Kroc Center hosts the 2nd annual M.L.H. Corporate Games
By Christian Hudson/Micro Memphis reporter
The M.L.H. Corporate games visited the Salvation Army Kroc Center this past week to encourage the unity of wellness and worship in the community.
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare chose the Kroc Center this year because it is new and one of their goals with their wellness program for their associates is to show other outlets in the community where they can get themselves and their families involved in health, fitness and spiritual activities.
“We had volleyball Monday night, basketball Tuesday night, kickball Wednesday night, corn hole Thursday night, dodge ball Friday night, and since today is the last day we are having tug-a-war field day which starts at 1:30pm.” said Sheridan Hibbard the M.L.H. game facilitator. ”So it’s a week event which started Monday through Saturday. This is our 2nd year of this type of event and we have chosen other locations in Memphis to visit later on in the year and years to come.”
The employees of M.L.H. divided the teams in different colors and the different Memphis hospital locations they work at. Employees from Olive Branch, Germantown, South, North and other locations all traveled each day of the week to come together and compete in the games.
“They are really getting live over there.” Said Kelsie Carter, who is a Kroc Center employee. “They’ve been here all week and Sheridan is the guy that is sort of over all these events.”
As the teams went competed back to back in the tug-a-war games, their families and friends stood by in support to cheer them on. As some teams lost in the first rounds, the games did have extra rounds to redeem themselves for another shot at the title.
The winners of the games would win bragging rights and also a certificate that would recognize them as champions of the M.L.H. Corporate Games. At the end of the tug-a-war games the winning team were the associates dressed in yellow from Methodist North Hospital. After all the games have been played, Methodist Healthcare and the Kroc Center can feel accomplished in trying to help people network together and fellowship.” Said Briana Thomas.
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