United Way of Central Oklahoma kicked off the United Way Pacesetter Campaign with its annual Pacesetter Games on Thursday on the lawn at American Fidelity.
Pacesetters are those businesses and organizations that run early United Way campaigns between June and September, setting the tone for more than 1,500 workplace campaigns that will take place in the fall.
Funds raised through workplace giving help fund local programs that are addressing our community’s most critical needs.
Emceed by 2014 United Way Campaign Chair Carl Edwards, of Price Edwards & Co., and 2014 United Way Pacesetter Chair David Rainbolt, of BancFirst, the island-themed event was a competitive and enthusiastic kickoff with 25 corporate teams and United Way Partner Agencies participating. Guests enjoyed hot dogs and beverages provided by Integris Health.
Team Integris was named Pacesetter Games champion, with Valliance Bank’s three-man team coming in second place and the YWCA placing third. The Spirit Award was given to VI Marketing and Branding. Tropical trophies also were given to winners of the team T-shirt design contest, with The Education & Employment Ministry (TEEM) receiving the award in the “homemade” category and Integris taking home the title in the “professionally designed” group.