What is the Omaha Corporate Games?
The Omaha Corporate Games is a company based competition, taking place in the fall, that enables and supports teamwork, company pride and corporate wellness through healthy competition. There are multiple events offered that include both competitive, non-competitive and virtual events.
The purpose of the Omaha Corporate Games is:
- To promote physical activity, general physical fitness and volunteerism to employees of Nebraska businesses, municipalities and government entities through competitive sports and recreational events.
- To provide companies with a platform to promote employee wellness, teamwork and instill company pride through competition in sports and recreational events.
- To provide a perk that companies can use in recruiting/retaining employees
How large does a company have to be to participate in the Omaha Corporate Games?
Companies of all sizes participate in the Omaha Corporate Games. Once registration is complete, companies will be put into divisions based on general company size. Companies fewer than 75 employees are eligible to join with other small companies to compete as one company/team.
When does registration for the Omaha Corporate Games take place?
Company registration for the Omaha Corporate Games begins each January. Registration will continue until the Games hit capacity (estimated at 50 companies for 2021). Companies are encouraged to register early to be guaranteed a spot.
What is the company’s investment for the Omaha Corporate Games?
Prices are as follows
$2,000 until June 1st
$2,500 between June 2-August 2
NOTE: If registering online, there will be a credit card transaction fee added. Companies may also register via email and be invoiced. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Who is eligible to compete?
The Omaha Corporate Games are open to any company, municipality or government agency or department in Nebraska. Participation is for regular employees (full or part-time), interns and retirees. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
How do employees sign-up for events?
In order to participate in the Omaha Corporate Games, employers register online and reserve a spot for the company. Then, the company will pay online. For team sports and limited events, the company administrator or event coordinator will determine who is competing in which events.
What if an employee wants to enter multiple sports and events?
Employees are allowed to enter into multiple sports and events. However, "declaring" your interest does not guarantee your participation in that sport or event if there is a limit set for the amount of employees a company can enter.
How many participants can a company have in each event?
That depends on each event. Companies are encouraged to participate in all events if possible, but are not required. Each event page lists a roster limit. Some in-person events, such as team events, usually have a limit to the number of teams per company can submit, as well as limit on the roster size. Most individual competitive and non-competitive events have no limit on the number of participants.
How do you win events?
All companies will compete against other companies of similar size, depending on number of companies entered, for company plaques in each division. One company will take home the Omaha Corporate Games Title Belt, which will be awarded to the company that accumulates the most points during the Omaha Corporate Games.
Are there company awards?
Champion Banners will also be awarded to the companies with the most points in that event. There are some sports that medals will be awarded to the top three places in each division. Companies will be separated into divisions based on company size.
Are companies required to have uniforms?
Companies are encouraged to be creative and provide a company t-shirt or jersey for their employees in order to show company pride, but uniforms are not required for most events.
How can companies become sponsors?
Sponsorships are available at several different levels. Get exposure for your company while also supporting a unique event. Contact the Nebraska Sports Council Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-471-2544.