One of the best-known business-to-business and business-to-consumer merchandisers in operation, ABC Distributing has served consumers for more than 50 years. The company currently offers a wide range of high-quality merchandise to customers, including businesses and individuals, through catalogues and an extensive website. The company also maintains a dedication to charity by participating in a wide range of events, including blood drives, book drives, runs, and gift collections. In May 2001, ABC Distributing participated in the popular series of charity runs known as the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge.
Designed to promote fitness in the workplace and support a range of charitable causes, the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge includes a number of 3.5-mile races around the world. Participating companies and organizations assemble teams to participate in the races, and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation then donates to a designated nonprofit entity per city in proportion to the number of participants in the races.
The year 2011 marked the 35th year of the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge Series. This year’s event includes road races through 12 cities across six countries and five continents. The series stretches from March to November, culminating with the November 9th race in Sydney, Australia. Limited to teams from companies, rather than individuals, the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge encourages employees to work together in a healthy, camaraderie-focused environment. The series ends with a championship race composed of the top finishing teams from each event in the series.
Over its long history, the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge has become the most popular business-focused sporting event in the world, involving nearly 250,000 participants in 2010 and donating more than $600,000 to local non-profit organizations. In recent years, the initiative has also focused on supporting green practices with its Teaming Up For A Greener Tomorrow initiative.