2018's CORPORATE CHALLENGE
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BIG WINNER was All the CHILDREN having CEREAL this Summer
GREAT SUCCESSES ALL AROUND The unofficial run/walk count was 787 participants (821 last year) representing 41 companies. The BIG RESULTS were a 60% jump in boxes of cereal donated for the Cereal Challenge with 4,183 cereal boxes donated (last year was 2,424 boxes).
The eighth annual Southern Tier Corporate Challenge Run/Walk was hosted by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and the Olean High School Sports Boosters. The event was created by GOACC with the goal of supporting companies in creating internal wellness programs. The race was open to both corporate and community teams. The challenge concluded with "Olean’s Largest Office Party" with music by The Mix 101.5 / WMXO and Bobby O.
Chris Napoleon of Napoleon Engineering Services repeated again this year and was named fastest CEOs in the annual Southern Corporate Challenge. The FASTEST MAN was presented to Tim Chichester of Hedley Brook Agency and the FASTEST WOMAN Rachel Guyer of Olean Area Federal Credit Union.
Team Awards include: Fastest Male Team, Corporate Division – City of Olean: Ed Jennings, Paul Gonzales, Bob Bell, and Bob Ring; Fastest Male Team, Community – St. Bonaventure University: Zac Donner, Tim Geiger, Dean Whitcomb, and John Gordnier; the Fastest Co-ed Team, Corporate Division – Iroquois Group: Ted Branch, Janine Fodor, Robin Prince and Robert Devling; the Fastest Co-ed Team, Community Division – Allegany Limestone Central District: Owen Barber, Denise Straub, Sam Filbert and Dale Flanders; and the Fastest Female Team, Corporate Division – Olean City School District: Cindy Johnson, Barbara Kelley, Marni Finch, and Lauren Caya.
Other specials awards include the Most Spirited Team – Olean Wholesale Grocery Coop; Most Walkers – The ReHabilitation Center; and Logo Design Contest Winner -- KelKur Electric.
The Chamber challenged companies to donate cereal to the Olean Food Pantry, with 4,183 boxes of cereal donated from eleven companies. There were 1,414 boxes of cereal donated from the employees at SolEpoxy and they were awarded the most cereal boxes donated award. With an employee to cereal boxes ratio of 1 to 18:43, SolEpoxy once again was awarded the most boxes (1,414 ) collected per employee. The company topped last year’s donation of 1 to 14.3.
Erica Dreher, GOACC membership outreach added, "As race organizers, we were happy of the support from Jamestown Community College, the Olean Food Pantry, and the City of Olean Police and Streets Departments. Once again, this event couldn’t have happened without their support and the support from the volunteers.”
The 3.1-mile road race ran throughout downtown beginning and ending at JCC-Olean. Complete race results for individuals and teams will be posted online at www.oleanny.com by Monday, June 25th. Sponsors for the run/walk include the OHS Sports Boosters, OMNIS Technologies, BlueCross/BlueShield of Western New York, The Mix 101.5 / WMXO, Sanzo Beverages, Pepsi Bottling Company of Jamestown, Constellation and GOACC. From small companies to large corporations, the event promoted health, wellness and fitness among companies and their employees, families and individuals. The next event for the Chamber is the Chamber GOLF Clasic on Monday, July 16. For more information, please call GOACC at (716) 372-4433 or by email.
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