SIKESTON -- They're back.
The Sikeston Corporate Games will return this summer for the 12th biennial installment of fun and competition. Registration is now under way for the games, which are scheduled for June 1 to 21.
The Corporate Games afford local companies a good opportunity for internal team building and company pride -- not to mention a little exercise -- through friendly competition with other area companies. Winners earn trophies and medals, which look great in the company break room or trophy case.
It's also a fun chance for employees of different companies to get to know others in the area's corporate community.
There are 15 events offered -- baseball, coed bowling, coed football challenge (punt, pass and kick), coed 8-ball, coed sand volleyball, coed tennis, coed softball, golf, coed aquilympics (rubber raft races, inner tube races, etc.) horseshoes, fishing, coed pyramid relay, coed canoe races, coed tug-of-war and coed team triathlon (three-legged race, sack race, water balloon toss).
There's something for both jocks and the less athletic to enjoy.
The whole event kicks off the with Corporate Games Lip Synch Contest. For a $500 entry fee, the cost of entering all 15 events plus the Lip Synch Contest is covered. Smaller companies have the option of paying entry fees for specific events and entering the games on a limited basis. Team points are earned in each of the events by the top six awards. At the end of the games, the companies with the top three point totals receive team awards.
For more information, contact Jiggs Moore, Parks and Recreation director, at 475-3725. The entry deadline is Feb. 29.