The countdown is well and truly on for the next World Corporate Games which will be back in the USA in 2017! After considering a number of great destinations, the impressive City of Houston, Texas was awarded the Rights to host the Games, which will be staged from the 16 – 19 November. So, there are now just 7 months to go until this massive event is staged in the USA again!
The inaugural World Corporate Games was staged in San Francisco in 1988 and a further two World Corporate Games followed in Concorde California and Hawaii in 1989 and 1990 respectively. Since then over 1 million Corporate athletes have represented over 28,000 unique organisations in numerous Corporate Games around the globe in impressive Cities like London, Johannesburg, Moscow, Mexico City and Kuala Lumpur to name a few. Houston, one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States, boasts a population of nearly six million people and its reputation for hosting world-class, large-scale sporting events continues to grow after successfully staging the Superbowl this February.
Janis Burke, CEO of Harris County – Houston Sports Authority said “We are honored to welcome thousands of athletes from across the globe for the World Corporate Games. Houston is a multicultural city with rich international ties and true Texas hospitality. Our goal is to make the World Corporate Games 2017 the best in the history of the event.”
The sport programme features 20 sports, including Worldwide Corporate Games Community favourites such as: Soccer 6’s & 11’s, Golf, Tennis and Dragon Boat Racing, as well as featuring a variety of popular local sports, such as: Kickball and Flag Football. The sports programme incorporates a great mix of sports for everyone regardless of their sporting ability and it will offer genuine business opportunities and fun for everyone involved. Impressive destinations are available for each of the sports on the programme whether you play an indoor or an outdoor sport.
Doug White – Global Partnership Director at the Corporate Games Headquarters commented, “We’re extremely excited to be bringing our flagship event to Houston in 2017, it is a fantastic city with a dynamic business community and great sports facilities. Plus, I am confident that visitors will receive a great welcome and outstanding Texan hospitality during their stay”
Harris County Houston Sports Authority have secured some outstanding venues for the Games sports but also for the celebrations too. In addition, the team in Houston are continuing to promote the Games to local businesses in the area and throughout the USA. The new Marriott Marquis will be a significant focal point for the Games. Home to the Games SuperCentre, this lavish hotel has its own signature lazy river in the shape of Texas which should prove to be a popular destination for travellers and locals alike.
As always, 1st place winners from any Corporate Games around the globe will receive complimentary entry fees into the World Corporate Games Houston 2017, so if you are a lucky winner don’t hesitate to celebrate! Contact the World Headquarters for more information on how you and your colleagues can get signed up.
However, you don’t have to be a winner to join in. As always, the Games main principle is around participation so people of all ages and abilities can enter even if you have never entered a Games before!
For a conversation on entering this great event please email Emily Jaenson in Houston firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if you would like to speak to someone at the World Headquarters for a conversation on the Games please call 00 44 (0) 1733 380 888.