Wednesday, September 12, 2012
On Tuesday, September 18, twelve teams from some of Bermuda's leading international companies will once again take to Horseshoe Bay for an afternoon of fun, yet competitive, "Beach Olympics" to raise money for charity.
This is the fourth annual Give Back Games and This year there are more teams and more charities, plus a couple of new games such as the Shark Relay Race and the Food Tower. Of course, the regular favourites, like the Flipper Relay are still on.
The Facebook Photo Challenge, for which teams submit photos of their team "preparing for the Games", can be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/TheCentreonPhilanthropy. Don't forget to 'like' your favourite photo because the photo that gets the most 'likes' will earn an extra $500 for their charity.
At the end of the event, over $70,000 will be shared between 12 charities, with the winning company team earning their charity $11,000.
Highlights of the event include:
• 2.35pm: Welcome remarks
• 2.40pm: The Games begin
• 4.40pm: Judging Sand Sculpture Competition
• 4.40pm: Closing Race – Flipper Relay (All Teams)
• 5.10pm: Prize Presentation – with the Hon. Michael J Scott, JP, MP in attendance
Participating companies and the charities they are representing for 2012
Ace Tempest Re - The Eliza Dolittle Society
American Safety Insurance - Bermuda Society for the Blind
Arch Reinsurance - The Salvation Army
Argo Re - Bermuda SPCA
Aspen Bermuda - Family Centre
Axis - The Aerie Foundation
Catlin - Friends of Hospice
Endurance - Meals on Wheels
Guy Carpenter - YouthNet
Tokio Millennium Re The Reading Clinic
Validus Re Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda
XL - Bermuda Red Cross
You can learn more about the Give Back Games here.