Syracuse, NY – The inaugural FALLanthropy Games were held on Wednesday, September 18, at the SRC, Inc., campus in North Syracuse, NY. Hosted by SRC, the FALLanthropy Games served as a fun and rewarding way to connect with industry colleagues while raising money for local STEM charities.
Employees from CXtec and TERACAI, INFICON, King & King Architects, Saab, SOS, and SRC competed in a variety of "field day" competitions for the honor of choosing the STEM charity that would receive this year's grand prize of $3,000. Though the competition was fierce, King & King employees ultimately emerged victorious and selected Partners for Education & Business (PEB) as the recipient of the donation.
"We would like to express our gratitude to everyone involved in the 2019 FALLanthropy Games," said Paul G. Tremont, CEO of SRC. "These games are a way to recognize and reflect on the effort and impact that these STEM-related charities have on our community. Our objective is to raise awareness for STEM careers and illustrate how rewarding and fun they can be. It's also to highlight all the great STEM organizations and opportunities right here in CNY."
"Yes, we won the event last night against some tough competition, though the real winners are the current and future students and educators who will benefit from the many great programs offered by Partners for Education & Business!" said Jim King, Partner at King & King.
All the companies' chosen charities (Advance Student Resource Systems, Baltimore Woods, the MOST, On Point for College, PEB, and P-Tech) received $500 each to assist with expanding STEM outreach in our community.
In addition to the friendly and competitive games, participants enjoyed an evening of live music, local food trucks and a dunk tank, which raised an additional $826 for PEB.
SRC, Inc. (@SRCDefense), a not-for-profit research and development company, combines information, science, technology and ingenuity to solve “impossible” problems in the areas of defense, environment and intelligence. Across a family of companies, SRC applies bright minds, fresh thinking and relentless determination to deliver innovative products and services that are redefining possible® for the challenges faced by America and its allies.
Since 1957, SRC’s commitment to the customer and the best solution — not the bottom line — has remained a core value that guides its efforts. This passion for quality carries through to the technologies the company invents and manufactures, the laboratories and facilities it builds, the people they hire, and communities where they work. Today, nearly 1,600 engineers, scientists and professionals work together at SRC to protect people, the environment and our way of life.