By Rick Smith ’09 MAA
On a quiet Saturday morning in June, UIW was transformed into an Olympic village of sorts, with approximately 3,500 athletes from 49 companies competing in 13 events to be crowned the Corporate Cup Champion.
UIW was selected by San Antonio Sports as the host location for their inaugural Corporate Cup, a “Corporate Olympics” type of competition, pitting like-sized San Antonio companies against each other in events such as a tug of war, dodge ball tournament, precision soccer kicks and football throws, bean bag toss (“corn toss”), a 5K wellness walk, a 5K competitive run, 4×100 and 4×400 relays, a three-point shooting competition, golf chipping, and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
The 66 members of Team UIW practiced for six weeks in preparation for the event. On Saturday, they welcomed their competitors, their families and friends to the beautiful UIW campus.
Congratulations to Team UIW for placing third at the inaugural event in Division I (companies with over 1,000 employees.) First and second place winners were USAA and H-E-B, respectively.