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Sports Backers announce 'Walmart Biz Bowl' corporate games event for Sept. 29

RICHMOND, VA – Sports Backers today announced the inaugural ‘Walmart Biz Bowl’ to take place on Saturday, September 29 at the River City Sportsplex. The corporate-themed challenge offers companies from around the Richmond region the opportunity to enter teams and compete against each other in a variety of sports, activities, and fitness challenges during the field-day style event.

Registration for teams is now open at www.sportsbackers.org, and to help kick off the event Sports Backers held a Biz Bowl field day to demonstrateWalmart BizBowl several events, including tug of war and tricycle races. This field day provided a glimpse of the fun, competitive nature of the Walmart Biz Bowl and allows companies to start their preparations for the new event.

“Walmart is proud to partner with Sports Backers for the Walmart Biz Bowl to support healthy and active workplaces,” said Keith Morris, Senior Director of Community Relations for Walmart. “We believe in the importance of workplace wellness and employee wellbeing and this will provide a fun opportunity for team building and engagement.”

The event is open to all businesses in the Richmond region. The companies will compete based on the total number of employees they have in Richmond, with categories of ‘Small Business’ (less than 50 employees), ‘Medium Business’ (51 – 249 employees) and ‘Large Business’ (more than 250 employees). Scoring will vary depending on the sport or activity, with competitive team and individual events as well as participatory activities such as yoga and a one-mile trail loop for walking and running.

“Sports Backers is committed to building healthy communities, and the Walmart Biz Bowl is an innovative way to encourage and celebrate active workplaces,” said Meghan Keogh, event director for Sports Backers. “We’re looking forward to a great event and to having participants from businesses all across Richmond showing off their skills.”

Walmart Biz Bowl gives employees from entry level to CEO a chance to mingle in a relaxed, fun environment outside of work as well as a chance to network with the other participating companies. The games also provide an opportunity for all employees to compete on equal footing as they work together to achieve success.

FeedMore will serve as the official event charity of the Walmart Biz Bowl. As Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization, FeedMore collects, prepares, and distributes food to neighbors in need. Biz Bowl participants and teams can donate to FeedMore in a variety of ways: during online registration for the event, through office food drives ahead of the event, and through volunteer opportunities with FeedMore leading up to the event.

For more information and registration for the Walmart Biz Bowl, please visit www.sportsbackers.org.

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