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The Cleveland Corporate Challenge is a 14 event corporate athletic competition promoting company camaraderie, employee wellness and business networking while helping local charities.

Each company selects a Company Coordinator as the liaison between the company and the Corporate Challenge Office.



  • Minimum age is 18
  • You must be an employee or a spouse/significant others of an employee to compete
  • Employee is defined as full time, part time, temp, or intern
  • Please Note: If your company and your spouse/significant others company is participating in the Corporate Challenge, you must play ONLY for your company.



  • Corporate Cup - Full Fledged Competition in all 14 events
  • Independent - Participation in select events

Companies can enter multiple teams in the Corporate Cup Division as well as enter additional teams in particular events that have a strong demand.



DIVISION 1 Approx. 1 - 100 employees
DIVISION 2 Approx. 101 - 200 employees
DIVISION 3 Approx. 201 - 300 employees
DIVISION 4 Approx. 301 - 600 employees
DIVISION 5 Approx. 601 - 1500 employees
DIVISION 6 Approx. 1501 + employees

* 16 team divisions will be determined by company size. Final division placement of the company is at the Cleveland Corporate Challenge Directors discretion. Your company will be informed of what division it will be in when you registration is processed. Any questions please contact Brian Palsa at


Corporate Cup (participation in all 14 events)

  • By May 1st -   $1,600
  • By May 31st - $1,750

Independent or Additional Teams - please see event pages or official entry form for fees.

Checks to be made payable to: Hermes Sports & Events.

By paying the above fee, the company can enter a team in each of the Corporate Challenge Events listed below, accumulating points toward the Corporate Cup. (If there is an event you cannot field a team in, it will not adversely affect you other than the loss of a participation point for the event.)

The rate to participate in the Cleveland Corporate Challenge, Corporate Cup Division, is a one-time fee and includes participation in the captains meeting, parties, & 1 team in all 14 events. The registration fee is not refundable

When an event is cancelled due to weather conditions or unseen/unavoidable situations, the Cleveland Corporate Challenge will try and reschedule those events at the same location at a later date within the time frame of the Cleveland Corporate Challenge dates, subjected to field availability. If the scheduled field locations is not available for future dates, then the Cleveland Corporate Challenge will attempt to secure other venues. If the events cannot be rescheduled because of inclement weather and/or venue availability, those events will not be rescheduled.


  • Attends Corporate Challenge Coordinators meeting
  • Selects team captains



  • Prepares the team to play
  • Secures practice times
  • Coordinates practices with individual work schedules
  • Assures that the team is on time for each game
  • Checks in at the check-in table the day of the event
  • Handles the company registration and participant waiver forms



Points will be awarded to those teams entering the Corporate Cup and not for Independent or Additional teams.

Independent and Additional teams are eligible for awards issued for the individual events only.

Scoring System

Skeeball, Bowling, Miniature Golf, Footgolf, Stair Climb & 10K Relay (Non-Elimination Events)

1st place - 10 points
2nd place - 8 points
3rd place - 6 points
4th place - 4 points
5th place - 3 points
6th place - 2 points
1 for participation

Softball, Kickball, Cornhole, 3 on 3 Basketball, Sand Volleyball, Touch Football & Tug of War (Double Elimination Events)

1st place - 10 points
2nd place - 8 points
3rd place - 6 points
4th place - 4 points

If you win only 2 games and don't place - 3 points
If you win only 1 game - 2 points
If you don't win a game - 1 point
A forfeit is counted as a win



Any company can enter an individual team in the Independent Division. Corporate Cup teams may add additional company teams in the independent division. Your team will be placed in a division of Independent teams only.

All Events Except Tug of War
All teams, no matter the company size, that are in the Independent Division (not Corporate Cup), will compete in the same division.

These sports will be contested on the same dates of competition as listed in the entry material. Teams will be grouped together into one division. Independent teams are limited, as soon as all spots are filled we will sell out.

Independent Refund
If there are less than five (5) teams that are scheduled to play any Independent event, will be cancel the independent division and issue a refund. If the event is cancelled and rescheduled, we will issue refunds to those teams.

Tug of War
There is NO independent division for this event.



  • The top 3 teams in each event receive an award for their achievements.
  • The top 3 companies in each division competing for the Corporate Cup will have a donation made on their behalf to the charity of their choice.
  • The winners of each division will have their name engraved on the Corporate Cup.



The official charity of the 2015 Cleveland Corporate Challenge is the Jennifer Ferchill Foundation.

Each company entering the Corporate Cup Division will be able to pick the charity of their choice to compete for. The top 3 places in each division will have a donation made in their name to the charity they choose. 1st Place = $500, 2nd Place = $300, 3rd Place = $200.

The following are just a few charities that have benefited from the Cleveland Corporate Challenge:

    Achievement Centers for Children
    America Scores
    American Heart Association

    Animal Protective League

    Autism Speaks
    Be The Match
    Boys and Girls Clubs
    Children's Heart Foundation
    Cleveland Baseball Federation
    Cleveland Food Bank
    Cleveland Sight Center
    Cornerstone of Hope
    Cuyahogo County Animal Shelter
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    Fenn Academy at Cleveland State University: College of Engineering
    Friends of Breakthrough Schools
    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    Kickoff 4 Kids
    Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Inc.

    Minds Matter

    National MS Society
    Northeast Ohio Autism Group
    Prayers from Maria Children's Glioma Cancer Center
    Positive Education Program
    Ronald McDonald House
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    STEMout Inc.
    The Centers

    The Jennifer Ferchill Children' s Foundation

    United Way
    We Care
    WomenSafe, Inc.
    Wounded Warrior Project




Tri-C Kickball

Mini Golf
DDR Touch Football
DCA Stair Climb
3 v 3 Basketball
Sand Volleyball
Jergens Bowling
10K Relay
Ohio Savings Bank Tug of War
Eaton One Mile Walk
Nationwide Cornhole




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