How to Join

So you want to take the Challenge? Game On!

Over the past few years the City of Richardson Corporate Challenge has been full with 54 teams. We do have an active waiting list for companies to get involved in the Challenge! Therefore, you will need to contact our Corporate Recreation Manger, Hannah Meek at hannah.meek@cor.gov of 972-744-4585 to get added to our growing waiting list. We would love to hear from you!

The Corporate Challenge is a 10 week Olympic style event where companies of similar size compete against one another in various events. The goal of the Challenge is to promote teamwork, company pride and corporate wellness all through healthy competition!

We aren't set up to offer the events a la carte - so if you are looking to just compete in a few events, this may not be the event for you. The idea of the Corporate Challenge is to have as many of your employees participate over the course of the 10 weeks, to meet other in your company, develop a sense of camaraderie, network with other organizations and look forward to coming to work then play!

It's not ALL just about the games, there is a philanthropic component to the Corporate Challenge. Our charity of choice is Special Olympics Texas, all companies are required to raise a minimum of $1,000 for this wonderful organization. In 2017 The Richardson Corporate Challenge was recognized as an official partner and sponsor of Special Olympics Texas, we are proud to have contributed over $2.25 million to this wonderful organization.

If you are still interested, let's take the necessary steps to get your company in on the fun!

Step 1: Contact Us!

Check out our guide to “What is the Richardson Corporate Challenge” HERE!

Give us a chance to answer any questions, walk you through our website and give you a glimpse of how the show runs. If you need us to make a presentation to your decision makers, we’re happy to do that as well.

Contact our Corporate Recreation Manger for more information! Hannah Meek a call at 972.744.4585 or shoot her an email at hannah.meek@cor.gov

Step 2: Budget for the Games

Registration fees are based on your overall company size. This means the number of employees can participate in the Corporate Challenge. Currently registration for a company with 350 or more employees is $2,700, registration for a company with 350 or less employees is $2,200.

Please note: registrations fees are subject to change, please contact the games office for more information.

Registration fees cover the cost of your participation in all Corporate Challenge events, a 10x10 tent at the Opening Ceremony, as well as your logo on the promotional poster produced at the onset of the games.

Additional expenses may include team t-shirts, practice times, catering for your company at Opening Ceremony and a suggested giving goal for the year.

Step 3: Identify a Company Coordinator (or two)

For new companies we recommend having at least 2 Company Coordinators to help with the work load that comes with being the main person of contact between your company’s employees and the games office. The person (or persons) will serve as the liaison between your company and our games staff. Monthly company coordinator meetings begin in April to provide you with tons of valuable information on how to make this event the best it can be for your company.

Step 4: Start talking it up!

We have a list of Corporate Challenge Ambassadors who have been involved with Corporate Challenge for many years, the Ambassadors are here to help new companies make it through the first year!

You will begin talking up the games with your company, get everyone excited and ready to go! A best practice is to recruit people to become team captains for each event so you as the Company Coordinator has a liaison between you and each individual event! Utilize those players who are passionate about various events and give them the opportunity to be a leader!

It is important to establish those teams captains and coaches early so they can begin recruiting team members and get the excitement going!

24 events over 10 weeks you can’t do it all alone make sure to build your team up!

Find our Corporate Challenge Ambassadors HERE!