Cape Town Stages a Wonderful Corporate Games 2015!

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The Cape Town Corporate Games took place over the weekend with great success. This Games has been staged successfully in South Africa since 2012, and has been growing to become an exciting annual multi-sports festival with thousands of athletes taking part this year to get fit for business!

A host of high profile companies took part this year like: Turkish Airlines, Shell, Grand West, Absa, FlySAA and many more, the weekend saw a healthy competition ranging across 10 dynamic sports, including: action cricket, dragon boat racing, golf, karting, action netball, tenpin bowling, table tennis, trial running, soccer 5’s and mountain biking. With fantastic venues and facilities the Games proved to be another huge success in Cape Town and all of the feedback so far has been extremely positive.

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Cape Town Corporate GamesAlong with the fun-filled and action packed sporting activities across the weekend, there were also many chances for celebrating in true Games style. The Supercentre Celebration kicked off the weekend perfectly at the Grand West Casino and Entertainment World – the largest entertainment destination of it’s kind in South Africa. The Games also saw a successful Games Celebration and Parade along with the Closing Celebration also taking place at Grand West – the official host venue for the Cape Town Corporate Games.grandwest-exterior-evening_jpg_sunimage_1400_730

 

The Corporate Games has been growing year upon year now in South Africa and we are proud of the successes being made and excited for the future Games to be held in this fantastic part of the World.

 

Watch this space for the Official Results booklet which should be released soon.

If you took part in the Cape Town Corporate Games or any other Games from around the world, we would love to hear from you!

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Cape Town Corporate Games 2014

Originating in San Francisco in 1988 and rapidly growing in popularity each year, we are excited to announce that the third annual Cape Town Corporate Games will take place from 5-8 June 2014, with the V&A Waterfront playing host once again. What better venue than this to showcase the best that Cape Town has to offer?

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We have great pleasure in announcing MEC Dr Ivan Meyer as our 2014 Patron. The Games has welcomed a great partnership between the Western Cape Government and the business sector, with previous patrons including the likes of Helen Zille, Patricia de Lille, Elana Meyer and Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana. Meyer believes that “sport unites, promotes fitness, builds team spirit and brings a wide spectrum of backgrounds together”. Various networking and sponsorship opportunities have been created for the participating companies, creating a perfect blend of sport, business and tourism. We thank Shell, Sanlam, the V&A Waterfront and the Western Cape Government for their continued support and welcome them back to this year’s Games! The number of companies participating last year doubled from the previous year, and we look forward to seeing familiar faces, as well as many new ones competing across 15 different sporting codes. We also welcome first-timers to the Games, namely Bizcommunity.com, South African Airways and Excelian Limited.

The Corporate Games offers companies a platform to provide their employees with initiatives to create further awareness around the importance of healthy lifestyles, promoting teamwork by competing in sports ranging from soccer to action cricket to chess, so there’s something for everyone! With less than five months to go to this year’s Games, find out more about how your business can get active, get networking and get involved by visiting our website on www.corporate-games.com.

Let the countdown to the Games begin!

For more information about the Corporate Games , please contact the Cape Town Office:
T +27 (21) 790 7844
M +27 (0)72 213 1398
www.corporate-games.com
capetown@corporate-games.com

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Corporate Games heading to the Sports & Events Tourism Exchange

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Sports Tourism that was once considered a “sleeping giant” of travel, is now the fastest growing sector in the global travel industry and worth more than $180 billion-a-year.

South Africa is increasingly being seen as a major sports and events destination and is playing a vital part in the boom.

3rd South Africa, as the official licence holders of Corporate Games South Africa , has been invited to the third annual Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) that will be taking place in Durban between 22 – 24 October 2013.

SETE is aimed at promoting South Africa as an events destination. The conference and exhibitoins will attract key representatives from international sports federations: the people who influence international byers from global events to South Africa. This year will see in the region of 60 international byers from the global sports tourism industry attending the event to assess the country’s capacity to host international sports events.

Visit the exhibition on the 23rd or 24th of October 2013 and interact with decision makers from Tourism Authorities, Sport Federations, Local Venues, Sport Tourism Products and Services as well as Training Authorities.

We are proud to welcome SETE as one of our supporting partners for the 2014 Cape Town Corporate Games and look forward to growing our relationship with them over the years to come.

