Three-legged races, watermelon-eating contests and water balloon volleyball are just a few of the ways the CompHealth locum tenens division celebrated at its Town Hall meeting July 14 at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City.
Participants in the various team events earned bicycle parts, including wheels, seats and handlebars, and assembled 20 children's bicycles for local schools. Ten of the bicycles were donated to Woodrow Wilson Elementary, and 10 went to Kearns Junior High, both United Way Community Learning Centers.
Teams also decorated flip flops and donated them to The Center for Women & Children in Crisis, a United Way partner that provides shelter and support for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assualt. The division capped off the event with ice cream from a local ice cream truck.
"The event was very engaging for all the of the 300+ in attendance," says Tracy Horsley, senior manager of the payroll, licensing and housing divisions. "We first enjoyed an update on how our division was doing, which included highlights on both sales and Business Partner teams. There was something for everyone: water balloon frisbee, ladder golf, three-legged races and, of course, my favorite -- a watermelon-eating race."
Tracy notes that the locum tenens division is very competitive and though there weren't prizes, the bragging rights were important -- though they weren't the most important part of the event.
"The best thing about our Town Hall was what came out of it," Tracy shares. "It was giving back to the community with shoes, books and hygiene kits, and the grand finale was the bikes. We truly hope that there isn't a class-action lawsuit for bikes falling apart!"