Corporate Challenge 2011
UT Dallas Nails Second in Corporate Challenge Finale
What an incredible 10 weeks of Corporate Challenge!
From the Opening Ceremony and its record-breaking heat, to the Closing Ceremony with its awards presentations and barbecue dinners, the UT Dallas community displayed its Comet spirit throughout and ultimately showed why it plays the games.
Competitively, UT Dallas got off to a great start, with the volleyball team scoring the first gold medal of Corporate Challenge 2011. Three-peating as champions, their stellar performance was quickly followed by the silver achievement of the softball team and another gold medal from the tennis team.
By the midpoint of Corporate Challenge 2011, UT Dallas remained in second place on the strength of the 15k bike team’s first place finish on September 11, and by the fifth week UT Dallas was within seven points of capturing first place from TriQuint Semiconductor after winning silver medals in the 5K Run-Walk at Galatyn Park.
In week six, UT Dallas dropped to third place despite receiving gold and silver in badminton and table tennis, respectively.
With two weeks to go, 11 points separated UT Dallas from second place. Team UT Dallas, in the throes of battle, won gold in darts and bronze in swimming to move within six points of reaching the second place position.
In the final event, the bowling team got rolling with a perfect, 300-point game by software systems specialist Brandon Davidson. The team earned the silver medal and enough points for UT Dallas to finish in second place overall in its Corporate Challenge division.
Corporate Challenge gathers Richardson-area businesses each fall to compete in sports and games for fun, fitness and fellowship while raising money for Special Olympics.
UT Dallas has been involved in Corporate Challenge throughout the competition’s 14-year history. Through the sale of raffle tickets, Corporate Challenge contributed $162,500 this year to Special Olympics of Texas.
That’s why we play the games.
For more information, please visit the Corporate Challenge home page.