For more information on SETE:

email jenna@tepg.co.za or contact +27 (0) 11 549 8300

Visit the website for Conference Package rates

www.sportsandevents.co.za

Visit 3rd South Africa – Official License Holders for Corporate Games South Africa on stand C25.

 

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Honouring 2012 / 2013 Patrons & Guest Speakers

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The Cape Town Corporate Games has been honoured and illuminated by a succession of outstanding leaders in government, business and sport who have been proud supporters of the Corporate Games in Cape Town since its arrival in 2012.

The Cape Town Corporate Games have been supported by outstanding Games Patrons such as the Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, Olympic Medalist, Elana Meyer and CEO of Cape Town Partnership, Bulelwa Makalima- Ngewana.

Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille commented:

“But we also value, in fact more than anything else, people coming together to create the kind of community spirit that they want as a part of their daily lives. And the Corporate Games provides that level of community, through sport and healthy competition, that people need most in their lives.”

The Cape Town Corporate Games have also been honoured by Guest Speakers such as the Games Ambassador,  Frederick Stoebel Head: SPF HR Learning and Development at Sanlam Personal Finance, Advocate Lyndon Bouah, Department of Cultural Affairs & Sports, Western Cape and KFM Radio presenter Ryan O’Connor.

The Cape Town Corporate Games would like to thank all past Patrons, Guest Speakers and Supporters in growing the Corporate Games in Cape Town.

Cape Town is undoubtedly being recognised as a centre for corporate sport, fitness and healthy lifestyles.

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Seasons Greetings from Cape Town Corporate Games

On behalf of 3rd South Africa, Official License Holders of Corporate Games South Africa, we would like to thank all our clients for their support throughout the year.

Looking back at the year that has flown by, the highlight is definitely the success of the inaugural Cape Town Corporate Games which took place from 14-17 June 2012. The response has been overwhelming and we cannot be more appreciative of all the support and assistance that we received from our partners, sponsors and the participants during the Games.

We would like to thank the City of Cape Town, all sponsors, participants and supporters for their contribution during the first edition of the Cape Town Corporate Games. It was a honour to host such a magnificent event in the Sport Capital of South Africa.

Because of the success of 2012 and the positive feedback that we have received from companies we are proud to bring you the 2nd edition of Cape Town Corporate Games. The ventures that 2013 will bring is undoubtably going to be bigger and more challenging than ever.

The second edition of the Cape Town Corporate Games will take place over the weekend of 06 – 09 June 2013. Our host venue is the V&A Waterfront which add great value to the event and is expected to advance Cape Towns development as a sport, business and tourism destination.

A warm welcome to Sanlam and to the V&A Waterfront for joining the 100 Club Members for the 2013 Games. The best of luck to both teams.

Between all the chocolate filled stockings, the fruit cake and the festive family dinners,  don’t forget to keep fit during the festive season.  For those who completely forget to take their running shoes on holiday,  ensure that your New Year’s resolutions involve getting fit and preparing for the 2013 Games.

We would like to end this year by wishing you and all your loved ones the best for the holiday season and the upcoming new year.

The Cape Town Corporate Games team, 3rd South Africa

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2nd Edition of Cape Town Corporate Games Officially Launched


On Thursday 15 November 2012, numerous members of the corporate world gathered together to celebrate the Official Launch of the second edition of Corporate Games in Cape Town.

The launch took place at Atlantic Imbizo Conference & Function Studio situated at the Host Venue for the 2013 Games, the V&A Waterfront. On arrival guest were welcomed by the team of 3rd South Africa, the Official License Holder of Corporate Games South Africa and introduced to the official partners and sponsors.  A brief overview was given of the Cape Town Corporate Games, informing guests on what they can expect in 2013.

A few familiar companies and organisations at the Launch were The City of Cape Town, Western Cape Government, V&A Waterfront, Shell Oil, PEP Stores, Sanlam, Deloitte, Red Bull, Chatroom, Swindon Properties, G4S Security, SAB and the South African Police to name just a few.

From the media industry, the presence of Sports24, Cape Media, Leadership, Bizcommunity.com, Media 24, Men’s Health and Women’s Health were all welcomed.

