CCC is a professionally-managed, volunteer-driven events company. We are a not-for-profit. Many people ask us if we are a charity, and the answer is no. Instead, we are a not-for-profit entity that acts as a bridge between corporate Calgary and the local charity community.
Calgary Corporate Challenge is staffed by a team of 3 individuals who work full-time, year-round to make the CCC September Games (in addition to a variety of other "Off-Season" events) possible.
What exactly is the "CCC September Games"?
The CCC September Games is an annual team-building event that has been held in Calgary since 1996. Calgary Corporate Challenge hosts approximately 160 companies in 22 sports events and multiple charity events throughout the course of 16 days. Companies are divided amongst six different divisions where they compete against other companies of a similar size in everything from volleyball and laser tag to horseshoes and trivia. An ongoing tally of results is kept throughout the 16 days, and overall "divisional winners" are determined by total point tallies at the end of the Games each year. In addition to these results-oriented winners, one company in each division is also awarded a spirit award at the end of the Games, based on sportsmanship, inclusion, and enthusiasm.
Is my company too small to participate in the CCC September Games?
Probably not! There is no "magic number" when it comes to participating in the CCC September Games. There is a common misconception that only big companies can be successful in CCC, and this is simply not the case! We have seen companies as small as 10 in size, and companies as large as >10 000 in size compete in the Games.
With that said, if you feel that your company would have difficulty fielding full teams during the CCC September Games, consider joining forces with another company in Calgary who you may know through your connections. We see a handful of "partner-teams" enter the Games each year with great success.
When does registration for the CCC September Games occur?
Registration for all returning companies occurs during the month of March each year.
Registration for all new companies (i.e. companies who have signed up for the CCC Wait List) opens in April of each year.
When does individual event sign-up for the CCC September Games occur?
Individual event sign-up opens in mid-May and closes in mid-June each year. After this point, the CCC staff works hard to put together comprehensive schedules for each event set to take place in the Games. These schedules are typically released during the last week of July.
Where does the money from registration fees go?
The money collected through registration fees goes toward paying for sports venues, sporting equipment, officials and first-aid trainers and equipment during the September Games.
If my company signs up for the CCC September Games, do we have to participate in every available event?
Absolutely not! We encourage companies to sign-up only for those events that they are interested in and able to field teams for. By no means do we expect every team to sign up for every sport or every charity event. Sign-up for each event is optional and at the discretion of the participating company.