The fifth year of the Des Moines Corporate Games has begun, but you won’t be seeing large groups of area employees gathering anytime soon. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the games to change course and create the Corporate Games Virtual Challenge, which officially kicks off on June 1. “The goal of the Virtual Challenge is to continue to provide participating companies with opportunities for positive employee engagement during a difficult time,” said Chuck Long, CEO and executive director of the Des Moines Corporate Games and the Iowa Sports Foundation. “Physical and mental health is now more important than ever.” If and when in-person events can resume, the Corporate Games intends to continue offering some virtual options for employees to participate, Long said. “Our goal isn’t to take away events, but enhance our current opportunities and leave open the possibility to gather later this summer.” More than 70 organizations have registered to participate for 2020. To learn more and follow the competition, visit the Des Moines Corporate Games website.