Aetna Build-A-Bike ® in Hartford Brings Holiday Cheer to Local Children

ellenpatnaude  |  March 6, 2012
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Aetna Team Builds Bikes in Hartford CT As a way to bring Aetna’s Hartford, Connecticut based employees together for a philanthropic event, they decided to host a Build-A-Bike ® team building workshop at their headquarters.

Aetna is one of the nation’s leaders in health care, dental, pharmacy, group life, and disability insurance, and employee benefits. With more than 33,000 employees in multiple businesses, Aetna offers a broad range of insurance and employee benefits products. This workshop was with members of one of the divisions.

Build-A-Bike ® is a fast-paced, high-energy workshop that gives participants the opportunity to interact, compete, and ultimately work together to solve a series of challenges. Aetna employees rose to the occasion, working together and cheering each other on to success. In the end, they built 12 bikes!

Aetna Team Builds 12 Bikes for Kids in Hartford, CT.

Aetna fun bike Build in Hartford, CT >Local kids from the Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center in Hartford came at the end of the event to receive the bikes. Just in time for the holidays, these kids were overjoyed and overwhelmed at receiving bikes. For a couple of them, it was their first bike ever. They quickly got into the spirit and were zooming around the room like pros!

“This was an amazing event! Ellen’s humor and energy made it a really enjoyable experience for everyone. And the kids coming at the end was just a perfect conclusion!” — Sue Barbagallo, Aetna

Everyone likes to give back to the community, especially to kids in need, and most especially during the holidays. Including a Build-A-Bike ® Team Building Event in your next conference in Connecticut or New York gives your employees the opportunity to do just that while adding energy, enthusiasm and fun!

If you want information about how your team can organize a “bike building team activity” click this link. For a list of all of the team building events and activities in New York, click here.

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Ellen Patnaude is an instructor for The Leader's Institute ® and president of LeadQuine. She is based in the Detroit, Michigan Region. She is a specialist in team building events and presentation skills seminars.
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