The 29th annual Vandalia Corporate Challenge finished up another year. The Challenge pits 14 teams from businesses in Vandalia in athletic and other events over six days.
This year is the first time in which the challenge ended in a tie. Teams from Inteva and the Vandalia-Butler City Schools tied for first place and, when given an option for a tie breaker, decided to remain co-champions.
A new part of the challenge this year was a charitable giving event. Each team chose a charity to support, and each night of competition participants were given the opportunity to drop money into buckets representing the team and their charity.
The winner was determined by who raised the most money, and that team got to donate half of all the money collected to their charity. The other half was donated to the charity of the overall winning team.
A total of $4,537 was raised. The Crossroads Rehabilitation and Nursing Center raised the most money of the 14 teams. They chose to donate their half, or $2,269, to Hannah’s Treasure Chest.
With the overall tie, Inteva and Vandalia-Butler Schools split the other half. Inteva donated $1,134 to the Vandalia-Butler Food Pantry, and the school district split their donation between the LaForce Foundation and Bec’s Bunch, the Rebecca Pelfrey Foundation.