Will your team be first past the post? Join the ValPal-sponsored Lockdown Gold Cup!
We’re all still in lockdown and any face-to-face meetings or live watching of sports events is impossible or much reduced at the moment, for obvious reasons.
That said, fun can still be had in a virtual way. As we’ve found out since March last year, all manner of parties, events, fundraising events and other forms of fun can take place over Zoom.
It’s not quite the same as meeting up in real life, but it’s the next best thing. Taking inspiration from the Cheltenham Festival, which culminates each year with the prestigious Gold Cup, the team behind the popular Corporate 5s Cup – a football tournament and networking event that ran a number of industry-specific competitions pre-lockdown – has now come up with the Lockdown Gold Cup.
The event, sponsored by The ValPal Network and Estate Agent Today, enables companies in the property industry to go head-to-head and compete against each other during a unique evening at the races (virtually, of course!).
It’s a chance to get a team of your colleagues together, study the form and make bets with virtual points. The top point scoring team will win a trip to the races (for real) later in the year, when hopefully live attendance will be allowed again.
There will also be prizes for the top individual point scorer – a person who can channel their inner Clare Balding or John McCririck and knows the difference between on the bridle and off the bridle, and what Tattersalls and Triple Crown are without having to Google them first.
What’s more, £10 from each entry will go into the charity pot and the winning team will be able to donate the full pot to a charity of their choice.
What are the all-important details?
Date: Thursday February 11 2021
Cost: £150 +VAT (per team)
Teams: maximum of 10 people per team
How does it work?
The event will be hosted on Zoom and each business will have its own breakout room where they can discuss tactics for each race before returning to the main virtual room to watch the races.
Each business will have a team of no more than 10, with individuals then betting on the races with virtual points. As is the case in real racing, each horse has odds and competitors win or lose points depending on how many points they bet on each horse. The team with the most combined points at the end of the event wins overall.
“Like the Corporate 5s, the idea is that the event will be a good networking and team building event for the companies involved, as well as a lot of fun,” Duncan Scott, founder of the Corporate 5s Cup, said.
For more information, please contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or a member of The ValPal Network.