Corporate Cause Challenge – Spring ’19

Kilter Rewards Cause Challenges are month long virtual fitness events. Teams that finish with the highest wellness scores earn donation prizes to charities of their choice! For more info, visit our site or contact us at friends@kilterrewards.com.

Kilter Rewards’ first cause challenge facilitates $1,750 in donations for 3 Madison, WI based non-profits!

I was motivated to join this challenge through Kilter Rewards because Kilter will be donating $1,000 to a charity of the winning team’s choice. And, so far, NeuGen is in the lead! And, if exercising will provide funds to people who need it, I will participate 365 days a year.

— Barb R., NeuGen Health

The Spring ’19 Corporate Cause Challenge was Kilter’s first team-based challenge. We launched cause challenges for three reasons:

  1. To increase employee motivation to exercise more frequently.
  2. To strengthen peer-to-peer relationships.
  3. To support meaningful causes in the communities our customers reside.

In our first corporate cause challenge, Kilter Rewards had 21 corporate teams in the Madison, WI area and 354 employee participants who completed 9,138 fitness activities over a six-week period. See the final leaderboard here.

Kudos to all participants for your hard work! Regardless of whether it was your non-profit that received the donations, your participation helped support meaningful causes in the Madison community (and you got healthier at the same time!).

The results? We were able to facilitate $1,750 in donations to the top three teams chosen causes, who earned the highest wellness scores! Here are your winners:

1st Place: NeuGen Health (29 employees, 3,462 points, 1,004 fitness activities) – $1,000 Donation to Porchlight Madison to support the mission to end homelessness.

2nd Place: Eppstein Uhen Architects (8 employees, 3,275 points, 262 fitness activities) – $500 Donation to Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools to support the mission to serve the 50 schools and 27,000 students in the Madison Metropolitan School District.

3rd Place: Husch Blackwell (7 employees, 2,786 points, 195 fitness activities) – $250 Donation to UW Carbone Cancer Center to support the commitment to cutting-edge research to provide better treatments and cures for cancer.

Our next challenge is the Summer ’19 Corporate Cause Challenge. We have 14 companies competing for $2,800 worth of donation prizes. View the leaders.


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Want to sign up for the next one? Contact us.

$2,800 Donated to 5 Causes in the Summer Cause Challenge!

Seth Braddock, CEO & Founder.

14 Company Teams and 340 Employees Compete in Kilter Rewards 2019 Summer Cause Challenge!

In the 2019 Summer Cause Challenge, Kilter Rewards hosted 14 company teams from Atlanta, GA and Syracuse, NY. 340 total employee participants competed for six weeks to earn the top wellness scores for their teams and earn a piece of a $2,800 donation prize pool for a charity of their choice. Cumulatively, they completed 11,212 fitness activities!

See the final leaderboard here.

Read on for your top 5 teams and their benefiting causes. Below is a list of all teams.

Thank you to all participating teams and employees. Regardless of whether your team took home a donation prize for your chosen cause, your effort throughout the challenge helped you build healthier habits and had a significant impact on some meaningful causes.

1st Place – $1,400 Donation

Terakeet (Syracuse, NY)

Cause: Cause for the Cuse (provides warm clothes and school supplies for kids in the Syracuse City School District)

Results (39 employees):

  • 5,126 Points
  • 1,808 Completed Fitness Activities

2nd Place – $700 Donation

The Dairy Alliance (Atlanta, GA)

Cause: Feeding America (mission to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of food banks and engage the country in the fight to end hunger.)

Results (16 employees):

  • 5,108 Points
  • 730 Completed Fitness Activities

3rd Place – $350 Donation

The Digital Hyve (Syracuse, NY)

Cause: Food Bank of Central New York (mission to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community).

IMPACT: $350 helps Food Bank of CNY deliver 1,050 meals to those in need!

Results (27 employees):

  • 4,243 Points
  • 1,052 Completed Fitness Activities

4th Place – $210 Donation

Northwestern Mutual East Syracuse & Oswego (Syracuse, NY)

Cause: Alex’s Lemonade Stand (changing the lives of children with cancer by funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer).

Results (31 employees):

  • 4,175 Points
  • 1,184 Completed Fitness Activities

5th Place – $140 Donation

Dealers Supply Company (Atlanta, GA)

Cause: The National Kidney Foundation (chosen by top participant, Tina, who earned 5300 points!)

Results (18 employees):

  • 4,007 Points
  • 664 Completed Fitness Activities

Other Participating Companies

  • 6th Place: TCGplayer (Syracuse, NY)
  • 7th Place: Pinckney Hugo Group (Syracuse, NY)
  • 8th Place: Widewaters (Syracuse, NY)
  • 9th Place: Pinnacle Investments (Syracuse, NY)
  • 10th Place: MillerClapperton (Atlanta, GA)
  • 11th Place: Plowz & Mowz (Syracuse, NY)
  • 12th Place: The Gathering Spot (Atlanta, GA)
  • 13th Place: Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright (Atlanta, GA)
  • 14th Place: Advance Media NY (Syracuse, NY)

NEXT CHALLENGE: Giving Tuesday (November 3-December 2, 2019)

In this challenge, teams of employees will compete for 30 days against other companies in their same region. The top 2 teams from each city bracket will advance to a New Year’s challenge to compete for the Grand Prize Donation (and national glory!).

See more info here and contact friends@kilterrewards.com to register.