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The Centre on Philanthropy successfully hosted its ninth annual ‘Give Back Games’ beach-style Olympics at Horseshoe Bay on Tuesday, September 12th as 10 leading international companies competed to raise money for their chosen local charities.

It was a fun-filled day of team building for the companies who competed in games such as flipper and shark Relays, blindfolded water relay, a sand sculpting competition and other intensely fun games aimed at testing the competitors’ athleticism.

Appleby (Bermuda) Ltd. won the day and $10,250 for their charity SCARS, which included a $500 cash prize for winning the facebook challenge prior to the games. Appleby celebrated after sweeping to the finish gaining the best scores over the ten games.

Tokio Millennium Re won the second-place spot, winning an extra five points for winning the Sand Sculpting Competition and an additional $500 for their charity, PALS who received $8,250.

Third place overall went to CHUBB who won $7,000 on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The following companies competed for these chosen local charities:

Appleby (Bermuda) Ltd.SCARS
Arch Reinsurance Ltd.Bermuda Society for The Blind
Argo GroupBermuda foundation for Insurance Studies
CHUBB Tempest ReBig Brothers Big Sisters
Guy CarpenterYouthNet
Hamilton Re Ltd.Endeavour Community Sailing
Tokio Millennium RePALS
Validus GroupMeals on Wheels
XL CatlinThe Coalition for the Protection of Children
Zurich BermudaAction on Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Elaine Butterfield, executive director said: “We were all winners today, especially the non-profits of Bermuda and the community of needs that they serve. The games are an excellent opportunity to give our charities a little ‘bolster’ and to show how much we appreciate all that they do to make Bermuda a better place. Thank you to all the corporate teams for your ‘hard work’ and thank you for caring enough to do it.

“Shirlene White, volunteer coordinator at The Centre on Philanthropy did an excellent job as Team Leader and we thank our team and every volunteer for being a part of our success. The sun, sand, sweat and hard work made for a most successful event!

“At the end of the day, over $54,000 was shared between the 10 teams for their charities with the teams coming in at 4th to 10th place receiving $4,000 each. Therefore, everyone was a winner and we would like to again thank the participating corporations for their most valued gifts of time, energy and treasure.”

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