Event chair Lilly Neubauer welcomed all participants, who showed up in matching uniforms, costumes and workout gear. Teams submitted their names before the event, and although there were many impressive choices — Hostile Hoteliers, Boyz to Win and the Field Avengers — Tolleson Wealth Management won the award for most clever team name: Bad Assets.
Fox 4 TV’s Jenny Anchondo rounded up the troops and explained the rules; then they were off to compete in games like the egg race, sponge relay, booty shaker, limbo, noodle toss, beach ball hot potato, wheel barrow race and cornhole. There was also a social media station, where guests had to send out a selfie or team photo with a custom hashtag.
The top 10 teams moved on to the next round, while the others grabbed a popsicle from Steel City Pops or a cold beverage from the bar as they perused the booths of event sponsors.
In the end, two teams were left to compete in the final round: tug-of-war. Team Dent put up a good fight, but Team McGuire, Craddock & Strother P.C. walked away victorious.
Each members of the winning team received a gold trophy, $50 gift card to the Container Store, a COREhealth Wellness Massage, a five-pack of Flywheel Indoor Cycling or Flybarre classes, an unlimited month of classes at City Surf Fitness, and a two-week pass and swag bag courtesy of Orangetheory Fitness.
Guests — including Felipe Garza, Erin Bret, Katharine Bain, Zach Truty, Lydia Snyder, Danielle Lobsinger, Claire Rexing and Johnna Elliott — congratulated the winners before heading to the after party complete with cocktails and bites. All participants left with a swag bag and T-shirt as well as a hero medal.
That Neubauer really went all out.
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