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Director, Corporate Communications

Concurrent Technologies Corporation Announces Winners of Inaugural Corn Hole Tournament

Matt Novatny and Mary Kaseler bested 12 other teams in CTC’s first Corn Hole Tournament, which ran from January through March 2018 in the company’s Shipping area.

Johnstown, PA May 21, 2018

It was never really about the competition, but after 12 weeks of play, we have a winning team in Concurrent Technologies Corporation’s first-ever Corn Hole* Tournament.

Matt Novatny, Database Administrator, and Mary Kaseler, Human Resources Analyst – who teasingly call themselves “Team M & M” – came out on top in the field of 13 teams. 

Matt and Mary admit that they were far from ringers in the competition. “You can count on one hand how many times I played corn hole before,” laughed Mary. And Matt said he’s a backyard player at best, in games that usually include adult beverages.

The co-ed teams were randomly chosen, so another dream team will probably be named in the summer season, which is expected to start in June.

Both Matt and Mary are considering joining again, citing lots of benefits to the lunchtime activity. “For one, you get to meet new people – Mary and I never worked together and didn’t know each other before this,” said Matt.

Jeff Pitera and Phil Grata had the idea to start the activity as a way for colleagues to blow off a little steam and enjoy themselves during their lunch break. They worked with Diane Chesnutwood in Human Resources, who formalized the activity as part of the company’s Wellness Program.

Pitera has some fresh ideas for the summer games, including a shorter season, considering employees’ vacation plans, and perhaps setting up games outside as the weather permits. 

Until then, congratulations to Mary and Matt, champs of the first CTC Corn Hole Tournament!

*Corn Hole is a game in which players take turns tossing bean bags at a hole in a raised platform. A bag going in the hole is worth three points, a bag landing on the board is one point, and the team reaching 21 points first wins.