Give Back Games Raises Over $54K For Charity

September 18, 2017

The Centre on Philanthropy successfully hosted its ninth annual ‘Give Back Games’ beach-style Olympics at Horseshoe Bay on Tuesday, September 12th.

The event saw 10 leading international companies compete to raise money for 10 of their chosen local charities. It was a fun-filled day of team building for the companies who competed in games such as Flipper and Shark Relays, Blindfolded Water Relay, a Sand Sculpting Competition and other fun games aimed at testing the competitors’ athleticism.

Appleby [Bermuda] Ltd. won the day and $10,250 for their charity SCARS, which included a $500 cash prize for winning the Facebook Challenge prior to the games. Appleby celebrated after sweeping to the finish gaining the best scores over the ten games.

Tokio Millennium Re won the second-place spot, winning an extra 5 points for winning the Sand Sculpting Competition and an additional $500 for their charity, PALS who received $8,250. Third place overall went to CHUBB who won $7,000 on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters

Company – Charity

  • Appleby [Bermuda] Ltd. – SCARS
  • Arch Reinsurance Ltd. – Bermuda Society for The Blind
  • Argo Group – Bermuda foundation for Insurance Studies
  • CHUBB Tempest Re – Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Guy Carpenter – YouthNet
  • Hamilton Re Ltd. – Endeavour Community Sailing
  • Tokio Millennium Re – PALS
  • Validus Group – Meals on Wheels
  • XL Catlin – The Coalition for the Protection of Children
  • Zurich Bermuda – Action on Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Elaine Butterfield, Executive Director described the day’s fun, “We were all winners today, especially the non-profits of Bermuda and the community of needs that they serve. The games are an excellent opportunity to give our charities a little ‘bolster’ and to show how much we appreciate all that they do to make Bermuda a better place.

“Thank you to all the corporate teams for your ‘hard work’ and thank You for caring enough to do it! Shirlene White, Volunteer Coordinator at The Centre on Philanthropy did an excellent job as Team Leader and we thank our team and every Volunteer for being a part of our success. The Sun, Sand, Sweat and Hard Work made for a most successful event!

“At the end of the day, over $54,000 was shared between the ten teams for their charities with the teams coming in at fourth to 10th place receiving $4,000 each. Therefore, everyone was a winner and we would like to again thank the participating corporations for their most valued gifts of time, energy and treasure!”

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