The motto of the Quad-Cities Corporate Games is: “To promote physical activity, general physical fitness and volunteerism to employees of Quad Cities area businesses, municipalities and government entities through competitive sports and recreational events.’’
Rock Valley Physical Therapy lives the promotion of fitness, an active lifestyle and has long been a corporate leader in community volunteerism. Each day has been — and will always be — about “Making Better Lives.’’
Working as a unit — from June 1 through July 31, 2021, — competing in a bevy of events, living teamwork, company pride and corporate wellness through healthy competition, Rock Valley Physical Therapy captured the Division I championship of the inaugural Quad Cities Corporate Games.
Rock Valley outdistanced its next closest competitor — the City of Bettendorf (Iowa) — by over 4,000 points. Rock Valley and its dedicated group of associates, paced the competition with a whopping 16,268 points. The City of Bettendorf followed with 11,765 points, and MidAmerican Energy captured bronze with 9,918 points.
In all, eight corporate entities locally competed in the Division I category, while 10 Quad-Cities-based businesses gave their all in the spirit of competition in the Division II category.
Over twenty different team and individual events and competitions were offered throughout the Quad Cities and included both competitive and non-competitive as well as in-person and virtual events. From bowling to bocce, to 3 on 3 basketball; from disc golf to dodgeball;, from pickle ball to volleyball and tug of war, opportunities were at every turn.
Through teamwork fueled by a tremendous sense of bettering the community, Rock Valley flourished. More importantly, it answered the bell to better the lives of others.
The Quad Cities Corporate Games selected the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities as its charity partner for 2021. The Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities has been providing life-altering, outpatient physical, occupational, speech, and feeding therapy to kids with developmental disabilities and delays throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois since 1949. Throughout its 70-plus year history, the Children’s Therapy Center has never turned a child away due to the family’s inability to pay for needed services. Currently, over 70 percent of the services provided each year are not reimbursed, so community support is vital to the continuation of their mission. A portion of company entry fees were donated to the Children’s Therapy Center
Registration for the 2022 Quad Cities Corporate Games will open in December of 2021.
By: Johnny Marx, Storyteller