Westlake's Corporate Challenge spurs friendly competition

Joe Paoletto of Alego Health competes in the 8-ball tournament event of the Westlake Corporate Challenge at Buckeye Lanes.

The City of Westlake recently wrapped up its annual Corporate Challenge, a week of sports, games and contests pitting Westlake companies against one another, all in good fun. Now in its eighth year, the challenge is organized by the Westlake recreation department.

Alego Health, Applied Companies, Echo Health, Equity Trust, Q-Lab, Rae-Ann Suburban, Western Enterprises and the City of Westlake participated in the weeklong competition. Twenty-six different events including cupcake decorating, sand volleyball, golf, 5K relay, bowling and cardboard boat races were held at various venues throughout the city. The championship trophy went to Q-Lab, an international provider of material durability testing with corporate headquarters on Canterbury Road.

Some employees discovered hidden talents – for things like skee-ball, putt-putt and bocce ball that they didn’t know they had. We are already talking about “next year”! 

Jerry Dabato from Western Enterprises echoed the thoughts of many: “Once again we had a successful Corporate Challenge. The challenge helps build intracompany relationships as well as giving employees the opportunity to meet people from other companies. Thanks to everyone at the Westlake Recreation Center for doing a great job putting it all together!”

Part of the challenge is for the companies to give back to the residents of Westlake. We are happy to report that we had exactly 100 units of blood donated to either Life Share or the American Red Cross. In addition we held a food drive that was our biggest one ever! There were 2,898 items and $473.50 donated to the City of Westlake’s food cupboard program which helps feed numerous families throughout our city. More than half of that total – 1,573 items – were donated by the employees of Equity Trust Company.

See more photos of this year's Corporate Challenge events.

Jim Dispirito

Athletic/Events Manager Westlake Recreation Department

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Volume 6, Issue 17, Posted 9:57 AM, 08.19.2014