July 30, 2021
Fortress Obetz
Keeping You Safe at The Community Cup

Throughout the past year, we’ve seen the undeniable impact that teamwork can have on our community. When faced with uncertainty, we’re proud of the way Columbus has remained optimistic and continued to Live Forward.

As our team planned for the 2021 Community Cup, presented by The Columbus Foundation, we kept this teamwork in mind. Each year, The Community Cup brings the community together, building camaraderie and improving morale. We can’t think of a better time to hold a safe, fun and impactful in-person event.

As the sports and events landscape continues to adapt, we will prioritize the health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers. Our dedicated staff will continue to work in accordance with federal, state and local health mandates to ensure that the event day provides a competitive, yet safe, environment for all.

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the event:

Q: Will the Community Cup be held in 2021?

A: Yes! We will hold the 2021 Community Cup on Friday, July 30, at Fortress Obetz. Our team is committed to creating a safe, yet fun, environment for participating teams.

Q: What are the events in 2021?

A: There are 14 events, including a new event – Obstacle Course! Other events include: 5K Race, One-mile Walk, Tug of War, Dodgeball, Cornhole Toss, Football Toss, Hockey Shot, Frisbee Toss, Soccer Kick, Lacrosse Passing, Golf Chipping, Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby and Basketball Shooting Competition.

*The events, in-person rules and polices are subject to change. The 5K Race and One-mile Walk may be held virtually, if needed, to comply with health and safety guidelines.

Q: How will it work?

A: The Community Cup will begin with Opening Ceremonies on Friday, July 30, at Fortress Obetz. Teams will then compete against other Central Ohio organizations at each of the 14 events throughout the day. Closing Ceremonies and the Awards Presentation will take place once all events have concluded.

Stay tuned for more information on the Tailgate Zone and other areas where your team can safely recharge and refuel for the competition.

*Schedule is subject to change

Q: What are the other changes to the 2021 Community Cup?

A: You asked, and we listened. The 2021 Community Cup will take place on a Friday for the first time!

Other event changes may be made to comply with necessary health mandates and create a welcoming, safe environment for participants. Please see the information below for details on safety procedures.

Q: What is the minimum number of team participants required for in-person events?

A: Most events require a minimum of four (4) participants. The same four team members can participate in ALL events. Dodgeball requires a minimum of six (6) participants and Tug of War requires a minimum of eight (8) participants. The 5K Race and One-mile Walk has unlimited participation.

Q: Will there be scoring for the 2021 event?

A: Yes! Scoring by event will be detailed in the Community Cup handbook (coming soon!) and winners will still be announced for each division. Divisions are determined by company size.

Q: When and where will we see our team scores?

A: Team points will be added to the results tab at www.columbuscommunitycup.com as they are collected. You can expect to see your final score by the Closing Ceremonies and Awards Presentation on event day.

Q: How will the Charity Challenge work in 2021?

A: From June 1-July 16, participating teams can earn extra Community Cup points through their charitable donations to selected non-profits like The Columbus Foundation. Stay tuned for more details about how your team can get involved.

Q: What safety requirements will be in effect at Community Cup?

A: To keep our staff and participants safe, we are committed to following state and local guidelines for public safety. We’re continuing to add to our robust safety plan that includes details on:

  • Mass gatherings: Each team that registers will be provided a designated tent for their team to use a central meeting location. We may ask teams to cap a number of participants to comply with state requirements on mass gatherings and outdoor events.
  • Social distancing: All participants are required to maintain a six-foot distance while at the event. This includes competing and waiting for events and while at your team tent.
  • Hand sanitizer: Every event station will have hand sanitizer, and participants are encouraged to use it at each event.
  • Equipment: All event equipment will be sanitized between uses so each participant will use clean equipment. Sharing equipment between team members will be minimized.
  • Face coverings: Masks and other face coverings are required for participants based on local and state guidelines. Community Cup staff members will be required to wear masks. When actively participating in an event, participants are not required to wear masks per state and local guidelines.
  • Spectators: To reduce crowd size, team participants will not be allowed to bring spectators to the event. This includes children, pets and other family members.
  • Hydration stations: There will not be shared hydration stations, so please bring your own water bottle.
  • Self-assessment: Our staff asks participants to self-assess daily for COVID-19 symptoms and please stay home if they are feeling sick.

*All safety measures are subject to change.

Q: Will there be restrooms on–site?

A: Yes. Restrooms will be accessible inside the stadium at Fortress Obetz.

Q: If I have a question that is not answered above or in the handbook, who can I contact?

A: Our team will be working directly with your Team Captain(s) so if you have any questions or concerns, please go directly to your Team Captain first.