On Saturday, September 10th, 2022, over 50 local companies with more than 500 team members and volunteers attended the tenth Annual Windsor Corporate Challenge. These coworkers not only work together every day, but this past weekend they challenged one another to act as one, promoting togetherness and displaying effective teamwork.
The Windsor Corporate Challenge is proud to announce we raised over $130K to support the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation! All net funds raised this year will go towards enhancing the patient experience as well as funding local cancer research. Since its inception, the Windsor Corporate Challenge is thrilled to announce that it has had over 3,750 unique participants, over 150 corporate companies participate, gave away $250,000 in prizing and most importantly, donated over that over $1.3M raised for Windsor-based charities with a focus on children, women, and families.
"In our 10th year of hosting the Windsor Corporate Challenge, the success is a testament to the support and compassion of our community," comments Meighen Nehme, founder of The Windsor Corporate Challenge and President and CEO of The Job Shoppe. "
The Windsor Corporate Challenge provides local businesses with the most cost-effective team-building day for their employees. The day's agenda consists of a variety of activities and challenges of all levels, so everyone can partake in the fun! Teams consisted of 5-7 participants who competed against other local businesses for top bragging rights. This event is a fantastic way for employees to get to know one another, as well as provide a spirited forum for a variety of companies in Windsor-Essex County to network.
"After cancelling our event in 2020 and offering our participants a hybrid event in 2021, this year was better than we could have anticipated," says Nehme. "It was impactful to hear how missed our event was by the participants and how much they look forward to supporting the cause and spending quality time with their coworkers."
While Team St. Clair College was the overall official winner of the 2022 Windsor Corporate Challenge, the volunteer team of high school students "Team Orange" had the best score of the day all while learning some very valuable lessons on leadership, strategy and communication!
The top fundraising team this year was the Vita Villains from International Nutrient Tech. The second highest fundraising team was Forest Glade Animal Hospital and third place was earned by Tecumseh Animal Hospital.
The top individual fundraisers included Sam Madia - Vista, Jim Scott - Windsor Cancer Center Foundation, Rebecca Kirwin - CMHA and Amanda Zimmermann - Windsor Regional Hospital.
Additionally, the WFCU - Game of Loans was the winner of the Team Spirit Award and Mathew Delgreco and Lindsey Saccucci were the MVV - Most Valuable Volunteer of the day nominated by our teams.
A special thank you to all our sponsors and especially St Clair College, St Clair Alumni, The Job Shoppe, TD Bank Group, Baker Tilly, MCO Partners, Studio V, Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital Foundation, California Closets, Lester, Windsor Spitfires, Lisa and Brain Schwab, Windsor Star, Second Chance CPR, WindsoriteDOTca, and Kersey Kickboxing. Thank you to all the generous local businesses who provided prizes for our top fundraisers and balloon pop!
Thank you to the Vollmer staff for their assistance with the logistics of the event, McDonald's for providing breakfast, Domino's Pizza, Ciociaro Club, Dairy Freeze, Mr. Meats, and Le Bon Bake House for feeding our teams today, Frank Brewery Co. for providing refreshments, and DJ Rye for keeping the beats going all day long.
To view photos from the event, please visit https://windsorcorporatechallenge.com and our social media channels https://www.facebook.com/windsorcorporatechallenge and https://www.instagram.com/wncorporatechallenge/.
Founder of The Windsor Corporate Challenge
President of The Job Shoppe
2013 St. Clair College Alumna of Distinction