The Corporate games 2023 season officially kicked off at the Legends Sports Ground on Sunday, February 12, 2022 with corporates from various organisations participating in a range of sports activities.
These activities included among other seven aside football, woodball, corporate chess and tug of war.
More games such as volley ball, swimming, cycling, athletics, and darts, paint ball, netball, basketball, sack racing and corporate runs are expected in the concurring games. For the first time this season, corporates will participate in “kwepena” as a new game.
In addition, a kids’ corner has also been introduced such as bouncing castle, kids games, face painting which will be a good time to have a family day out each time the games happen.
On the first outing, a total of 26 companies participated in the games with eight new companies joining the corporates games. However, 20 companies are expected to join and the number of companies is expected to increase on the second outing.
They will compete in several sporting disciplines until November and the winners will be crowned at an awards’ dinner in December.
According to the Corporate Games Chairman Ian Rumanyika, the main objective of the games is to make sure that corporate employees who spend most of their time behind their desks get time off to keep fit and health, network and also provide a platform for marketing and awareness of different companies.
“It is also provides a platform where employees can keep engaged and team build with one another,” said Rumanyika.
He further explained that corporate games are committed to making sure that only employees of the subscribed companies participating are involved in the games.
“It is important to note that we shall continue our anti mercenary campaign dubbed “RED CARD” which was launched to prevent non employees from being involved in the games,” he stressed.
According to the Principal communications officer at the Government Ciitizen Interaction Centre (GCCIC) Robert Mugabe, their first experience at the games was memorable.
“Overall, it was thrilling to have our team mingle with corporate entities from various backgrounds. The variety of games gave each participant an opportunity to showcase their skills but also learn from others,” he said.
He added that, “My expectation from the series of corporate games is generally to keep the entire team in cohesion. When members team up, they are able to achieve a common goal and eventually appreciate the spirit of working together. It is also important for us to stay physically fit. In the long run, we are able to minimize chances of non -communicable diseases. While we do this, we will be able to create a wide network of fellow corporates amongst our team as State House.”
On his part, Mr Deo Akuguzibwe, Judicial Communications officer noted that interaction at the corporate games is another way of companies marketing what they do.
“For government institutions, if you do not want to market what we do, then government can be criticized because people do not know what we do. I believe by the time we end this season, there will be a change in most institutions and how people perceive what other entities do,” he said.
The second outing of the Corporate games will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at Legends Sports Grounds.
The door for more companies to register and be part of the Corporate Games is still open. Annual Subscription fee for the games is UGX 5,000,000 million per company and to register, company expresses interest through the channels below,email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org , 0700339048/0785642953
Benefits of Joining Corporate games
Regular physical activity, such as walking, cycling, wheeling, doing sports or active recreation, provides significant benefits for health. Some physical activity is better than doing none. By becoming more active throughout the day in relatively simple ways, people can easily achieve the recommended activity levels.
Physical inactivity is one of the leading risk factors for non-communicable diseases mortality. People who are insufficiently active have a 20% to 30% increased risk of death compared to people who are sufficiently active according to statistics from the World Health Organisation’
The statistics further indicate that more than a quarter of the world’s adult population (1.4 billion adults) are insufficiently active. Worldwide, around 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men do not do enough physical activity to stay healthy.
The positive effects of exercise on work performance span far and wide. In addition to sharpening mental performance, regular physical activity improves time-management skills, which in turn improve your ability to meet deadlines. Business owners who offer company exercise programs find that on-site exercise decreases turnaround time. Exercise causes an overall work performance boost.
Partners and Sponsors
The Corporate Games have key sponsors and partners as Next Media Services through the NBS Sport channel, Radio 4, UBC Television, Baliks Media (event partner), Nation Media Group, Node Group (Public Relations and marketing partner) as well as National Enterprise Corporation (NEC).