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Sporting events for charity - any ideas?

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to find out some Zurich-area options for team-participation sporting events suitable for corporate teams, preferably which raise money/awareness for international charity.

I'd personally like to find something on the more ridiculous side (bathtub racing on the lake*, etc) but I doubt that would get approved by The Powers That Be, so all suggestions mundane or crazy are most welcomed.


*I don't know if there is bathtub racing on the lake, but there should be!
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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to find out some Zurich-area options for team-participation sporting events suitable for corporate teams, preferably which raise money/awareness for international charity.

I'd personally like to find something on the more ridiculous side (bathtub racing on the lake*, etc) but I doubt that would get approved by The Powers That Be, so all suggestions mundane or crazy are most welcomed.


*I don't know if there is bathtub racing on the lake, but there should be!
We've always done golf days in Australia. Teams of 4 scramble format (4 players hit team takes best shot all 4 players hit from where best shot finished).

Its a lot different here with the license to play golf concept though.

5 or 6 a side football I've also seen but not done. Bit more sweaty.
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Its a lot different here with the license to play golf concept though.
License.. to play golf? I think my brain just exploded.
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Cow tipping?





Ok, joking. Cow tipping is not funny.
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License.. to play golf? I think my brain just exploded.
Go and try to play without a handicap certificate. They will enroll you in the learn to play golf course and when you can pass the playing test you can play. I believe its 12 over or better for 6 holes at the local course. Not sure what they do other places as 6 hole courses are rare.

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Re: Sporting events for charity - any ideas?

On a more serious note, you could look into Hornussen, which is a unique Swiss sport that few non-Swiss would have even heard off. In switzerland i assume everyone has heard if it but few play it, so likely to be a good leveller to emphasize fun and charity over serious competitiveness. I've never played it but assume there's something fun about it since it's an established and growing sport.
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Re: Sporting events for charity - any ideas?

why not organize a hike and raise some money at the end after reaching the top of the mountain.
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Re: Sporting events for charity - any ideas?

@Cheesey - unfortunately no corporate cow tipping events. It'd be hard getting sponsored, branded cows, anyway. As for Hurnussen... that might actually work, from a certain POV. Will look into leagues and charity matches.

@federal - we're looking for events that are a little more high profile than internally organized - something where we can show the corporate colours on TV... mediagenic CSR sort of stuff.
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Re: Sporting events for charity - any ideas?

Around here they have a few soap box derby's but unfortunatley for you they are only for the kids.

Quite a few people I know do this in running races or triathaolons around here.

If you want to wait until December, you can always do this around the Escalade in Geneve, many teams compete.

And probably the best one I know of is the dragon boat race for cancer-- here are the details http://www.paddleforcancer.ch/fest_org.html takes place 2 Sept. on Lac de Joux
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Around here they have a few soap box derby's but unfortunatley for you they are only for the kids.

Quite a few people I know do this in running races or triathaolons around here.

If you want to wait until December, you can always do this around the Escalade in Geneve, many teams compete.

And probably the best one I know of is the dragon boat race for cancer-- here are the details http://www.paddleforcancer.ch/fest_org.html takes place 2 Sept. on Lac de Joux
Pity about the soap-box derby, but I think a dragon boat team might be an idea...

Thanks!
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Re: Sporting events for charity - any ideas?

Tug of War?

How about... a kind of community games event?
You could have - Throw the welly (LOL) 3 legged race, egg and spoon, Sack race. . . All the old games played as kids
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