Corporate Challenge Team Competes for a Cause
University Staffers Help Raise $118,000 for Charity While Winning 13 Medals
Nov. 25, 2009
UT Dallas staff members won two gold, six silver and four bronze medals and an overall silver in their division during the 2009 Richardson Corporate Challenge games, which raised $118,000 for the Special Olympics.
The city of Richardson organizes the annual event, which pits area businesses against one another in a 10-week competition that ended Oct. 28.
UT Dallas competed against businesses such as TriQuint Semiconductors, Convergys and Hilton.
The challenge, held over a two-month period beginning in late August, included such sports as basketball, flag football and a 5K run, as well as badminton, billiards, bass fishing and poker.
UT Dallas had the most participants (124) in the annual 5K run/walk, which was held on campus and led by team captain David Holmes, director of architecture and infrastructure services in Information Resources department.
A strong show of Comet Pride earned UT Dallas the “Spirit Stick” during the opening ceremony.
The competition ended with a closing ceremony at the Richardson Civic Center.