Each year PSA participates in Vandalia Parks and Recreation’s Corporate Challenge- a week long series of challenges and sporting events opened to businesses in the community. This year, teams from 9 local companies joined together in the fun and friendly competition and the PSA’s team’s skills and hard work brought home the number one spot for the 11th time since the Challenge’s inception! Team leaders Vicki Ray and Todd Partridge were monumental in organizing the teams, events, shirts, and food and beverage.
The competition started out rough for PSA in the first half of the week. Saturday, June 7th through Wednesday, June 11th included bowling, billiards, sand volleyball, Minute to Win It, football, Frisbee, pizza eating, basketball, soccer, golf, and homerun derby. Despite our hard work, PSA was in the fourth place and sixty points behind first place following these events.
Hopes remained high, however, and the second half of the week showed our company’s true resilience and dedication! Thursday and Friday closed out the competition with euchre, corn hole, a jigsaw puzzle contest, and trivia. Each of these contests grabbed more points on the board and brought us closer to bringing the overall trophy back to PSA, but it was our trivia team that truly came through in the clutch.
“When I came on board in 1991 it was something for me to get involved with to get to know the people that I would be working with and today it is an honor to have kept it going,” says team leader Vicki Ray when asked what the Challenge means to her. “It is a great benefit to be able to spend time with other people within PSA that I do not normally work with on a day to day basis.”
View photos of the events and team photos here!
We hope everyone had fun and will remember our victory and tears-to-cheers story. Congratulations to all of the participants: Vicki Ray, Todd Partridge, Don Hydler, Chris Mulhern, Walter Glowicki, William VanWeelden, Ed Maurer, Justin Garber, Brookelen Resides, Regina Manning, Janet Schul, Kacey Collinsworth, Alisa Thomas, Kim DeHart, Angie Didier, Heidi Healy, , Andrea Roush, Brandon Deloof, David Pregon, Tony Miller, Katie Sahle, Brandon Dodge, Jake Schul, John Sandlin, Jake Didier, Chris Mulhern, Janice Officer, Penny Kistler