As a result, Magnovo’s Bike-a-Thon™ charity event did more than boost team skills – it raised community spirits and gave fresh hope to local families.
Berkely Agribusiness’s Dedication Gets the Job Done
From the moment the event began, the dedication of this group overtook all else. We had about 75 participants on this hot, humid day at the Glenn Oaks Country Club. The event was to take place outside on a covered veranda, which offered shade but did little for keeping us cool.
Luckily, the country club was breathtaking, which may have helped encourage participation in our outdoor event. We didn’t lose anybody to the weather, although it would have been easy to make excuses to step inside for the air conditioning.
It was obvious that this group was no stranger to putting business at the forefront, or in this case, the Bike-a-Thon™. Their dedication took the reigns and they didn’t stop until the challenge was completed.
Making a Difference for Children and Family Urban Movement
The theme for the three-day meeting was “What Does Greatness Look Like?” and the Bike-a-Thon™ charity event tied in perfectly. Participants were able to connect how greatness isn’t just what’s inside each of them, but how they can combine their talents to contribute something much larger than their individual efforts.
Overall, the team built 12 bicycles that would be donated to the Children and Family Urban Movement. This organization is dedicated to helping children and families in the Des Moines community recognize their potential by providing support for education and healthy living, and encouraging community engagement.
The team was not expecting to donate five of the twelve bicycles on the spot. Leaders from the Children and Family Urban Movement brought five of the children with them to accept their gifts and extend a personal thanks. They also carried a homemade banner that each of the twelve recipients had signed to show their appreciation.
It was a positive end to the Bike-a-Thon™, sealing the event’s success by giving tangibility to the group’s impact on the community.
Successful Team Training in Des Moines, IA
We brought the group together for a quick debriefing before we concluded. The energy was still high from seeing the happy children receiving their bikes, making it an event to remember.