Every year, budding startups and established tech companies in Austin face off for a a day of "grueling" athletic challenges called the Level Up Games. Employees compete in “Olympic-style” events like beer pong, flip cup, Liar’s Dice, and more.
Team HomeAway was in it to win it this year and prepared for weeks in advance, practicing beer pong and flip cup into the wee hours of the night. Even President, John Kim, spent time sharpening his Liar’s Dice skills. The late-night practices paid off because HomeAway won first place in the ping pong and foosball competitions.
Team HomeAway voted on which non-profit organization to donate the winnings to and this year we selected SAFE Austin. We raised $7,500 for SAFE, which helps sheltered children and women who are suffering from abuse.
While part of Team HomeAway was competing, the others were enjoying the local food trucks and live music. We placed second overall – a huge milestone for Team HomeAway and the closest we've ever gotten to the gold!
This is one of those company events you don’t want to miss since it only happens once a year. Team HomeAwayis a competitive group and we love coming together outside of the office to bond and get involved with the local tech community. Tap your work bestie and start practicing, because the next Level Up Games is only 365 days away!
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