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More than $70,000 was given out to charities, as executives and staff from the Island’s top international companies took to the beach at Horseshoe Bay.

Tokio Millennium Re Ltd won first place at the Centre on Philanthropy’s third annual Give Back Games, winning $11,500 for its charity, WindReach.

Eleven corporate teams battled on behalf of one charity each. Contests included a sandcastle competition, sea kayak race and relay race.

Following a prize giving with Community Development Minister Michael Weeks, yesterday’s winnings were shared between the 11 charities.

Ace Tempest Re took second place, taking $9,000 in donations for Greenrock.

Guy Carpenter and Company, LLC tied at third with Validus Re, with each winning $6,000 for charities Youth Net and Age Concern. The remaining charities received $5,500 each.

Useful website: www.centreonphilanthropy.org.

A contestant shovels sand onto his plot during the third annual Give Back Games, the beach Olympics in which executives and staff from some of Bermuda's leading international companies compete to raise money for their charity of choice. The company teams from ACE, Arch, Argo, Aspen, Axis, Catlin, Endurance, Guy Carpenter, Tokio, Validus, and XL participated in events like the Sandcastle Competition, the Sea Kayak Race and the ever popular Flipper Relay for a good cause. Over $70,000 will be shared between 11 charities, with the winning company team earning their charity over $11,000. (Photo by Mark Tatem)
An Endurance Specialty contestant in the dizzy bat race.
A contestant in the dizzy bat race tries his best to balance during the third annual Give Back Games, the beach Olympics in which executives and staff from some of Bermuda's leading international companies compete to raise money for their charity of choice. The company teams from ACE, Arch, Argo, Aspen, Axis, Catlin, Endurance, Guy Carpenter, Tokio, Validus, and XL participated in events like the Sandcastle Competition, the Sea Kayak Race and the ever popular Flipper Relay for a good cause. Over $70,000 will be shared between 11 charities, with the winning company team earning their charity over $11,000. (Photo by Mark Tatem)
A contestant in the kayak race holds on tight as he capsizes during the third annual Give Back Games,
Contestant in the three legged race put in their best effort during the third annual Give Back Games, the beach Olympics in which executives and staff from some of Bermuda's leading international companies compete to raise money for their charity of choice. The company teams from ACE, Arch, Argo, Aspen, Axis, Catlin, Endurance, Guy Carpenter, Tokio, Validus, and XL participated in events like the Sandcastle Competition, the Sea Kayak Race and the ever popular Flipper Relay for a good cause. Over $70,000 will be shared between 11 charities, with the winning company team earning their charity over $11,000. (Photo by Mark Tatem)

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Published September 23, 2011 at 9:00 am (Updated September 23, 2011 at 9:44 am)

Corporate teams battle on the beach and raise more than $70,000 for charities

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