MRIGlobal Wins Gold in Kansas City Corporate Challenge
Second Consecutive Year as Division D Champions
(Kansas City, MO) July 13, 2012 – For the second year in a row, MRIGlobal is the Kansas City Corporate Challenge winner in Division D.
“We are so proud of our team,” said Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., MRIGlobal President and CEO. “The same passion, tenacity, smarts, and grit the staff brings to their work, shines through on the track, in the pool, and on the basketball court. Attacking a good challenge is part of our culture.”
This is the 33rd year for Kansas City Corporate Challenge, an Olympic-type event that allows Kansas City area corporations interact with each other through a variety of sporting events.
MRIGlobal competes against corporate teams in Division D for employers with 360 to 579 employees.
“Corporate Challenge is a commitment of time and training, and it’s a great deal of fun,” said Reachel Beichley, MRIGlobal General Counsel and Corporate Challenge Team Captain. “It’s an MRIGlobal tradition. Some of us train for it all year long, so the win is that much sweeter.”
Active in Corporate Challenge for much of the past 20 years, MRIGlobal has won its division eight times.
Corporate Challenge events include running, soccer, basketball, volleyball, dodge ball, fishing, bowling, weightlifting, golf, pool, darts, racquetball, horseshoes, softball, track, tennis, table tennis, trapshooting, biking, half marathon, and tug of war. Proceeds from the event support Special Olympics Kansas City Metro.
MRIGlobal, a not-for-profit research and development organization, delivers global solutions in national security and defense, energy and environment, life and animal sciences, agriculture and food safety, and transportation. The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering and program integration and management for clients in government, industry and academia. Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., operates in nine states and Washington, D.C., and manages more than 3,300 employees.
The organization is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy. MRIGlobal established and manages SolarTAC and supports the National Energy Technology Laboratory for the DOE to develop technologies for clean coal, carbon management, energy efficiency and techno/economic analysis of energy systems.
For more information, visit www.mriglobal.org.