Teams Tussle for Top Tag Title

Mar 30, 2012

Competition on the streets of Spokane among teams in the Bloomsday Corporate Cup may still be weeks away, but a few teams have already battled their way into the lead, at least in earning kudos for clever nomenclature. A group of Bloomsday sponsors and organizers have conferred and announced this year’s lead pack in the Corporate Cup “Best Team Name” contest.

Of the nearly 300 teams entered in the Corporate Cup Competition, the finalists (see below) have been whittled down to only 25. The team names range from BDO USA’s “Be Audit You Can Be” to Winston & Cashatt’s “Ambulance Catchers.” The first, second, and third place names will be announced after Bloomsday in the Souvenir Results Booklet distributed by The Inlander.

“There are dozens of great team names each year,” remarked Corporate Cup Director and Bloomsday Association President Carol Hunter. “And our panel of judges always struggles in choosing the top ones.”

“The Traipse of Wrath” of the Gonzaga University English Department won last year’s team name contest, beating out “Our Colors Run” of Miller Paint and “Here Comes Treble” of the Spokane Symphony, who place second and third, respectively.

Although registration is now closed for the Corporate Cup competition, runners still have time to register for Bloomsday. Mailed entry forms for the low $17 entry fee must be postmarked by midnight, April 17th, while online entrants have until Sunday, April 22nd to do so. Late entries for the $35.00 fee will be accepted online from April 23rd through the 29th, and at the Bloomsday Trade Show the weekend of May 4-5. No entries will be accepted Sunday, May 6th.
 
2012 Best Team Name Finalists
(in alphabetical order by company name)

Business   –   Team Name

BDO USA, LLP   –   Be Audit You Can Be
Boise Cascade   –   Knotty Runners
Career Path Services   –   Hire Finishers
City of Spokane   –   We Keep Spokane Running
Coffman Engineers   –   Deadloads
Coldwater Creek   –   We-Buprofen
Franz   –   Hot Buns Running
Gonzaga University   –   The Maiming of the Shoe
Group Health   –   Taste of De-Feet
Hair Etc.   –   Cut and Run
Idaho Forest Group   –   Idaho Forest Gumps
Inland Imaging Associates   –   X-Raycers
James Hoppe DDS   –   I See Numb People
Newport Hospital & Health Services   –   ICU at the Finish Line
Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists   –   Bone to Run
Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic   –   The Orthopod Squad
Spokane Valley Fire Department   –   Feeling the Burn
STCU   –   Check Magnets
Sterling International, Inc.   –   Pest in Show
Summit Capital   –   Volatile Times
Surgical Specialists of Spokane   –   Surgically Slicing Off Seconds
The Law Firm of Eymann Allison Hunter Jones   –   Motion to Finish
The Spokesman-Review   –   Ink Jets
URM Stores Inc.   –   Ins-URM-ountable
Winston & Cashatt   –   Ambulance Catchers

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