's Bowling
  • Go-Kart
  • Golf
  • Mountain Bike
  • Poker
  • Rifle Shoot
  • Co-ed Soccer 1
  • Co-ed Soccer 2
  • Pistol Shoot
  • Softball Men's
  • Softball Co-ed
  • Trap Shoot
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball Men's
  • Volleyball Co-ed
  • Kickball
  • Trivia
  • City Chase
  • Mystery Event
  • Scavenger Hunt

EMC Soccer -  2015
EMC Rifle Shoot Team 2015

EMC Golf Team 2015
The games truly showed our desire to win and be excellent at everything we do. They also showed
our diversity, teamwork, fun-loving nature, and concern for each other and the community. Thank you to all who participated, supported and were involved in any way. In particular, I want to thank Windie Darrington, Patrick Lahey, Cary Demello, Chauna Sidwell, Abagail Williams, Stephanie Hills, Katherine Ankenbruck, and Leonardo Oliveira. They were awesome! I look forward to the next games! - VC

* Showcase Showdown is the opening day "ceremonies." We had a booth introducing EMC to all the other companies who compete. Our theme was Diversity. We had a cheer, games, and handed out STEM shirts to the kids who played the game.