Spotlighting Blue KC Athletes

For more than 20 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) has participated in Kansas City Corporate Challenge. Corporate Challenge promotes employee fitness and recreation within the Kansas City business community. Health and wellness is part of our mission and is why we partner with initiatives like Corporate Challenge to help Kansas City become a more vibrant place to live, work and play.

This month, we’re spotlighting three employees who are actively involved in Corporate Challenge.

Ginnie

Ginnie Hall is a Business Process Engineer and has participated in Corporate Challenge for two years. She placed second at the 5K in Blue KC’s division in her age group.

“Corporate Challenge is a great community of people who love to compete on behalf of their company. Every participant is cheered and encouraged. There’s no pressure, and it’s great fun to earn points for Blue KC.”

Matthew

Matthew Seifert is an Underwriter in the Large Group Market and has participated in Corporate Challenge for four years. He placed fifth in the 5K and is looking forward to participating in the half-marathon, track and field meet and duathlon.

“I enjoy meeting individuals at Blue KC who I do not interact with regularly and getting to know those I do interact with a little bit better. I also enjoy taking part in activities that I wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to participate in like playing competitive softball and riding a bike around the Kansas Speedway.”

Andrea

Andrea Kipping is a System Administrator Lead in the Information Technology department. She has participated in Corporate Challenge since 1998. This year, Andrea is participated in golf and softball where her teams placed third and seventh, respectively. She’s also participating in table tennis.

“Corporate Challenge gives me extra incentive to stay active and keep moving. One of my favorite activities is bike riding and enjoying the outdoors. It isn’t just about the competition, it is about the friendships, the events, the supporting each other and the sportsmanship.  I think it is wonderful how Kansas City Corporate Challenge promotes health, wellness and camaraderie across the Kansas City metro.”

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