As a company well-versed in fundraising and community improvement, Aqueduct Capital Group is already heavily invested in improving the lives of others. But their last team training event showed them a new way they can help fulfill the needs of others.
Finding Strength in Numbers in Washington, D.C.
It was a chilly week in Washington, D.C., with the end of the year holidays just around the corner. Congress was in session deciding on some very important national bills that would influence the country. But the folks at Aqueduct Capital Group were busy making their own important decisions, ones that would determine how quickly they would be able to build a bicycle from the ground up.
This small group of about 15 participants decided there was no better time than just before the holidays to spend a little time with each other while also helping their community. They convened at the Ritz Carlton, which offered a cheerful, upscale, pleasant atmosphere for the day’s activities.
After a day filled with year-end meetings, the group members enjoyed a few libations before transitioning into the highly anticipated team event – the Magnovo Bike-a-Thon.
This event focused on teams playing games, answering questions, and working together to build bicycles from the ground up. The icing on the cake was when the team learned that local children from Houston Elementary School would be receiving these bikes.
Though their numbers were few, the day’s agenda would soon prove that their strengths were far greater than their individuality.
Aqueduct Gives Back During the Holiday Season
Fun games and trials filled the air, giving team members a challenging yet rewarding activity. Though never backing off from their competitive spirit, they knew that the children receiving the bikes would be the true winners.
Darryl Webster from Houston Elementary School stopped by the event before they adjourned. He wanted to deliver his personal thanks and let the group know that the bikes would be going to children from traumatic backgrounds. Mr. Webster shared a powerful speech on mental illness to bring awareness to the cause he so fervently believed in, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
The team was all the more gracious to donate the bikes to the school, knowing that they were able to make a difference this Christmas.