It’s CommUNITY Cup Challenge time in the City of Southfield. This is a friendly competition between Southfield businesses and is designed to create bonds, blossom team spirit, support fitness, and build friendships. One goal of the Southfield CommUNITY Cup is to support a worthy cause, and this summer, the competitors will work together to make Southfield’s Bedford Woods Park a more beautiful place for the whole community.
“Southfield businesses will get to know themselves and each other in new ways through participation in the CommUNITY Cup Challenge over the course of the summer,” says Rochelle Freeman, business and economic development director for the City of Southfield. “It’s a really fun competition and something we are always excited to plan with our subcommittee composed of several representatives from the teams.”
Companies will face off in events to test their team spirit, ingenuity, and sporting skill. From the end of June to mid-August, 21 companies will put forward their best competitors for Scotch doubles bowling, trivia, “amazing race around Southfield,” goofy golf, mural painting at Bedford Park and the grand finale, a kickball tournament.
Participants include Adient, AIREA, City of Southfield, COMAU, Credit Acceptance, DENSO, EATON, Epitec, Farbman Group, IHS Markit, Lawrence Technological University, Moncur, MSX International/GRI, Nexcess, P3 Group, REDICO, Robert Half, STTAS a UPS Company, The Mars Agency, Veoneer and XPO Logistics. Over half of the participating companies are located within the Southfield City Centre District.
“This year’s focus for the Cup is beautification of Southfield Bedford Woods Park,” says Freeman. “We’ll be doing a group clean-up event in August, and also putting our creative spirits to work by painting a mural.”
In previous years, as many as 500 participants worked together to earn bragging rights over fellow Southfield businesses, and competitors have reported being surprised by how much they enjoyed building their teams and getting to know new people through their participation.
The Southfield CommUNITY Cup Challenge is always looking for volunteers to keep events running smoothly. Contact Rochelle Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like your company to participate next year. Keep up with the Challenge on the event’s Facebook page.