In addition to the team building, networking and fun that CCC participants have during the Games, they also take the time and effort to support our Calgary charities. Through the various charitable components of the Corporate Challenge, corporate Calgary has raised over $5.9 million since 2000. Our goal for 2012 was to raise $600,000. CCC participants exceeded the goal and brought in $640,000!
CCC Charity Challenge
We are extremely proud of the charitable contributions that the Calgary Corporate Challenge Games bring to several local organizations. We are challenging all of our participating companies to go beyond the Games and make volunteering and contributing to our partnered charities, a year round activity. For ideas and tips on how you can get involved, please see each of the charity pages on the CCC website.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike Challenge
In 2012, over $577,000 was donated to the Heart and Stoke Foundation. Since 2000, CCC participants have rode the Big Bike and have raised over $3,737,000!
The Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Challenge
In 2012, 7,020 participants visited blood donor clinics throughout the city. Each donation can improve or save up to three lives, meaning that this year we have benefited over 19,800 people! Since 2000, the Blood Donor Challenge has resulted in over 71,000 donations!
The Calgary Food Bank
In 2012, over 10,000 pounds of food, valued at over $20,000, was donated through the PCL Construction Management Scavenger Hunt. That is enough to feed over 500 families of four! Since 2000, companies have collected over 106,000 pounds of food, valued at $122,000! The Food Bank also benefited from the 2012 Brain Freeze Winter Trivia event with 715 pounds of food donated.
In 2012, $63,000 was raised through the Adopt-An-Athlete program. For only $300, companies Adopted-An-Athlete and put a kid in sports. This money will go to cover costs like registration fees and equipment needs for children who otherwise couldn't afford to participate in their sport. KidSportTM also benefited from the 2012 Human Bonspiel.
The Mustard Seed Street Ministry
In 2012, 165 Back to Work Packs were donated through the PCL Construction Management Scavenger Hunt. CCC gave a hand up to people in need by providing them with a backpack full of useful items like transit passes, work gloves, travel mugs and notebooks for their new job.
Who else has benefited?
CCC has also supported several other charities including the Kerby Centre, Servants Annonymous Society and the Calgary Dream Centre.
Congratulations to all of the people who have helped contribute to so many worthy causes. Together we are making a difference in our community!
Click here for a printable version of our charitable information.