It’s been a fun couple of months to work at Sabre. Every year, the company hosts “Give Together”, a global campaign that encourages employees to give back to the community. Events during Give Together included a Habitat for Humanity build, a rose bud sale, a BBQ smoke off, a popcorn sale, a car wash, an adopt a pet day and more! During this time, it seems like there’s something happening on campus just about every day.

During this campaign, Sabre’s Young Professionals Council (YPC) hosted the Challenge on the Midway (COTM) at headquarters in Southlake, Texas. This event brought employees around the lawn for an afternoon of games, treats and all around fun. Similar to a town carnival, COTM includes games, contests and prizes.

But this is the kind of fun you can really feel good about.
All proceeds raised at COTM go towards Sabre’s DFW partner charities in support of our global Corporate Responsibility campaign, Give Together. Our DFW partner charities depend on donations from companies like ours to do what they can to improve the community.

What’s a carnival without a little bit of friendly competition? COTM challenged each executive team to raise the most money for our DFW partner charities. The teams competed for awards such as “Most Donations Raised” and “Best Costume”. Check out this Facebook album to see the entirety of the carnival.

One of my favorite things about working here is the opportunity the company lends us to give back. Employees are paid to volunteer for up to 6 hours a quarter – how much better can it get?! This carnival gave us an opportunity to give back to the community and support our corporate responsibility initiatives. Not only did the team raise money for charity but YPC created a collaborative environment where different units of Sabre sponsored different booths. The afternoon outside was a blast and a great way to meet people we may not interact with on a daily basis. Kudos to YPC for showing us how we can use external focus and collaboration to give back to the community. Learn more about volunteerism at Sabre.