Posted by Christine Guarino

Commonwealth Financial Group Field DayAn obstacle course, kickball, and egg races were just a few of the activities on the schedule at the Field Day sponsored by Commonwealth Financial Group for JF&CS CHAI Works participants in August. Commonwealth Financial Group maintains a commitment to supporting organizations that serve individuals with disabilities and JF&CS has been fortunate to partner with the company on a number of events and activities. I think we all agreed that the field day was the most fun yet!

Commonwealth Financial Group employees and CHAI Works participants partnered up to take part in a number of outdoor games and activities that kept everyone moving and having fun. The competition was very friendly and the games were challenging – there were a few broken eggs on the ground after the egg races! Participants rotated through different activities, including an arts and crafts project that allowed people to take a break from running around. The group also enjoyed a picnic lunch and the day culminated with a game of kickball.

This was a terrific summertime celebration, all made possible by Commonwealth Financial Group who provided volunteers, food, and supplies. We are so appreciative of this partnership and we give kudos to Commonwealth Financial Group for making it a priority to support individuals with disabilities and for giving their employees time off on a Wednesday to play games!

Christine Guarino is the Director of Foundation & Corporate Relations at JF&CS. As part of her position, she works to expand corporate philanthropy and create opportunities for the agency to become engaged with local and national corporations. Prior to her work at JF&CS, Christine worked as an executive recruiter for development positions in nonprofit organizations and in corporate and foundation fundraising for The Guidance Center in Cambridge.