The Centre on Philanthropy successfully hosted the 10th Anniversary of the Give Back Games. This beach- style Olympics was held at Horseshoe Bay on Friday, September 21st. The event saw 12 leading international companies compete to raise money for 12 of their chosen local charities. It was a fun-filled day of team building for the companies who competed in games such as Ball Crawl, Blindfolded Water Relay, Flipper Relay, a Sand Sculpting Competition and other intensely fun games!
Tokio Millennium Re Ltd. won 1st place with a prize of $10,000 for their chosen charity Family Centre. Chubb won 2nd place with a prize of $8,500 for their charity Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as a $500 prize for winning the Sand Sculpting Competition. First time participant, Oil Management Group won 3rd prize of $7,000 for their charity SCARS. The Give Back Games, Facebook Challenge was held from September 11 until September 20, the winner of that competition was Arch Re who was awarded $500 for their charity Teen Services. Every charity left the beach a winner with all charities not placing in the top 3 receiving $4,300.
Appleby (Bermuda) Ltd. – The Reading Clinic
Arch Reinsurance Ltd. – Teen Services
Argo Group – Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies
Athene – Bermuda Sloop Foundation
AXA XL – The Friends of Hope Academy
CHUBB Tempest Re – Big Brothers Big Sisters
Guy Carpenter – YouthNet
Hamilton Re Ltd. – Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre
OIL Management – SCARS
Tokio Millennium Re – The Family Centre
Validus Group – Bermuda Stroke and Family Support Association
Zurich Bermuda – Action on Alzheimer’s and Dementia
The 10th Anniversary is a grand achievement! Over the past ten years 24 companies have participated with 38 nonprofits sharing a grand pot of $627,000 over the years! Danielle Riviere, Executive Director spoke aboutthe event, “It’s amazing to think a fun idea created ten years ago has been able to raise more than half a million dollars for the sector! We are thankful to the companies who participate and hope to see the eventgrow even more over the next ten years.”
The Centre would like to thank event sponsors, Dunkley’s and Discovery Wine, all the volunteers who cameout to help and all the corporate and nonprofit representatives who participated!
If anyone is interested in learning more about the 2019 Give Back Games please email [email protected] for more information.