Among the guest speakers were Frederick Stroebel, Human Resource Manager at Sanlam and Stuart McConnell from the Tag Rugby Association.

Frederick Stroebel commented:

“Sanlam is proud to be part of the first Corporate Games to be hosted in South Africa. It was a truly magnificent weekend with brutal competition and friendly camaraderie on and off the field. There is no doubt in our minds that this will grow to one of the big sporting events on the calendar for Cape Town and corporate social events in South Africa. We thank the organisers for all their arrangements at the various venues across the Peninsula  and congratulate them on delivering a very successful event!”

Stuart McConnell commented:

“We are extremely excited about our involvement in the Corporate Games 2013. Having the support of the Games as their charity allows us to provide Siyabulela Primary School in Langa with Tag Rugby equipment, training and exposure to sport through our Adopt a School programme.

There are a variety of sports to choose from with added sports from last year’s already fun filled list. Participants can select from dragon boat racing, karting, running, netball, soccer, mountain biking and lets not forget tag rugby to mention a few.

The Corporate Games have been receiving an enormous amount of support from influential corporate companies who participated in 2012, who are eager to gain even more from the event in 2013. With even more media, business and civic partners on board, the second edition of the Cape Town Corporate Games will without a doubt, be even bigger and better than the year before.

We want to thank Craig Kolesky, our photographer for the evening, as well as our guests speakers Frederick Stroebel and Stuart McConnell.

For more information about the Official Program, Sport Details, How to Enter, the Benefits of participation and involving your organisation, please visit our website www.corporate-games.com“and select Cape Town.

Let the Games begin!!!

3rd South Africa is honoured to announce the official partners for Cape Town Corporate Games 2013

 

Springbok Atlas Official Logistic Partner for Cape Town

 

The Cape Town Corporate Games team are proud to announce that Springbok Atlas have come on board as the Official Logistic Partners for the 2013 Games. Springbok Atlas will provide a bus route from the Host Venue, V&A Waterfront, to specialised venues for selected sports during the Games weekend.

By teaming up with Springbok Atlas we will create a fast and efficient transport route for all our participants. All athletes can join in on the parade taking place at the V&A Waterfront, and then hop onto one of the busses to be chaffeured to their selected venue where they will be participating in their selected sport. The bus route will also enable participants to go and support their fellow colleagues at other venues while they are waiting for their next match to take place. With the assistance of Springbok Atlas, the Games will bring teams together and show them the impact and importance of supporting their fellow colleagues.

Branding will be placed on the luxury busses to ensure that all teams and supporters are aware of the transport from venue to venue that the Games and Springbok Atlas are offering them.

For more than six decades, Springbok Atlas have been transporting clients safely, to and from their destinations from across South Africa and Namibia. They own over 70 modern coaches and vehicles which is all kept in top knotch condition and do thorough pre-departure and safety inspections before every trip.

They have been the trusted transport provider for the Springbok Rugby Team, the Kaizer Chiefs and the 2012 Soccer World Cup.

Not only will they ensure that all the Corporate Games participants get to and from the venues safely and in comfort but they will also be making the logistics of travel easier and a lot more affordable from venue to venue.

We are very excited to have Springbok Atlas on board and having them join one of the largests multi- sports event of its kind in the world. Now all participants can support their fellow team members by visiting the different venues around Cape Town.

 

Cape Town Corporate Games Adopt a School

 

Nowadays there are so many charities that need help, that choosing one can be a grueling process. However, for the team here at the Cape Town Corporate Games the decision was quite clear when we heard about the Tag Rugby association. Seeing that one of the new sports that we are adding to our sports list in 2013 is tag rugby, we could not deny the coincidence as well as the relevance.

Not only does the Tag Rugby Adopt a School Programme help children off the streets and away from the ills they are confronted with on a daily basis, but they do this by encouraging the children to participate in sport.

By playing Tag Rugby, the children do not only learn to be active, but get so much more out of the experience. Sport teaches these children to play peacefully among each other, to respect their peers, to respect the rules of the game and the list goes on. Recognising the need for both sexes to play sport together, Tag Rugby deletes the fear of injury as it is a no contact sport.

