In 2017, the Show-Me State Games kicked off the first ever Columbia Corporate Challenge. The Columbia Corporate Challenge is an event that offers companies the chance to work on team building, community involvement, as well as health and wellness, while competing against other businesses.

Our inaugural event offered eight sporting events in conjunction with the existing Show-Me State Games activities and featured 100 participants including athletes and volunteers. Points are earned through volunteer opportunities with the Show-Me State Games, as well as finishes in each Corporate Challenge sporting event.

In 2017, there were nearly 100 participants representing their companies in the Challenge. One of the participants was quoted as saying, “I really enjoyed the thought of competing against other Corporations to help create a team atmosphere at our corporation and to have good competition with other companies.”


Employees will form “teams” of up to 15 participants. The Corporate Challenge will run Saturday and Sunday, July 21-July 29. Each company can enter more than one team. The schedule of events and number of participants allowed per sport is as follows*:

Golf (team scramble)
Number of Participants: 4
Location: A.L. Gustin Golf Course
Date: July 21, a.m. tee times

Cycling (19 miles)
Number of Participants: 4
Location: Hatton-McCredie Elementary School
Date: July 21, 8 a.m.

Bowling, 9-pin no tap
Number of Participants: 6
Location: AMF Town and Country Lanes
Date: July 28, 3 p.m.

5K Run
Number of Participants: 8
Location: At Sudbury Dr., North of the entrance to Bethel Park
Date: July 29, 8 a.m.

Softball (team co-ed)
Number of Participants: Minimum of 10
Location: Rainbow Softball Center
Date:  July 28 & 29, times TBA

Disc Golf (2 rounds)
Number of Participants: 4
Location: Albert Oakland Park
Date: July 28, 10 a.m.

Number of Participants: up to 25
Location/Date: At any event throughout the summer

*Click here for full event information, including point system and registration details.*


Columbia Corporate Challenge Winner

Shelter Insurance finished with the highest number of points to take home the championship plaque.

Sign Up!

Deadline to Register:  July 11, 2017

Please mail your registration form in by July 10 to: Julie White, Show-Me State Games Office, 1400 Rock Quarry Rd., Entrance #5, Columbia, MO 65211, or submit by email at:, or by fax at: 573-884-2101.