San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup 2015 presentd by H-E-B

Yes, it's one more day spent with your coworkers, but it's only half a Saturday and you can wear shorts!  Plus if you work for a really cool company, there's probably a free team t-shirt involved.  And if you work for a really cool AND successful company, it might even be dry fit.

Each team designates a team captain or co-captains if necessary.  Team captains then recruit fellow employees to fill 84 competition slots across 13 events.  Participants will get a bib number and hopefully a t-shirt from your captain along with all of the necessary information to get you through event day.  Training is up to you – we just want you to show up on time June 3, game face ready. Check out a few event changes below along with our annual favorites.




Competitive Events

We proudly offer six competitive events for the weekend warriors who have yet to accept that their college glory days are over.  You know who you are.
Acelity 5K Run –The chip-timed 5K kicks off the Corporate Cup as the first event of the day so it's a great chance to put some points on the board for your team and get the momentum going.  The course is mainly trail running through the beautiful backside of the UIW campus so it's easy on the knees!  The gun fires shortly after the 7:30am opening ceremony, which means cooler temperatures and first in line at the Miller Lite Beer Garden.
University Health System 3v3 Basketball Tournament - Air up your ball, lace up your old sneakers and don't forget to stretch.  Competition is fierce and we've seen some really tall players during the first few years, so come ready to block out and shot fake often. The Convocation Center and Wellness Center run simultaneous division tournaments – be sure you go to the right gym.  And don't worry, it's only half court.  No need to bring oxygen.
FirstMark Credit Union Dodgeball Tournament "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball."  See you on the tennis courts for this fast-moving, ball-flying and trash-talking tournament of crazy fun. 
Security Service Federal Credit Union Tug of War An instant Corporate Cup favorite battled out on the infield of the football stadium.  Competition will be bracketed and single-elimination. Hold on for dear life and don't forget to wear gloves.  Cleats are optional, but no metal spikes are allowed.
Valero Energy Foundation 4x100M Relay This classic and exciting track and field event serves as the grand finale to the Corporate Cup.  Professionally timed, video-taped and officiated, this event will make you feel young again, until you wake up the next morning.
Covenant 4x50M Swim Relay We can all agree that even the early days of summer can get really hot in San Antonio.  Now you can offer a swim relay for your employees who can’t take the heat, which means more room to spread out. Never fear, if you don’t have a Michael Phelps or Missy Franklin on your team, for this four-person relay any stroke or turn goes!

Skill Events

Understandably, not all employees are die-hards, which is why we have created six fun events that open up the field of competition to just about everyone.  Come early, be loud, stay late and be as accurate as you can.
NuStar Energy Golf Chipping If you have never chipped golf balls from the infield of a softball diamond, you haven't lived.  Bring your favorite wedge and we'll provide the balls.  Warm-up areas are provided.
Corner Store Corn Toss What exactly is corn toss?  It's cornhole for you Midwesterners, bean bag toss, or tailgating competition at its finest.  No equipment necessary unless you toss better with a cold beer in your non-throwing hand. 
CPS Energy Soccer Kicks Relive your youth by kicking medium-sized soccer balls into peewee goals from three distances.
Miller Lite Football Throw For all the Broadway Joe wannabes out there, this event is for you.  Mini footballs will be provided as you throw at targets from three distances.
The Capital Group Frisbee Toss Tossing a Frisbee is like riding a bike but don't underestimate the importance of a little practice with your partner before event day. One person tosses, one person catches with 25 chances and fastest time to win.
Rackspace Sack Race This is not your 3rd grade, nostalgic potato sack race.  It's a fun, fast and furious relay with four team members hopping a total of 100m. Top finishers advance by heat until the final round.  Fastest hoppers take all.  Staying on your feet is optional. 

Wellness Events

Humana 2K Wellness Walk Come one, come all.  This good-for-you event is for everyone and anyone, including family members of company employees, although pets are prohibited.  Up to 25 finishers will be scored for overall team points.  In the case that this event causes school-aged flashbacks of not getting picked for the team, we apologize in advance.




UIW Athletics T-Shirt Contest

If your team is uncertain about the company athletic talent pool then be sure to participate in the annual t-shirt contest sponsored by the UIW Athletic Department.  

You'll be judged on...

  1. Creative use of your company logo
  2. Clever slogan
  3. Most original artwork

How to Enter
Submit a company t-shirt at the Corporate Cup Information & Solutions tent between 8am – 11am on event day. View this form for more information.
*Results from the Corporate Cup T-Shirt Contest will not be factored into the overall scoring process for the Corporate Cup division competitions.




