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March 18, 2018


JCCC faculty and staff are participating in the 2018 Kansas City Corporate Challenge for the fourth year.

Grab your sneakers, stretch your muscles and don your favorite Cavalier gear because Johnson County Community College faculty and staff are participating in the 2018 Kansas City Corporate Challenge for the fourth year!

What is Corporate Challenge?

Founded in 1980 in Kansas City, Corporate Challenge is an Olympic-type event that allows local companies and their employees to interact with each other through a variety of sports, including:

3-on-3 Basketball    Pickleball
3v3 Soccer Pool
5K Racquetball
Bike Race Shot Put
Bowling Softball
Darts Swim Meet
Disc Golf Table Tennis
Dodgeball Tennis
Duathlon Track Meet
Fishing Trap Shooting
Flag Football Tug of War
Golf Volleyball
Half Marathon Walk
Horseshoes Weightlifting
Long Jump


Each year a Kansas City-based charitable organization benefits from Corporate Challenge. This year, the entry fee will support Special Olympics Kansas City Metro. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Who can participate?

Any JCCC faculty or staff member is invited to participate in this unique initiative. The benefits of doing so – health, fun and comradery – speak for themselves. 

Need additional incentive to take part? Three JCCC team members have shared the value of Corporate Challenge in their own words.

“Setting a goal and being with coworkers is fun and motivational. It's just a good atmosphere and I love being around such a great community being healthy.” – Terry Harrison, NARS Director

“The events I’ve participated in with Corporate Challenge have motivated me to stay consistent with my workouts throughout the year and strive to build strength. Additionally, Corporate Challenge has also helped bring many people together within our organization.” – Gretchen Henderson, NARS Training Coordinator

“I look forward to the Corporate Challenge every year. Everyone I’ve met on campus through the various Corporate Challenge events are fun, and encourage me to try sports that I normally wouldn’t even attempt to play. Every year my athletic ability improves!” – Mary Anne Matos, Marketing Administrative Assistant

Sign up today!

If you’re interested in participating in the 2018 Corporate Challenge, sign up by March 28 with the company password “JCCC2018.” You can also join JCCC’s Corporate Challenge O365 group (employee login required) to keep up with the latest news.