2019 Brings 22nd Annual Westchase District Corporate Challenge
On Friday, March 29th, we’ll bring back the ever-popular Westchase District Corporate Challenge for a 22nd time. This “field day for adults” was conceived in 1997 as a way to bring Westchase District businesses together for a day of fun, networking and corporate team-building. Over the years, it has grown into a highly-competitive event that sells out every year, while generating thousands of dollars for area charities.
“It’s a thrill to see how this event has grown over the years,” said Dave Gilkeson, Westchase District’s chief operating officer, who organized the event in its early years. “In our first year, the event featured a handful of teams, we presented the awards at the end of the day and raised just over a thousand dollars for charity. More recently, the event sells out at 60 teams. We present the awards at a hosted award lunch and typically raise between $12,000 and $18,000 for charity.”
No Serious Athletics, Just Serious Fun
Teams consist of four-to-six persons (co-ed) and compete in six different athletic events. In recent years, the competition has featured a Soccer Kick, NBA 2-ball, Dodgeball, Briefcase Relay, Football Toss, Pickle Ball, a putting contest and even a game based on the “Hungry Hippo” game. “Last year we added a game for ‘mathletes’ which we called Crack the Code,” said Sherry Fox, Westchase District’s VP of communications. “We’re constantly changing up the games or modifying the rules to keep the event fresh.”
Summer Camp and Charitable Support
“Our team fees are only $300,” noted Fox. “We keep our fees low so that any Westchase District business of any size can participate. Some companies enter multiple teams. They may enjoy some friendly, internal competition or host teams from different divisions within the company to participate in a day of team-building.”
Major Sponsorships are available for $850. These sponsors enjoy a higher level of recognition at the event. “We’re especially grateful to the major sponsors and our Title Sponsor, because those sponsorship dollars allow us to make a generous contribution to charity at the end of the day,” added Fox.
Since 1998, the Westchase District’s Corporate Challenge has raised more than $263,000 for area charities, including Quillian Center’s summer day camps. The money is distributed by Westchase District Community Fund.
2018 Corporate Challenge Results
Date: Friday, March 29th, 2018
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Rain date: April 5)
Location: Quillian Recreation Center
10570 Westpark Drive
Houston, TX 77042
Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!
2018 Major Sponsors