The team of D&Q was named the overall champion at this year’s Saipan Chamber of Commerce Corporate Challenge. The D&Q Warriors also walked away with two individual prizes in the game portion.
This year’s Corporate Challenge was held on June 2, at Minatchom Atdao in Susupe, with nine company teams going head to head to compete for the title of Corporate Challenge “Survivor” champions.
The overall 1st Runner Up trophy was awarded to Team DFS. The team is no stranger to the winners’ circle, having won overall champions in 2014 and 2015.
Besides D&Q and Team DFS, the other teams that competed were Marianas Pacific Distributors Inc, IT&E Saipan, Joeten Motors “Frontiers,” First Hawaiian Bank “2X Faster,” Laolao Bay Golf & Resort, last year first runner-up Delta Management “Delta Force,” and defending champion Triple J Saipan.
This year’s theme—“Survivor”—focused on celebrating the resiliency and resourcefulness of CNMI businesses post-Super Typhoon Yutu and with the economic challenges that followed.
The annual Corporate Challenge pushes company teams to work collaboratively and creatively to get through different challenges and obstacles. The goal is to provide an outlet for creativity, team-building, and company wellness in order to reinvest in the staff.
In the “Survivor Chant” contest, “Delta Force” stole the show with their rap set to the tune of Hard Knock Life, earning them the “Best Company Performance.”
In the Tug-O-War, a staple game in the Corporate Challenge, all teams went head to head and Team Triple J, D&Q Warriors, Joeten “Frontiers,” MarPac, and Laolao Bay Golf & Resort advanced to the second round. The second round ended with MarPac, D&Q Warriors, and Laolao advancing to the third round. The final round was between D&Q Warriors and MarPac. It took just 15 seconds for D&Q Warriors to claim the title of “2019 Tug-O-Warriors.”
In the Relay Race “Fall in Line,” IT&E clocked in the quickest time, earning them the title of “2019 Relay Slayers.”
D&Q Warriors completed the Obstacle Course (“Super-Typhoon Readiness”) in the fastest time, earning them the title of “2019 Obstacle Conquerors.”
Other awards that were given were “Best Company Identity” and “Best Company Tent.” This year, Team Captains were heavily involved in the scoring process.
Voted by their peers for having the “Best Company Identity” was Delta Force.
Also awarded to Delta Force by their peers was “Best Company Tent.” Delta Force created a miniature version of their shell stations.
Delta Force was also the overall winners for the 2019 Spirit Award. This award is given to the team that exemplifies and inspires company values.
Overall winners enjoyed prize packages inclusive of donations from Chamber members.
The champions also received a six-month membership under the President’s Circle of the Chamber. (PR)