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 $8 million since 2000. In 2016, CCC participants brought in $441,236 for local charities!
The 2017 Charity Challenge encompasses ALL charitable components of the CCC September Games.
7 charities and their subsequent initiatives (i.e. donation opportunities, drives, fundraising) make up this challenge.
If a company signs up to participate in the Charity Challenge, the company will earn 2 participation points. There are 35 intra-event points (5 points per involved charity) that can be earned within the Challenge itself. Top placing teams in each division will earn points in the Overall Results Standings.
Participation in the Charity Challenge is optional. Participation in each charitable initiative is also optional.
To find more information on the 2017 Charity Challenge, navigate to the "Charity Challenge" icon under any divisional page.
We're incredibly proud of the 2017 CCC companies who came together to raise over $465k for our Charity Partners this year.
In addition to monetary donations, CCC brought in an amazing number of tangible donations for our partners. Check out some of these highlights (below).
Through the 2017 CCC Charity Challenge:
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In 2016, $352,682 was donated to the Heart and Stoke Foundation. Since 2006, CCC participants have rode the Big Bike and have raised nearly $5,572,000!
In 2016, 5,893 units of blood were donated throughout the city. Since 2006, the Blood Donor Challenge has resulted in 73,286 units of blood donated!
In 2016, $85,369 was raised through the Adopt-An-Athlete program and Human Bonspiel. This money will go to cover costs like registration fees and equipment for children who otherwise couldn't afford to participate in their sport. Since 2006, companies have raised $676,069 for KidSport Calgary.
In 2016, over 13,233 pounds of food were donated through various events. Since 2006, companies have collected 113,543 pounds of food.
In 2016, 121 Back-to-Work backpacks were donated through the PCL Construction/DIALOG Scavenger Hunt. These backpacks provide some crucial items to get back into the workforce, such as transit passes, shaving razors, work gloves, travel mugs and notebooks. Since 2006, companies have collected 1,413 Back-to-Work backpacks.
CCC has also supported several other charities including the Branch Out Neurological Foundation, Calgary Reads, Calgary YWCA and Special Olympics Calgary. In 2017, Calgary Corporate Challenge will also partner with the Ronald McDonald House - Southern Alberta Chapter.