In this programme a Corporate Company Adopts a School in their immediate area or a school that most of their workforce would go to. Tag Rugby will supply all neccesary equipment, show the children of the Companys’ school of choice how to play, empower a teacher and some students to supervise the games on an ongoing basis and will supply the Corporate Company with a report and pictures once a term on the progress of the school.

This truly is a cause that the Corporate Games believe in and we look forward to be part of such a magnificent initiative. We invite all companies/charities to use the Games as a platform to raise funds for their own charities too.

Staying in the spirit of sport.

For more information on The Tag Rugby Association contact or email Stuart McConnell on 021 6832269 /0824401921. stuart@taggroup.co.za Or visit their website www.tagrugby.co.za

For more information about the Cape Town Corporate Games 2013 vist our website at www.corporate-games.com or contact us on 021 418 1966 You can also email us at capetown@corporate-games.com

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Unrivalled Benefits – Unlimited Opportunities for Cape Town’s tourism!!

Corporate Games is the worlds largest multi-sport festivals in its kind and provides each Host City with unrivalled benefits and unlimited local and international tourism opportunities.

Corporate Games will once again be hosted in Cape Town in 2013, creating a sporting platform for the business world to get together and Get Fit for Business!

The Games have played an integral part in the history and development of non-elite sport across the Globe reaching a high of over 12,000 participants at the Australian Corporate Games in Melbourne.

Corporate Games generates immediate economic impact and future projections in South Africa can be based on the net profit of the UK Corporate Games Liverpool 2010 which generated over £ 3,018,152 for the Host City through its hoteliers, restaurants, bars and retail.

The Games offers worldwide promotion of the Host City to brand itself as a centre for corporate sport, fitness and healthy lifestyles.

Cape Town Tourism PR and Communications Manager Skye Grove wrote:

“Cape Town is Africa’s sport event capital, a place of inspiration and innovation that has developed a diverse game culture. We share and support the vision of the Cape Town Corporate Games to bring together athletes from all over South Africa and beyond to create a spirit of comradeship amongst the broader population in the Western Cape.”

 

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High expectations for Cape Town Corporate Games 2013

3rd SA “The Official License Holders for Corporate Games South Africa” is busy at full force preparing for the 2013 Corporate Games, and the second time around will be even bigger and better!

Cape Town has once again been chosen as the Host City for this prestigious multi-sports festival and various locations are being considered for Cape Town Corporate Games 2013. Venue selections will be made to ensure that the participants experience the whole of Cape Town and its beautiful surroundings.Athletes from all over South Africa will be gearing up for the multi-sports festival which was a great success this year.

Next year’s festival will feature 15 sports, including Action Cricket, Soccer 5’s, Dragon Boating, Golf, Karting, Lawn Bowls, Netball and Running – to name a few. 3rd SA have also decided to include Mountain biking and Tag Rugby for the 2013 Games which is sure to be a popular selection amongst Athletes.

Over the 3-4 days that the Cape Town Corporate Games will be held, participants will enjoy competing with friends and foes, as well as experience the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism.

Organisations which participated in this year’s Games are already preparing and strengthening their teams for next year.  The Corporate Games received a tremendous welcome in Cape Town, and the response has been extraordinary.

Many participants and sponsors have given feedback and this is what they had to say:

Bongani Moyo from the PEP Central Office
“New bursts of energy and friendships have been ignited by taking part in the Corporate Games as the PEP Cape Town Team. To have your family and colleagues shout your name in encouragement is fantastic . We had a great, successful and enjoyable experience. It was such a great way to build spirit and to be proudly PEP. Thank you to everyone involved off and on the field of play. Let’s do it again in 2013.”

D. Bolton, Human Resource Generalist at Cape Union Mart Head Office
“Very well organised, very professional and knowledgeable staff. I can’t wait for next year.”

Lauren Peters from Spur Corporation Brand Activation Manager
“Spur Corporation is proud to be a sponsor of the first Cape Town Corporate Games. The event was enjoyed by all, not only our team participants but also by the spectators, and although our golfers did not win any trophies our dragon boat team managed to come out tops in their category. Thank you to “3rd South Africa” for bringing this event to Cape Town and executing it in such a professional manner.”

The expectation for next year is very high and the Cape Town team is confident that they will be exceeding them. This will undoubtedly be the event of the year and everyone is excited to see what the 2013 Corporate Games will bring.