The second edition of the Corporate games got underway on Sunday at the Kyambogo Cricket in Kampala.
The first edition was held in 2019 while the second edition was not played to completion due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 40 companies have registered for this edition which will run until May next year before climaxing with a Dinner.
The Corporate Games outings are held every first Sunday of the month.
“We were to start on July 3 which is the first Sunday of the month of July but we had to push forward in respect to Kabaka who was celebrating his Birthday with a run on that day,” explained Games Chairman Ian Rumanyika.
Thirteen disciplines, including the newly introduced Kwepena (Dodge ball) will be competed for.
“Many Corporates have for long asked us to add the Kwepena game, so we have responded,” Rumanyika added.
Soccer, Volleyball, Athletics, Basketball, Wood ball, Cycling, Chess, Darts, Target Shooting, Fun games like Tug of war, Sack racing etc are the some of the other disciplines.
Rumanyika added: “These games are strictly for Corporate organisations, and for only the employees of those companies.
“Our aim is to ensure that these Corporates can network and get to know each other. This is a huge platform where over 2000 participants come together from different sectors and companies meet, network and have fun.
“The most important thing is for them to keep healthy because they spend over eight hours a day behind their desks so this is a platform where they can keep fit and stay healthy.”
Rumanyika appreciated the companies that registered to take part and commended a couple of sponsors who joined the cause.
The long list of sponsors include media companies NBS Sport that aired Sunday’s event live, UBC, Radio 4 and Nation Media.
“We look forward to working with them as we publicise and create visibility for different companies that participate in these games.”
Other sponsors on board are UMC Victoria University, Celebrity Fitness Uganda and Uzima Water.
The door for other companies to register is not yet closed.
Rumanyika explained: “The subscription fee is Sh5m and that gives you an opportunity to take part in all the games, Corporate games magazines among other privileges that include Media Coverage.”
The company must have at least more than 10 employees to take part in the games, must be registered with URSB as a Corporate Company Limited but also complies with the Government authorities like URA.
Confirmation and commitment of participation shall be through expressing interest, by e-mailing to: