|Alterra’s corporate gym was turned into a place where families could visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, and college athletes while enjoying a wide variety of activities and great food.|
Why would an organization turn a 10,000 square foot gym into the North Pole? In an effort to give back of course. This holiday season Alterra Pest Control set out to provide a Sub-for-Santa for special needs families selected by the United Angels Foundation (UAF). The vision…turn Alterra’s corporate gym into a place where families could visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, and college athletes while enjoying a wide variety of activities and great food.
The event's title, “Zuzu and Santa’s North Pole Adventure,” was named after the daughter of an Alterra employee. Zuzu is a ten-month-old girl with Down Syndrome who recently underwent two major heart surgeries. “As a father, I can’t imagine what kind of stress that would put on a family," said Alterra CEO David Royce. "UAF has connections with hundreds of special needs families in similar positions. Our purpose as a company was to provide Christmas for families with these types of extreme circumstances. We are thrilled to have raised thousands of dollars for such a needed cause during the Holiday season.”
|Kids play tug of war as part of the festivities.|
Alterra’s Chief Customer Officer (CCO) Derrick Royce stated, “The event was a huge success with thousands of donations and hundreds of families in attendance. I mean, what kids wouldn’t enjoy a Tug-a-war match with Santa and his elves, a hot cocoa 'tea party' with Mrs. Claus, Bop-the-Elf, oversized bowling with inflatable nutcrackers, face painting, balloon artists, bouncy houses, and so much more.”