Crush the Board named Community Games 2021 Champions

23 September 2021

Birmingham’s business community traded in suits for gym kits last week and battled it out on the playing field for the title of Community Games 2021 Champion…but there could be only one winner.

Nine teams competed in a variety of sporting activities, including Egg and Spoon race, 3-Legged Race, Sack Race, Dodgeball, Tug of War and 4-lane Bungee Run.

With just two points in it, Crush the Board, Colmore BID’s very own security team took home the trophy with Crush the District (Colmore BID’s board of Directors) taking second and Hays Vets (Hays Recruitment) coming in third. Other companies competing in this year’s games included FleetMilne Property, Kennedy’s Law and Events in a Box.

The Community Games is organised by Colmore BID, in collaboration with All In All Events. Launched in 2012 to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Community Games have become a staple event in the District’s events calendar, with over 40 businesses competing over the years. This year’s games raised £360 for Birmingham Food Banks, which has been providing emergency food and support to local people in crisis since October 2011.

Michele Wilby, CEO of Colmore BID, said: “The District was out in force for the 2021 Community Games and after 18 months of people working from home, it was great to see both new and familiar faces return to the area and support each other.

“As always the games were incredibly competitive, however the teams supported each other through to victory. There were even shouts of support from people passing by.