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E.C. Barton participates in the 2019 Corporate Olympics

Christie Miller | June 3, 2019

2019 Corporate Olympics

E.C. Barton participates each year in the Corporate Olympics run by Community Health Education Foundation, and we had a great showing at this year’s Olympics on April 26th. The foundation used the event’s proceeds to provide AEDs and the necessary training to local organizations. Emily Lard, Executive Director of CHEF, told a story about how she received a call just the night before that a local church had used an AED provided through the foundation to revive a man. (Thankfully he is doing just fine now.) The work of the Community Health Education Foundation is unquestionably important, and we are thankful to be able to support such a great cause through the Corporate Olympics.

This year’s team had a great time and even managed to bring home the Gold!! There were some hard-fought battles in ping pong, pickle ball, hobby horse, and Jenga. Michael Quessenberry narrowly avoided an injury while competing in Jenga. This is serious stuff. Our always competitive basketball team came away with a third-place finish. Kevin Truelove put his cardio skills to the test in the Dry-Tri (rower, stationary bike, and run) and finished third as well. Our volleyball team fell just short of first place, but still took home the silver losing in the final match 25-24. This was the first year Randy Dent and Brad Bouland had the opportunity to compete, and they brought home the Gold in Baggo. Our Family Feud team (Lisa Polston, Kendall Georges, Kaye Westbrook, Sondra Onstead) battled and picked up Gold as well!!

Every year this event brings together many different departments and is a great team building event. This year we had accounting, logistics, brokerage, purchasing, IT, human resources, marketing, operations, and administrative staff all represented. It is always fun to get to spend time together and compete all while benefiting a great organization. Way to go team!

Michael Quessenberry photo credit to GPS-Guided Practice Solutions