Updated: Oct 11, 2018
This Saturday, come down and watch some of Seattle’s best companies and organizations battle it out in a 500 meter dash on Green Lake. By racing in this benefit event, these companies support boating opportunities and scholarships for youth throughout greater Seattle. Before you settle in to watch the races on Saturday, check out all the games and fun at the Summer Splash Family Fun Fair and grab a snack from a food vendor (Beez Neez Gourmet Sausages, Six Strawberries, or Picnic food trucks). The competitors will race in two heats, and then be seeded into Petite and Grand Finals. Click here for the schedule.
Corporate Cup Teams
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation enters the Corporate Cup race for the second year in a row coached by Andrea Buch (Pocock Rowing Center). Launched in 2000, the primary aims of the foundation are to enhance global healthcare and reduce extreme global poverty, and to expand educational opportunities and information technology in America.
First Responders League For the first year, a collaborative team from the Seattle Police Department and Seattle Fire Department, will race in the Corporate Cup Regatta. The group, which made its debut in a “Battle of the Brave” at the Windermere Cup Regatta, is coached by Margaret Christopher (Pocock Rowing Center). Garrigan Lyman Group The Garrigan Lyman Group will race for the first time in this year’s Corporate Cup Regatta under the coaching of Karla Landis (Pocock Foundation). With over 20 years of experience, GLG is a full-service marketing IT agency that builds digital ecosystems to connect brands and customers. JAS Design Build The craftsmen, architects, designers and project managers are ready to pull hard through their first race at the Corporate Cup Regatta ably coached by Matt Lacey (Pocock Foundation). As a design and build firm, JAS celebrates the patterns and rhythms of living that define a home from remodels and additions to cabinetry and interior design. Lether & Associates PLLC Lether Law will race in the Corporate Cup Regatta for a second time this summer after participating in the inaugural regatta of 2014. Coached by Matt Lacey (Pocock Foundation), this group of lawyers is ready to lay down the law on the water. Lether & Associates is a specialty practice focusing on complex insurance coverage matters, significant construction defect claims, commercial litigation significant injury, professional liability and alternative dispute resolution. Luum As defending champions, Luum takes to the course at the Corporate Cup Regatta for a second year in a row coached by Karen Maxwell (Green Lake Crew). Luum is an online platform for commuters and travelers to help them get motivated to choose sustainable modes of transportation. Maybe they are going to all start rowing to work after this summer of rowing as a team! Matisia Consultants The consultants from Matisia fill two entire boats this year at the Corporate Cup Regatta! They have been working hard since their first appearance at the regatta in 2015 under the coaching of Abbie Sims (Pocock Rowing Center) and Zoe Vais (Pocock Rowing Center). As one of the fastest growing consulting firms in the country, Matisia works in business intelligence, SAP implementation, organizational change, agile and scrum, project management, and sales. Seize the Oar Team Seize the Oar takes to the water in their second year of the Corporate Cup Regatta under the guidance and coaching of Tara Morgan. This boat is generously sponsored by JLL Seattle, which offers commercial real estate services for Seattle-area corporations and investors that save money, increase productivity and improve sustainability. UBS Financial Services The financial team of UBS is ready to give it their all on Saturday in their second year at the Corporate Cup Regatta. The team trained this summer at the Green Lake Small Craft Center with coach Sarah Ziker. UBS provides wealth management, asset management, and investment banking services for private, corporate, and institutional clients worldwide. Windermere Real Estate In their third year of representation at the Corporate Cup Regatta, the Windermere Real Estate Team brings lots of expereince to this 500 meter dash. Coached by Briana Schulte (Pocock Rowing Center), the agents in this boat are ready to seal the deal on a first-time victory. Windermere Real Estate is a community of real estate professionals with expertise in all areas of real estate, from starter home to condos, luxury properties, and new construction.