Valero Energy Foundation Team Tailgate Contest

Valero Energy FoundationSince our 2012 inaugural year, we’ve noticed a real theme with this event – companies love to tailgate.  Clearly, all of our participants have had some experience with popping tents, pre-game grilling and gearing up for the big event.  We’ve seen great looking tents, lounge furniture, company spirit and even an “Around the World” beer theme.  We want to reward you for your planning and hard work. 

Teams will be judged by division and 1st place finishers will be recognized as the winner of the Valero Team Tailgate Contest.  Décor, themes and overall company spirit will be  apart of the contest criteria. More information will be provided as we get closer, but no official entry will be necessary.  Show up, do your thing and judges will be roaming around and checking it all out.  Good luck and happy tailgating!




Event Equipment List

Download the official equipment list.




Events Quick Links

Humana 2k Wellness Walk Acelity 5k Run Corner Store Corn Toss
CPS Energy Soccer Kicks Competition Miller Lite Football Throw Competition Security Service Federal Credit Union Tug of War Competition
The Capital Group Frisbee Toss University Health System 3v3 Basketball Tournament Covenant 4x50m Swim Relay
FirstMark Credit Union Dodgeball Tournament NuStar Energy Golf Chipping Competition Rackspace Sack Race
Valero Energy Foundation 4x100m Relay

Event Listing

Humana 2K Wellness Walk


Teams: • No limit on per-team entries
Event Format: • All participants will walk the course
• The first 25 finishers from each team will be awarded 4 points.
Point System: • 100 point maximum per team
• Participants must have a bib number from which the tab will be collected at the finish line

Acelity 5K Run


Teams: • 8 runner limit per team
Race Format: • There will be 4 different age divisions (U30) (30-39) (40-49) (50+).
• Points will be awarded to each individual male and female to place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their respective age divisions.
• Racers will be timed using transponder chips.
Point System: •For Division 1, 2 and 3 teams whose top 5 runners across all age divisions finish with the lowest cumulative place points will be awarded 100 points, 90 points will be awarded to the team with
the 2nd lowest cumulative points and points will move down incrementally from there until the 8th place team has been awarded 30 points. 10 points will be awarded to the 9th place team
and all teams that finish below 9th place. In the event that teams finish with the same amount of points, each team will be awarded full points for that particular place. For the Division 4 team whose top 3 runners finish with the lowest cumulative points, the above scoring system applies.

Corner Store Corn Toss


Teams: • Teams will consist of 4 people, 2 males and 2 females.
Competition Format: • One at a time, each team member will lob 4 corn-filled bags to the board set 24 feet away. Each person will throw twice. The player will score 10 points for each bag that goes into the hole in the board and 5 points for each bag that lands and stays on the board. Any bag that hits the ground before hitting the board is "dead" and won't be eligible to score points even if it bounces onto the board. The four players' points will be added together to produce the team's total points. A bag on the board that is knocked into the hole scores an additional 3 points.
• Time limit will be 4 minutes.
Point System: • Teams will be awarded amount of points earned during event. All points before the time limit expires will be counted.

CPS Energy Soccer Kicks Competition


Teams: • Teams will consist of 4 members, one of which must be female.
Event Format: • One at a time, each member of the team will take 3 shots on a mini goal at three distances.
• Goals will be placed at distances of 10, 15, and 20 yards and will be worth 5, 10, and 20 points respectively.
• Teams should bring their own ball for warm up.
• Time limit will be 4 minutes.
• Teams will be awarded the amount of points earned during the event.
Point System: • All points earned before time limit will be counted.

Miller Lite Football Throw Competition


Teams: • Teams will consist of 4 members, one of which must be female.
Competition Format: • Each team member will throw 3 footballs at a target placed at distances of 5, 10, and 15 yards, worth 5, 10 and 20 points respectively.
• Competing teams should bring their own football for warm-up.
• Time limit will be 4 minutes.
• Teams will be awarded the amount of points earned during the event.
Point System: • All points earned before time limit will be counted.

Security Service FCU Tug of War


Teams: • Each team will consist of 4 men and 4 women
Competition Format:• The competition will be single elimination in a bracket format.
• The winning team must pull the losing team 5 yards so that the rope marker crosses the line.
• Rubber or plastic cleats and gloves are allowed. No metal spikes are allowed.
• Participants must stay on their feet and not sit, kneel, or lie down. The rope must not wrap around any participant.
• Winning teams will continue to advance in their division until the overall winner has been declared.
Point System: • 100 points will be awarded to the 1st place team; 80 points will be awarded to the 2nd place team. The 3rd/4th place teams who lose the semi-final matches will each be awarded 60 points and teams who finish 5th – 8th and lose in the quarterfinals will receive 40 points each. All other teams will receive 10 points.

The Capital Group Frisbee Toss

Teams: • Teams to consist of two persons, one male and one female.
Tournament Format: • One team member will throw 25 frisbees, one at a time, to the other team member 20 yards away. Frisbees caught will be placed into a bin.
• Each frisbee caught and placed in the bin is worth 5 points.
• Time limit will be 4 minutes.
Point System: • All points earned before the time limit will be counted.

