The 1980’s were back in full force at Optimus SBR on Thursday, November 15th as our team came together for the sixth annual Play it Forward event in support of two local charities. A joint collaboration between our employee-led Corporate Social Responsibility and Social committees, Play it Forward combines live action games with silent auctions and raffle prizes to raise money for our partner charities. This year the Optimus team was able to raise an outstanding $24,000, a 185% increase from funds raised last year!
Employees are encouraged to dress up according to the theme, and prizes are awarded for Best Costume. To help drive donations, participants in the live action games represent all areas and levels within the organization, and are placed into tiers based on seniority. Tiers are unlocked as funds are raised, often times far exceeding the published targets. Silent auction items and raffle prizes are generously donated by employees and local businesses, and include golf packages, signed jerseys and cooking lessons.
All proceeds from Play it Forward go to our two partner charities, the Fort York Food Bank and Engage and Change. Please take a few moments to visit their websites for more information on either or to donate.
Special thanks to GiftMagnet for creating our donation site.