Faculty, staff encouraged to represent KU in Kansas City Corporate Challenge

Event has numerous sporting, volunteer opportunities

You don’t have to be a student athlete to represent KU in Olympic-style events.

KU is once again taking part in the Kansas City Corporate Challenge, and all faculty and staff are eligible to compete in events including swimming, softball, bowling, darts, tug of war and many others.

Started in 1980, the Kansas City Corporate Challenge is an event that brings employees of companies from around the Kansas City area together in friendly competition. The Office of the Provost, Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Edwards Campus, Unclassified Senate and KU Medical Center are co-sponsoring KU’s participation to encourage wellness, build morale and promote KU in the Kansas City area. The sponsors have covered the registration fee for all events.

A complete list of events and information about the event’s mission are available at kccorporatechallenge.com. Individuals who do not wish to take part in an event can still be part of the challenge by volunteering. Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas, and KU will receive points for everyone who takes part, including event participants and volunteers.

Challenge events will be held in and around the Kansas City area on nights and weekends during May and June. Participants are not required to commit to the entire two months, and specific event dates are available at the organization’s website.

To sign up for an event, visit kccorporatechallenge.com and click on the “challenge manager” icon on the right side of the page. Users will need to create a profile by clicking on the link for “create profile.” Those who have previously created a profile will only need to update it and complete a new waiver. Individuals creating a new profile should select “University of Kansas” and enter the company password ku7632 when prompted, then complete an electronic waiver.

The deadline for 3 on 3 basketball, darts, disc golf, dodgeball, fishing, flag football, golf, pool, racquetball, 3 on 3 soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball and weightlifting is March 18. Deadline for other events is April 15.

Anyone interested in helping to coordinate KU’s participation or would like to be an event coordinator should e-mail benefits@ku.edu.

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