For the 6th year, Landaal Packaging Systems has assembled a team for the Habitat Olympics. Each spring, this event helps raise money for Genesee County Habitat for Humanity to support affordable housing projects in the community. In the Habitat Olympics, teams of five compete in construction related games for medals (and bragging rights). Some of the games include a put-put challenge, 2×4 ski racing (boardwalk), giant puzzles, and more. Each team competes throughout the day and scores are totaled at the end. The team with the most points wins the gold.
This year’s games were held at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy in Flint, MI on May 4th. Several local groups, organizations, and businesses, including Landaal Packaging, sponsored and/or participated in the event. In the six years Team Landaal has competed, they have medaled five times – 2 bronze, 2 silver and 1 gold. This year they took 2nd place and brought home the silver medal. Along with the games, there was a silent auction, raffles, prize drawings and refreshments. It may sound like all fun and games, but it’s for a great cause. This year’s event helped raise over $20,000 and all the proceeds will go towards helping low income families in the community achieve their dream of owning a home.
Diane McDonald, team captain for Landaal Packaging, has been a longtime supporter of Habitat for Humanity. “The Habitat Olympics is a fun way to raise money to help our community,” she says. “We raised donations to take to the games with us and while we didn’t win the gold, we made sure the team that did, had to donate even more to beat us. Landaal Packaging has a tradition of helping others. The Habitat Olympic team is proud to be able to represent Landaal in maintaining that tradition.”
Landaal Packaging Systems has been an avid supporter of the Flint and Genesee County community for over 50 years. Family owned and operated since 1959, they have helped customers solve their packaging problems with innovative ideas, uncompromising product quality and on-time delivery.