Scorpion Design is committed to giving back to our local community in the Santa Clarita Valley, and we love a good competition. Scorpion combined these two passions this week by challenging The Santa Clarita Signal to a best-of-seven dodgeball match to raise money for Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Henry Mayo is a not-for-profit hospital and trauma center that has provided families in SCV with outstanding medical services for more than 40 years. We are excited to announce that our dodgeball tournament raised $1000 to benefit this wonderful hospital.
The dodgeball competition was held on March 23 at Sky High Sports, a trampoline park in Valencia. Numerous fans and family members came out to cheer for players on the Scorpion and Signal teams. Scorpion won the first match to take an early lead, but The Signal quickly tied it up by winning an intense second round. The Scorpion players then got on a roll, however, winning the next three matches to become the victors and take home the trophy.
Players for both Scorpion and The Signal had a great time, and even mixed up the teams and played a few extra rounds after the official competition had ended. “I loved having the opportunity to bond with some of the amazing, hard-working people we have at Scorpion,” said Jon Gauthier, a Senior Website Developer. “I jump at any chance I get to spend time with my fellow employees outside of the office, and we always end up having a great time. It’s even better when these events benefit the community.”
Tony McGinnis, the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Scorpion Design, said that the competition was also a chance to set an example. “As an active member of the youth sports community in Santa Clarita, I see how important it is for our children to have a positive example set,” he explained. “Our dodgeball match with The Signal was a great way to raise money for our community and also demonstrate sportsmanship to the little ones watching us.”
Scorpion wanted to raise support for Henry Mayo because the hospital is such an important partner in the Santa Clarita Valley. “It was a fantastic experience to get to raise money for Henry Mayo by playing a friendly dodgeball match,” said Ben Fiandaca, Vice President of Sales at Scorpion Design. “Henry Mayo benefits everyone in the community and I hope we have another chance to work alongside them for charity or professionally.”