KAR’s Carmel office took part in the company’s first Corporate Challenge this fall.

This annual event—hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway—brings teams from major companies in central Indiana together for fun and friendly competition, all for the chance to bring home bragging rights.

The schedule included competitive events—running and bike races, cornhole, volleyball and bowling—as well as “good sport” events that test your accuracy with a tennis racquet, golf club, football, Frisbee, soccer ball and a vehicle. Yes, a vehicle.

KAR sponsored a parallel parking competition where one participant from each company had to park a vehicle between two marks within a certain number of turns. We earned maximum points on that round!

KAR also earned points for charitable donations to area youth athletic programs, having our CEO as a participant and for having our mascot, Safe T. Sam, onsite. Safe T. Sam enjoyed interacting with kids in the Family Fun Zone and mixing it up with other mascots from area sports teams and other companies: Indy Fuel’s Nitro, Rowdie of the Indianapolis Indians and Geico’s gecko, just to name a few.

The mascots also played tug-of-war—which you can watch below!

KAR employees had a good time, especially those who made a day of it and brought their families. Here is a breakdown of Team KAR by the numbers:

  • 15 volunteers
  • 51 participants
  • 19th place in our division
  • 1st place in having fun