Is your business ready for the challenge? Let the games begin! The 9th annual Porterville Corporate Games will officially start competition on September 7.  

What is Corporate Games? This premier business- to- business contest brings local organizations of all sizes together for a variety of fun and entertaining activities all while vying for the most accumulated points and ultimately, ownership of the coveted Corporate Cup. Some of this year’s events include cornhole, volleyball, archery, a scavenger hunt, bowling, footgolf, basketball challenge, and an obstacle course.  

Why get involved? There are a number of benefits to participating in the competition. The two-week challenge is an incredible opportunity for organizations to engage in creative teambuilding. They stimulate camaraderie and a renewed sense of company pride while also promoting health and wellness outside the work setting through teamwork and fun.

Another great reason to register your team is for the connection you can build with other local organizations. These games allow people to interact and get to know each other in a really unique way. It’s like an extended networking mixer for your employees with the added element of a friendly competition. You start recognizing the participants on other teams and before you know it, games turn into business relationships.

Porterville area businesses and employee-based organizations can now register their team for the 2019 Porterville Corporate Games and realize the benefits of playing together. Contact us for more information or check out

Open Gym Volleyball

Looking to try a new sport or practice one of your favorites? Lace up your shoes and head over to our Open Gym program for adult co-ed volleyball. This is also a great opportunity if you and your teammates want to get some practice in before our Adult Volleyball League starts on August 16. All skill levels are welcome and the equipment is provided. Open gym takes place tonight and August 10 at the Santa Fe School gymnasium. Drop-in anytime between 6- 9 p.m. The cost is only $2 per player and is for those ages 18 and over.

City Pool open through Labor Day

School may be headed back in session, but summer isn’t over yet! Starting August 10, the City Pool will stay open on weekends through the Labor Day holiday. Escape from the heat and enjoy the Pool’s dive tank, water features and 137-foot giant water slide. Recreational swim hours will be on Saturday and Sunday from 1- 5 p.m. and the admission is $2 for adults and $1 for youth, ages 12 and under. 

Library Summer Reading Finale Carnival

Tonight, your Porterville City Library will host a Summer Finale Show from 6- 8 p.m. at Centennial Park.  The show will feature performances by Island Style Dancers and CenCal Twirlers. Refreshments will be provided. This wraps up yet another action packed summer of daily activities and reading program at the library.  

The City of Porterville’s Parks and Recreation’s column on its activies appears on the first Saturday in Community Favorites in The Recorder.

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