Countdown is on to Okinawa Corporate Games
The Corporate Games are coming to Okinawa for the first time!
The unique series of sports events, which began in England and was staged in San Francisco in 1988, is making its debut in Okinawa March 5th ~ 8th. Okinawa joins more than 170 cities that have held, or are holding, Corporate Games. The four days are festive, with a mix of sports events, parties and parades bringing participants into a networking environment.
Organizations, or simply groups of friends, families, colleagues or corporations, may enter the Corporate Games. Organizers say the Corporate Games are the perfect way to create employee confidence, loyalty and team spirit, while increasing name and brand recognition. Past Corporate Games have been invaluable for companies developing contacts with leaders and representatives of national and multinational businesses, reaching new clients and creating new business with new customers.
The Corporate Games are open to all businesses and organizations, regardless of size. The entry fee of ¥14,000 per person on a team includes a lot of perks. Aside for the entry fee for the Super Center Celebration, Games Celebration, Grand Parade and closing award celebrations, it includes sports participation, insurance, official programs, souvenir gifts and medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.
Sponsored by Corporate Games Japan, the games in Okinawa are being underwritten by more than a dozen organizations and government agencies, including Okinawa Prefecture, the Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau, Okinawa, Ginowan and Chatan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the American Chamber of Commerce, Okinawa International University, and local communities and sports associations. Okinawa media, including FM Okinawa, Radio Okinawa, the Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo, Ryukyu Broadcasting, Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting and Okinawa Television Broadcasting.
Fifteen sports are included in the upcoming Corporate Games in Okinawa. Badminton takes place at the Ginowan City Gym, Basketball at Okinawa International University, Beach Soccer at Araha Beach Chatan, Beach Volleyball at Sunset Beach Chatan, Dragon Boat Races at Hamakawa Fishing Port, Futsal at Okinawa International University, Golf at Chura Orchard Golf Club in Onna Village and Orion Arashiyama Golf Club in Nakijin Village, and Running at Ginowan Seaside Park. Other events include Soccer at Chatan Athletic Stadium and Urasoe Athletic Field, Softball at Chatan Softball Stadium, Swimming at Araha Beach, Table Tennisat Ginowan City Gym, Tennis at Chatan and Ginowan courts, Tenpin Bowling at Chatan Bowl, and Volleyball at the Ginowan Works Athletic Center.
Singles and team events are scheduled for both women and men, in all classes. Entry forms are available online at http://okinawa.corporategames.jp. The deadline is Dec. 25, so hurry up!