Photos: The 3rd Annual Philalympics Took Over Wells Fargo for Fun

 On Wednesday, August 5, fun and philanthropic companies from across the
Philadelphia region laced up their sneakers and put on their game faces
at the Wells Fargo Center as Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy,
P.C. and The Fun Department staged the 3rd Annual Philalympics
benefitting the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PRMH).

This year’s
event raised nearly $40,000. Since the event’s inception, Philalympics
has raised nearly $90,000 for the organization.

Participating companies include: Aberdeen Asset Management, AnnieMac Home Mortgage, CardConnect, Comcast Spectacor, Conestoga Bank, Kicks USA, PCS LLC, Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, SEER Interactive, The Fun Dept./The HUB, Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C., and reigning champions, Capital One 360.

 Mitch Kaplan, Esq. Zarwin Baum, welcomes the competing companies as
Susan Campbell (c), executive director, Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House looks on. 
(everyone’s fav DJ, Eddie Tully is on the right)

 From the mustard-slinging ‘Foam Finger
Pretzel Relay’ to ‘Human Roulette’ where competitors gambled their way
to the arena’s end zone, enthusiastic corporate teams pushed their
bodies, minds, and Philadelphia pride to the limit to not only earn the
coveted title of ‘Philadelphia’s Phunnest Company,’ but to raise money
for the PRMH and the countless families who benefit from the
organization’s work. Susan Campbell with a dad, whose son Samuel (r) is receiving treatment
at Shriners Hospital for Children- Philadelphia, joined the festivities
all the way from Sweden as special guests on the PRMH team.

 Brooke Mitchell  Miss Delaware 2015 sang the national anthem

Nat Measley of the Fun Dept. Measley was the emcee again this year with Chris “Bundy” Therien coordinating the games with his usual flair.

 The teams playing “musical chairs”
 with colored pieces of paper
 In between games they would do trivia questions for points
 There was a gigantic slingshot event

 Folks had to move a mustard packet from the o yard line to the 50 yard line using chopsticks and ladles. It was as easy as you’d think.

 Although some people did well with teamwwork

 And the pretzels make really good props
 for posing

 This is always my favorite competition, the tricycle. Much easier to ride when your 10.
 Then their was the final challenge, the scrambled word competition
 At the end of the competition, the team from SEER Interactive basked in the added glory, and bragging rights, of a first place win.
Since 1974, The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House has supported families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope through their two Ronald McDonald Houses, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a Hospitality Kiosk at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and a Ronald McDonald Camp. Relying on individual and corporate donations for over 90 percent of their funding, no family is ever turned away due to the inability to pay.
Founded in 1960, Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy, P.C. is a full-practice law firm that currently maintains offices in Harrisburg and Philadelphia, PA, Marlton and Jersey City, New Jersey, and Wilmington, DE. To learn more, visit and follow @ZarwinBaum on Twitter.