On September 29, 2021, Playworks Indiana hosted its annual Corporate Kickball Tournament and it was awesome! This was Indiana’s first in person event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and it was so exciting to be in person again for our region’s signature employee engagement event!.
All together, we had six different companies participate with eight teams of 8-15 players for a double
elimination tournament this year. This included Salesforce, FinishLine, Zylo, OneAmerica, Citizens Energy Group, and Indiana Sports Corp. It was great to see our teams after a year of not being able to play in person and they really showed up this year. If you weren’t able to make it, here’s what you missed!
The day started off strong, showing some real powerhouse teams early on. After the first round of games, one ofthe 3 Salesforce teams quickly started dominating on the the field as all three teams progressing into the ‘Recess Rockstars’ bracket along with FinishLine. This left OneAmerica, Indiana Sports Corp, Zylo, and Citizens Energy in the ‘Good Job, Nice Try’ bracket. After the second round of games, it was clear Salesforce was a force to be reckoned with. Salesforce teams One and Two remained undefeated and went head to head in the ‘Recess Rockstars’ bracket. In the ‘Good Job, Nice Try’ bracket, Salesforce Comp Ops and Indiana Sports Corp progressed to round three and played their hardest to see who was going to make it back to the ‘Recess Rockstars’ bracket and have a chance at the championship.
The Salesforce One vs. Salesforce Two matchup was a competitive game, but only one team could come out undefeated. It was Salesforce Two who ended up taking the victory and heading to the championship game. At this same time, Salesforce Comp Ops was able to secure a spot against Salesforce One to see who would face off in the championship. With all three Salesforce teams in the final games, they all knew they were taking home a trophy! Salesforce One and Salesforce Comp Ops played a tough game with Salesforce Comp Ops coming out on top to advance to the championship game.
Emotions were high as we watched another Salesforce vs. Salesforce match. Both teams played spectacularly considering they had played a total of nine games combined. After an amazing show of athleticism, Salesforce Two came out victorious. They were undefeated the whole tournament and definitely came prepared. Congratulations Salesforce team Two!
Playworks Indiana is so thankful for each and every player who came out for a day of team building with their colleagues all in support of the Playworks mission. Together, we were able to raise $12,000 to support safe, healthy, and inclusive play for every kid in Marion County elementary schools Playworks is partnering with this school year. This event would not have been possible without our sponsors; City Barbeque,who kept our players fed and energized, our beer sponsor, Sun King, for keeping our players hydrated, and Pike Township Fire Department sponsoring on site health and safety It was such an incredible event and we can’t wait to see everyone back at the fields next year!
If you are interested in getting involved with our 2022 kickball event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about getting a team together or being apart of our kickball MVP planning committee.