QUAD CITIES (December 1, 2020) — The inaugural Quad Cities Corporate Games (QCCG), a project of the Iowa Sports Foundation in partnership with Visit Quad Cities and the Davenport Parks and Recreation Department, will be held June 1-July 31, 2021. Companies can now register to secure their spot in this annual event.
Company pride, corporate wellness, employee engagement. and team-building are all benefits for companies on both sides of the Mississippi River participating in the bi-state Quad Cities Corporate Games.
"We are thrilled to launch the Quad Cities Corporate Games with our partners at the Iowa Sports Foundation (ISF)," said Dave Herrell, President and CEO, Visit Quad Cities. "We have had a long-standing relationship with ISF and look forward to activating and engaging our regional business community with this incredible platform that supports health, wellness, teamwork, and a positive spirit of competition. The Corporate Games has been successful in other Iowa markets and we are confident that this event will deliver for the Quad Cities regional destination as well as continue to build civic and corporate pride."
Founded in 2016, the Des Moines Corporate Games has grown to include over 70 companies and nearly 15,000 participants in central Iowa. The Corridor Corporate Games, established in 2019, has also seen early success with over 30 companies and over 4,000 participants in the second year in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area. Even through the COVID-19 pandemic, participation has remained steady with virtual events taking place when gathering in-person wasn't possible.
The Quad Cities Corporate Games will follow a similar model. Employees have the opportunity to take part in more than 20 different events during the months of June and July. All in-person events are held in the evenings and on weekends. Events range from competitive team sports to non-competitive participation activities. Virtual challenges are also available that can be completed at the employees' worksites or homes.
"The Corporate Games model has had great success in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area with the Corridor Corporate Games. We believe the same format will also be an excellent fit for the Quad Cities area," said Chuck Long, CEO of the Iowa Sports Foundation. "The Quad Cities Corporate Games will be a great way for local businesses and organizations to support health and wellness through a friendly competition."
Entry fees, paid by the participating company, are based on the number of people employed in the Quad Cities area. Employees do not pay to participate in QCCG sports and events.
Participating companies are split into divisions based on general company size. Points are awarded throughout the competition based on sport/event placing, participation and volunteerism. The top companies in each division will receive recognition, with the winning company in each division receiving the coveted Corporate Games Cup.
Registration will take place through March 1, 2021 and is limited to the first 50 companies. For more information or to register a company, visit https://qccorporategames.org/.
About the Corporate Games
The Quad Cities Corporate Games is a project of the Iowa Sports Foundation in partnership with Visit Quad Cities and the Davenport Parks and Recreation Department. The company-based competition, starting June 1 and ending July 31, enables and supports teamwork, company pride, and corporate wellness through healthy competition. There are more than 20 activities that include both competitive and non-competitive events. Additional metro partners include Bettendorf, Moline, and Rock Island Parks and Recreation Departments. To learn more visit https://qccorporategames.org/.
About the Iowa Sports Foundation
The Iowa Sports Foundation (ISF) is a non-profit organization that helps develop amateur sports in Iowa and promote positive lifestyles and physical fitness through athletic events and health initiatives. The five pillars of the ISF include the Iowa Games, Live Healthy Iowa, Adaptive Sports Iowa, Iowa Senior Games, and Iowa Corporate Games. To learn more visit https://www.iowasportsfoundation.org/.
About Visit Quad Cities
Founded in 1990, Visit Quad Cities is the official Destination Management and Marketing Organization (DMMO) for the region. Visit Quad Cities is a private 501(c)(6) non-profit engine charged with driving economic opportunity through tourism, building our authentic brand, telling and selling the Quad Cities story, and enhancing Quad-Citizens' quality of life and quality of place.
About Davenport Parks and Recreation
Covering 38 parks, three golf courses, and five facilities including Junior Theatre, Davenport Parks and Recreation delivers unique settings for fun and relaxation. With public programs that range from youth sports and adventure camps to swim and dance classes for adults, the department provides community members with a multitude of activities for all ages. Davenport Parks and Recreation helps the community grow by nurturing community members' interests, teaching new skills, and providing beautiful public spaces. For more information, visit http://davenportiowa.com/parks.