Corporate Cup Challenge originated in 2009 but the planning was set in motion back in early 2008 by one man with a vision, Jess Carrasquillo. He assembled the right team of leaders from the community and the planning committee continues its efforts today. Throughout the competition, points are awarded to top finishers in each event and given gold, silver and bronze metals. As the event progresses, each company’s points are tallied and at the close of the event the company who earned the most points is awarded the Corporate Cup trophy. We also determine a spirit award winner, which is provided at the end of the CCC to the company who showed the most team spirit, professionalism, and sportsmanship. Not only is the Corporate Cup Challenge good for raising awareness for local not-for-profits, but it builds teamwork within the corporation, and provides a networking opportunity for all participants and volunteers.
Participants of the Corporate Cup Challenge are charged a $25.00 participation fee which provides them the ability to play in 2 events and gets them a t-shirt. CCC charges $5.00 for each additional event above the two (2) offered with registration. The participation fees and sponsorship dollars are the lifeblood of the Corporate Cup Challenge and affords the organization the opportunity to give the net proceeds of the event to the local charitable organizations selected for that years Challenge. In 2011, the selected beneficiaries were Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County and CareNet Pregnancy Centers of Indiana. In 2010, those local charities were Living Bread (a food pantry in Johnson County) and the Children’s Bureau of Indianapolis. In 2009, the charities to which proceeds were contributed were Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana and Special Olympics of Johnson County. It is our hope that the Corporate Cup Challenge will continue to grow as it has each year and even more money may be made available to assist local charitable organizations which positively impact our community.