After five weeks of fun-filled community events, team DENSO took 2nd place in the Southfield Corporate Community Cup competition! Veoneer took 1st place with 20 final points, while DENSO came in close with 16 points! We would like to give a HUGE thank you to all associates for their support, and especially recognize the associates listed below that participated in the Community Cup events.
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Some of the biggest names in the Southfield business community, including DIAM, are squared off to show who has the most community spirit! The Southfield Corporate Community Cup Challenge was a series of fun events promoting team-building, fitness, friendly competition, and raising donations for a good cause. The more events DIAM wins, the more points we’ll earn in an attempt to win the Community Cup!
Teams of DIAM associates volunteered to compete against other companies in a series of events. Check out our associate teams below, plus final event and the closing ceremony details:
DIAM Kickball Team
Matt Buchanan, Jamie Steinburger, Roger Malcom, Rachel Cho, Jonathan Zook, Andrew Deacon, Joseph Roden, Greg Randisi, Thomas Kolpasky, Jeffrey Grignon, Tomi Saveski
Trivia Quiz Bowl Team
Cynthia Marchetti, Sharon McKenzie, Nick Wilson, Keara Donohue, Jessica Lanasky
Sand Volley Ball Team
Zach Rogers, Amber Schultz, Andrew Mueller, Bryan Moore, David West, Greg Randisi, Greg Westrick, Jonathan Zook, Joseph Roden, Joshua Tirla, Kelly Hetzner, Lina Rigney, Matthew Johnson, Thomas Kolpasky
Amazing Race Around Southfield Team
Andrew Deacon, Ashok Krishnan, Tomi Saveski, Melissa Smith
Each company decorated a banner with their company and partnered school name. Tiara Smith, engineering manager of Cockpit Systems 4, and her kids volunteered to design DENSO’s banner. Tiara’s kids attended McIntyre Elementary School, the Southfield school DENSO’s partnered with for the competition. Banners were awarded points based on creativity.
Here’s where the good cause came in. Throughout the competition, each company collected donations of school supplies for Southfield Public Schools. The more supplies collected, the more points earned. DENSO collected:
On Thursday, Aug. 9, all associates were invited to attend the Community Cup closing ceremony at the Southfield Civic Center. At the event, all school supplies collected from each business were tallied. School buses carrying the supplies arrived while the Levy Middle School Marching Band performed. Finally, the winner of the Community Cup was announced.