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WHAT IS THE AKRON CORPORATE CHALLANGE?

The Akron 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

The Akron Corporate Challenge is open to organizations of all sizes and industries. Companies participate by sending a team of employees to each event to compete in the tournament.

  • Minimum age is 18
  • Company teams are made up of the EMPLOYEES of the organization
  • Employee is defined as full time, part time, temp, or intern
  • Please Note: Players may represent ONE TEAM ONLY on any given event day.
  • Spousal Approval Rule:
    • Companies are encouraged to comprise their teams of employees to maintain the integrity of corporate wellness and a team building atmosphere.
    • Should your captain struggle to find players, spouses and significant others of employees are eligible to compete on your behalf. (Husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, ONLY)
CORPORATE CUP or INDEPENDENT
  • Corporate Cup – Entry for one team in all Corporate Cup events.
    • By entering your company into the Corporate Cup, you are entering one team into each of the events offered in the Corporate Cup Schedule. These teams will compete in an assigned division, based on company size, and will receive a point value based on their performance in each event. These point totals will be kept on the SCOREBOARD, throughout the season.
  • Independent Division– Participation in selected events.
    • By entering your company into the Independent Division, you are entering one (1) team into the specific event selected. This division will compete separate from the Corporate Cup teams, but will compete in the same format and style of event.
    • Independent Teams are for companies who would like to place additional teams in a specific event with high demand, OR, for companies who would only like to participate in just one, or a few, of the events.
    • Independent Teams may be purchased along with the Corporate Cup, but DO NOT earn points toward your Corporate Cup total.
CORPORATE CUP (Division Selection)

For those participating in the CORPORATE CUP, 16 team divisions will be determined based on company size (number of employees). Final division placement of the company is at the Akron 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.

NEW for 2020
Each division will be capped at 16 teams. Teams will be assigned divisions based on date of registration. If your desired division is capped by the date of your registration, your company will be placed in the division that most closely matches your employee count.

Division breakdown estimates are as follows:

Division 1 TBD
Division 2 TBD
Independent Division Company Size N/A, Division will consist of all teams who registered an Independent Team.
CORPORATE CUP (Scoring)

Points will be awarded to teams in the Corporate Cup Division as follows. Points will be tracked on the OVERALL SCOREBOARD.

Non-Elimination Events
Mini Golf, 10K Relay, Bowling, Obstacle Course, Footgolf & 1 Mile Fun Walk.

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

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

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.

REGISTRATION

Corporate Cup (participation in all events)

  • Corporate Cup Early Registration Fee (by April 15, 2020) - $1500
  • Corporate Cup Late Registration Fee (April 15 - May 15, 2020) - $1700
  • Registration Deadline for the Corporate Cup: May 15,2020

Independent or Additional Teams – please see Registration page for individual event pricing.

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

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON REGISTRATION!

The rate to participate in the Akron Corporate Challenge, Corporate Cup Division, is a one-time fee and includes participation in the Captains Meeting, Closing Party, & 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 Akron Corporate Challenge will try and reschedule those events at the same location at a later date within the time frame of the Akron Corporate Challenge dates, subjected to venue availability. If the scheduled field locations is not available for future dates, then the Akron 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

The Company Coordinator is the main link between the participating company, and the Corporate Challenge Office.

Here are some responsibilities of the Company Coordinator:

  • Complete Company Registration
    • Visit the Registration page to review 3 registration options.
  • Gauge Company Interest
    • Each event requires a certain number of players to field a team. By gauging the interest of employees at your company, you can then use this information to register for the correct events. (The largest team size is 10 players)
  • Select Team Captains
    • Selecting a captain for each team that you have registered will help you to spread the responsibility around. The Team Captain responsibilities are listed on the next slide.
  • Schedule a JumpStart Meeting!
    • Need help gathering interest or sharing information? Schedule a JumpStart Meeting and bring the Corporate Challenge team to your office! We'll work with you to create a custom meeting dedicated to getting your company ready for the upcoming Corporate Challenge season! Click HERE to submit a request!
  • Attend the Captains Meeting
    • Prior to the start of each season, we will host Company Coordinators for a short informational presentation on the upcoming season. More information below...
  • Spread the word!
THE TEAM CAPTAIN

The Team Captain assists the Company Coordinator in leading the team through a particular event.

Here are some responsibilities of the Team Captain:

  • Recruits team members (correct number of males/females required)
  • Communicate Bracket Schedule for the event to teammates.
  • Communicate Rules of Play for the event to teammates.
  • Communicate Practice Opportunities for the event to teammates.
  • Assures that the team is on time for each game.
  • Checks in at the check-in table the day of the event.
  • Ensures waiver is signed by all participants before the start of the event.
THE EVENTS (What to expect)

Event Schedule

The EVENTS page lists all of the events available in the current Corporate Challenge season. Each event page lists the date, time, location, format and rules of each event. Your team is only scheduled to compete on the day/time that your division is listed on the event page.

The EXACT schedule for each event will be posted to the event page in bracket form. Please review this schedule prior to each event.

Event Day

At the start of each event, each member of your team must check-in by completing a Waiver of Participation. This waiver will be available on-site for your team to sign individually, or you can print a copy of the waiver from the link at the top of this page, and bring a completed version to the event. CHECK-IN MUST BE COMPLETE PRIOR TO FIRST GAME, PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY.

COMPANY CHALLENGES

Company Challenges offer even more ways to win an award!

The Company Challenge competitions occur separately from the Corporate Cup, and offer a way to keep employees engaged in the Challenge outside of the actual events!

Company Challenges do not accumulate points toward your Corporate Cup Score, but each category will be awarded with a unique, engraved trophy!

Check out the award categories and rules on the COMPANY CHALLENGES page.

VOLUNTEERING

Help earn points for your team by volunteering to help at the Akron Corporate Challenge!

Two points will be awarded for each volunteer who assists with the Games. Your company will be allowed up to 10 volunteer points.

To sign-up to volunteer and receive your points, visit the VOLUNTEER page.

TROPHIES & AWARDS

Corporate Cup Division

  • Top 3 Teams in each EVENT earn a customized commemorative plaque award!
  • Top 3 Teams in each DIVISION at the end of the season, earn an engraved cup-style trophy & donation to be made to the charity of their choice, on their behalf!

Independent Division

  • Top 3 Teams in each EVENT earn a customized commemorative plaque award!

Company Challenges

  • Winners for each Company Challenge category will receive and engraved acrylic trophy!
CHARITY

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

CAPTAINS MEETING

Prior to the start of each new Corporate Challenge season, we will host Company Coordinators for a short informational presentation to go over the upcoming season.

We will breakdown the schedule, rule updates, how-to's, and best practices for companies and answer any questions you may have about competing.

Attendance for this meeting is NOT REQUIRED.

Details about this event, and a recap of the meeting will be posted to the CAPTAINS MEETING page.

CLOSING PARTY

At the end of each season, Corporate Challenge participants from all companies are invited to attend our Closing/Awards Party!

Celebrate with your teammates as we announce the winners of each award category and remember the season that was!

Details about the event will be posted to the CLOSING PARTY page.