New venue, new events, a crazy mystery obstacle, great weather and some superb competition made for a perfect Battle Saturday! Oh yeah – don’t forget the food (thanks Cargill)!
Wow – what an incredible finish! LexisNexis is our 2015 Grand Champion by just 5 points. After trailing Reynolds & Reynolds (Power) all week, LexisNexis showed up big on Battle Saturday as they finished first in Wind Sprint Relay and Soccer Dribble, while placing no lower than 7th in the other four events. That is tough to beat!
Reynolds & Reynolds has nothing to hang their head about as all three of their teams (Power, Extreme, and Ignite) finished in the top 7. Most teams just dream of the Top 10 – Great job Reynolds!
WilmerHale is one of the best surprises of 2015! Not only did they easily win a Spirit award but they finished 3rd overall. So say it loud “Wilmer–Hale…Wilmer-Hale.” I would watch out for this team next year!
Alright, so clearly the completion was tough this year but so were all the teams fundraising. Teams raised $77,298.77 for the Dayton Area Special Olympics. That is a phenomenal effort off the playing field and Dayton Battle thanks every single person that made this possible.
Thanks again to all of our major sponsors, Battle Board members, executive staff, volunteers, coaches and battle teams. Without all of these great people, Battle of the Businesses would not be possible. Can’t wait to see you in 2016!