SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - In a recent quest to recapture the Corporate Cup trophy, members of the Ford Runners Club laced up their tennis shoes for a fun filled day of track and field competition at the 2013 Corporate Cup Relays (CCR). More than 100 Ford employees, summer interns and executives participated in the CCR held at Southfield Lathrup High School in Southfield, Mich.
The main focus of the Ford Runners Club is to promote health in the workplace and competition among corporate athletes. Like our parent organization, United States Corporate Athletics Association (USCAA), our events are team or relay oriented to make them equally competitive for men and women of all ages and skill levels. The Ford Runners Club also supports philanthropy by supporting area charities.
The Midwest Corporate Athletic Association has hosted the Corporate Cup Relays track meet every year since 1984. The purpose of the CCR is to raise money for two charities: Michigan Special Olympics (MSO) and Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter (FFDAS).
Teams from Ford, GM, Chrysler, Autoliv and Red Plum competed in events that included a 5K and 10K road race, 5K competitive walk, high and long jump, shot put and distance relays. While Chrysler took first place in Division 1 at this year’s event (Ford took second place), the true champions were the Special Olympics athletes who competed in the Special Olympics 100 meter dash race. Each athlete in the Special Olympics race was proclaimed a winner and awarded a medal.
Over the past 12 years, the Midwest Corporate Athletic Association has raised more than $26,000 for MSO and various Special Olympics teams.
This year, the Ford Runners Club raised over $1,600 for donation between the two charities.
To inquire about the Ford Runners Club and their charity efforts, please contact Gayle Krueger (gkruege7).
To inquire about the Corporate Cup Relays, contact team captain Derek Kaighin (dkaighin).