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April 24, 2016

New Corporate Games Tap Competitive

Spirit in the Workplace


State Games, Mud Run to Reward Participation by Employees and Spouses

A new program offered by WorkWell and the Nebraska Sports Council (NSC) will reward companies for their employees’ participation in the Cornhusker State Games and NSC Mud Run. The Nebraska Corporate Games is now open for registration at NeCorporateGames.com.

Traveling trophies and company plaques will be awarded in three divisions based on number of employees.  Besides total participation, awards will be offered for medal counts and representation in the most different events. The Nebraska Sports Council will track participation and host a leaderboard throughout the events.  Awards will be presented at the NSC Awards Banquet in October.

“The Corporate Games encourage and enable teamwork, company pride and corporate wellness through healthy competition,” said NSC Executive Director Dave Mlnarik.

The Cornhusker State Games take place July 15-24 and the Mud Run is Aug. 20.  Mlnarik said NSC and WorkWell leaders believe the variety of sports in the Games and the fun, but challenging nature of the Mud Run, provide a great backdrop for the Corporate Games.

“WorkWell is proud to promote the Corporate Games as a fun and effective activation tool for our members’ wellness programs,” said Tonya Vyhlidal, WorkWell Director at the Nebraska Safety Council. 

There is no cost for companies to register and compete, however the individual events each have an entry fee related to the cost of the competition.  The average entry fee in the Cornhusker State Games is around $30, and each participant receives a shirt and CSG Super Pass which includes a free meal and admission to the Opening Ceremonies on July 15.  The discount deadline for registration in the Cornhusker State Games is June 1.  The fee for the Mud Run is $35 until July 1, when the price increases $5.

Companies also have the option of subsidizing all or part of event entry fees.  Upon registration, companies receive a code for employees to use for registration.  The code allows for subsidies and tracking for awards.

WorkWell is a division of the Nebraska Safety Council, whose mission is to provide leadership and resources to promote a safe and healthy environment in the workplace and community.  The Nebraska Sports Council exists to promote healthy lifestyles through quality competition for athletes of all ages and abilities.

April 24, 2016 - A new program offered by WorkWell and the Nebraska Sports Council (NSC) will reward companies for their employees’ participation in the Cornhusker State Games and NSC Mud Run. The Nebraska Corporate Games is now open for registration at NeCorporateGames.com.
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