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Businesses invited to enrol for Corporate Games
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The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (June 21) invited companies to participate in the Corporate Games 2004.

The Corporate Games is a series of sports competitions organised for employers and employees of the local commercial and industrial sectors as well as public organisations. It aims to promote team spirit and a stronger sense of belonging among employers through participation in competitive sports.

An LCSD spokesman said: "This year, the Corporate Games is entering its 15th year. The number of participating organisations has increased steadily from 45 in 1990 to over 200 last year, when about 10,000 people took part in the games. This clearly demonstrates the popularity of the games among the territory's work force."

The number of competitive sports events to be organised this year will be increased from nine to 13. The events are swimming, squash, badminton, 11-a-side soccer, track and field, table tennis, tennis, 7-a-side soccer, basketball, volleyball, snooker, distance running and indoor rowing. The events will take place from October this year to January 2005 at various LCSD venues. A Dynamic Moments Photo Contest will be held concurrently to record the excitement of the games.

This year, in order to provide fun for the whole family and to encourage corporate managers to take the lead in participating in sports, a grand opening ceremony and carnival will be held on October 3, featuring demonstrations and activities such as sports climbing, shuttlecock and rugby, a CEO Golf Challenge and a 4 X 100M relay for media companies.

Details of the games and enrolment forms are available at the LCSD's website ( http://www.lcsd.gov.hk ). Applications can be made by submitting a completed form online or by sending a hard copy of the completed form to the LCSD's Major Events Section at 3/F, Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters, 1-3 Pai Tau Street, Shatin, New Territories.

The closing date for the first round of enrolments is July 21 (Wednesday).

For enquires, please call 2697 9381.

Ends/Monday, June 21, 2004
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