Marching strong: The parade of athletes form an overseas Corporate Games. *Photo supplied
Marching strong: The parade of athletes form an overseas Corporate Games. *Photo supplied

WEDNESDAY, SEP. 19: Over 70 companies have signed up for next month’s Bermuda Corporate Games.

It is the inaugural event for the Atlantic region of the Corporate Games.

Gemma Godfrey, COO from the Corporate Games headquarters, said: “This event is a fantastic opportunity for businesses in Bermuda to embrace sport and physical activity as part of corporate life. Instilled into the culture of business, sport is a great way to relieve stress, build strength and improve general wellbeing in the workforce, which in turn benefits both employees and employers in terms of a happier and healthier team.

“Everyone and anyone who can throw a basketball, hit a table tennis ball or have ever bowled, should not miss the chance to be part of a sporting legacy, which has now come to Bermuda.”

The Bermuda Corporate Games are slated for October 25-28, 2012.

The Games are open not only to businesses but charitable groups, organizations and other institutions.

Competitors will participate in one of 18 sports: badminton, basketball, netball, softball, tennis, rugby7’s, ball hockey, beach volleyball, golf, field hockey, sailing, squash, swimming, touch rugby, ten pin bowling, running, soccer and triathlon.

The cost to enter is $150 per competitor.

Restaurants, hairdressers, taxi drivers, police and fire services, the Bermuda regiment and local corner stores, are eligible to enter.

Individual participants begin competing on Friday, October 25 with teams and group participants competing on Saturday and Sunday.  The winners then progress into the final stages to compete for medals, points and corporate awards on Sunday, October 28th.  

Atlantic Region licensee, Suzie Pewter , president of the Whitfield Group Ltd., said:  “Getting support from larger companies is fantastic, but we really want the smaller companies to enter too as they can compete on a truly level playing field. 

“We have special Championship Divisions based on number of entries created to ensure that no matter the size of the team, there is a great chance for everyone to enter to win one of the prestigious sports awards of the Games and also take home a medal or two.  

“There are awards for the highest number of team members as well as awards for the teams generating the highest amount of points, generated over the Games weekend. With golf and sailing expected to sell out quickly, we are strongly urging companies, groups, organizations to register now to avoid disappointment as spaces in all 18 sporting categories are being booked up.”

To register for visit the website at www.bermudacorporategames.com and download an entry form or call 232-9999 for more details.