University Health System HS 3v3 Basketball Tournament


Rules: Click here to download the rules.
Teams: • Teams will consist of 3-5 players
Tournament Format:• The tournament will be a single elimination bracket format. Games will be played in running time.
• Players may sub on and off only while their team is inbounding, in case of injury, or during a timeout.
• Teams will be given 3 minutes warm up on the competition court prior to each game.
- Teams will advance in their brackets until a winner emerges.
Point System: • 100 points will be awarded to the 1st place team; 80 points will be awarded to the 2nd place team. The 3rd/4th place teams who lose the semi-final matches will each be awarded 60 points and teams who finish 5th – 8th and lose in the quarterfinals will receive 40 points each. All other teams will receive 10 points.

Covenant 4x50m Swim Relay


Teams: • Teams will consist of 4 members, 2 males and 2 females (can be more females)
Event Format: • Each member of the relay team will swim a distance of 50 meters in any swimming style. Starting blocks will not be allowed.
• Relay teams will be pre-assigned heats by division. All heats will be timed finals.
• 6 lanes will be used for competition; 2 lanes used for warm-up.
Point System: 100 points will be awarded to the 1st place team, 90 points will be awarded to the 2nd place team and points will move down incrementally until the 8th place team has been awarded 30 points. All team that finish below 8th place will also be awarded 10 points.

FirstMark Credit Union Dodgeball Tournament


Rules: Click here to download.
Teams: •Teams will consist of 6-8 players, at least 2 of which must be female.
Tournament Format:• 6 players, 2 of which must be female, will start each game. Remaining players will be substitutes who may enter during timeouts, in the event of injury, or as a player re-entering the game as the result of a catch.
• Matches are best of 3 and the tournament is single elimination. Each game will have a 5 minute time limit after which the team with the most players still on the court will win. If teams have the same number of players then the game will go into "sudden death" where the first team to get an opposing player out will win.
• The object of the game is to eliminate all opposing players by getting them "OUT". This may be done by hitting an opposing player with a LIVE thrown ball below the shoulders or by catching a LIVE ball thrown by your opponent before it touches the ground.
• A live ball is defined as a ball that has not touched anything between being thrown and striking a player.
• Each team will be allowed one 30 second time out per game during which players may sub on and off.
• There will be 6 active balls on the court and it will be a violation for either team to control all 6 balls for more than 5 seconds.
Point System: • 100 points will be awarded to the 1st place team; 80 points will be awarded to the 2nd place team. The 3rd/4th place teams who lose the semi-final matches will each be awarded 60 points and teams who finish 5th – 8th and lose in the quarterfinals will receive 40 points each. All other teams will receive 10 points.

NuStar Energy Golf Chipping Competition

Teams: • Teams will consist of 4 members, at least one of which must be female.
Competition Format: • One at a time, each team member will chip 5 balls from a distance of 40 yards into 3 progressively larger circles surrounding a flag.
• The smallest circle will be worth 10 points, the middle circle 5 points, and the outermost circle 2 points. Holes-in-one are worth 25 points.
• The "on deck" team will get an opportunity to practice chipping balls on a different part of the field. Competitors will bring their own golf clubs.
Point System: • 100 points will be awarded to the 1st place team; 80 points will be awarded to the 2nd place team. The 3rd/4th place teams who lose the semi-final matches will each be awarded 60 points and teams who finish 5th – 8th and lose in the quarterfinals will receive 40 points each. All other teams will receive 10 points.

Rackspace Sack Race

Teams: • Each relay team will consist of 4 members, 2 males and 2 females.
Relay Format: • Each member of the relay team will hop a distance of 25 meters before handing a sack off to their team's next positioned participant until each team's last positioned participant (Anchor) has crossed the 100 meter finish line.
• First and second place teams in each heat advance to a final heat (depending on division size).
Scoring System: • 100 points will be awarded to the 1st place team, 90 points will be awarded to the 2nd place team and points will move down incrementally until the 8th place team has been awarded 30 points. All team that finish below 8th place will also be awarded 10 points.

Valero Energy Foundation 4x100m Relay


Teams: • Each relay team will consist of 2 males and 2 females.
Relay Format: • Each member of the relay team will run a distance of 100 meters before handing a baton off to their team's next positioned runner until each team's last positioned runner (anchor) has crossed the finish line.
• All races are timed finals, no preliminary heats.
• Track spikes are allowed.
Point System: • 100 points will be awarded to the 1st place team, 90 points will be awarded to the 2nd place team and points will move down incrementally until the 8th place team has been awarded 30 points. All teams that finish below 10th place will also be awarded 10 points