On July 18, you could not have asked for a better day to host Chugach Alaska Corporation’s Corporate Recess, which was a fundraiser that supported the Alaska Heart Walk. The sun was bright and shining, and it was a nice, balmy 70 degrees.
Subway provided the catering. Attendees—which included employees from Chugach, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Hilcorp and Arctic Slope Regional Corporation—had the opportunity to pre-register for the main Heart Walk that will be held on September 22. And the highlight of the day was a volleyball tournament that brought out some friendly rivalry between the attending companies.
The tournament ran long and had to end prematurely, though the fun lasted the entire afternoon. Before the volleyball stopped flying, the Chugach team played two games. We won the first game against Alyeska, but lost the second game to Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. We still came out way ahead with the camaraderie and sunshine.
Chugach Team member Lilly Lockyer was thankful to participate, stating, “Attending the Corporate Recess was such a treat! At noon we were greeted with beautiful sunshine at the Springer Park. I really enjoyed the opportunity to have some quality time with my co-workers outside of the office on such a beautiful day!” Lilly went on to say, “I was so happy to see my especially shy co-workers break out of their shell and have fun! I got to learn a lot of interesting skills about my peers, and had a great time while doing it!”
In all, more than 200 corporate neighbors were able to attend the Corporate Recess-slash-Picnic-slash-Volleyball game-slash-fundraiser. Chugach won the award for most money raised, which will all go towards the fundraising efforts that will culminate in the September Heart Walk.
“Chugach Alaska Services (CAS) would like to thank each and every one who helped Chugach support the American Heart Association at the Corporate Recess event. It’s truly an example of how ‘We Build Community’ and it was for a great cause. This is a great start in support of our team effort for the larger Heart Walk event that will be Saturday, September 22 in Downtown Anchorage at the Delaney Park Strip,” said Ryan Kegley, General Manager for CAS.