Chain | Cohn | Stiles and friends raise funds for League of Dreams sports program for special needs children

June 3, 2015 | 8:16 am


The Bakersfield-based personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles, with the help of several friends of the firm, helped raise more than $2,000 for The League of Dreams as part of the 2015 Kern County Corporate Challenge.

Chain | Cohn | Stiles recently finished taking part in the Corporate Challenge, an Olympic-style, business-versus-business competition that benefits a local charity, League of Dreams. For six weeks, local companies competed against each other in a dozen athletic and non-athletic games including softball, dodge ball, poker, laser tag, and bowling. Companies fundraised for League of Dreams, which is a free Kern County sports league for children with disabilities.

Among those who graciously donated toward The League of Dreams on behalf of Chain | Cohn | Stiles are as follows:

  • eMedia Marketing Solutions: Erin Henderson is the owner if this Bakersfield-based marketing agency.
  • Dr. Lawrence Miller, MD: Dr. Miller’s runs a international pain management practice with offices in Beverly Hills, Long Beach and Santa Ana.
  • O’Leary’s Office Products: A one-stop source for janitorial, break room and office supply needs, O’Leary’s  is locally owned and operated with more than 20 years of experience serving Kern County businesses.
  • Bob Montgomery Insurance Services: Bob Montgomery provides auto, home, business and commercial insurance services throughout Bakersfield.
  • Atlas Settlement Group, Inc.: This structured settlement insurance agency is comprised of leading professionals located throughout the country, focusing on structured annuities.
  • Quantum Data Systems, Inc.: Quantum provides IT support to a variety of businesses including network administration, desktop support, security, remote computing and database administration.
  • Keleher’s Certified Shorthand Reporters: This family-owned business of court reporters has served Southern San Joaquin Valley since 1952.

League of Dreams representatives says it costs $40 per special needs child per season to take part in the sports league. The participant’s parents and guardians, who are responsible for medical care needed for their children, would not be able to afford for their children to take part without the support of sponsors, like the ones above. Without these sponsors, the league would not be possible.

The mission of the League of Dreams is to work towards fulfillment of its motto, “Every child should have the chance to play!”

Corporate Challenge Recap

Chain | Cohn | Stiles competed against several companies — GAF, Paramount Citrus, In-Shape Fitness, Worklogic, Cameron and  AT&T — in laser tag, poker, horseshoes and dodgeball. To get the law firm excited about the competition, attorneys Matt Clark and Neil Gehlawat starred in a video about the Kern County Corporate Challenge. The 80s-style video stars the two as they get ready for the challenge. You can watch the video by clicking here.

In the end, the law firm took first place in laser tag, third place in poker, second place in horseshoes and second place in dodgeball.

To see photos from Chain | Cohn | Stiles’ participation in Kern County Corporate Challenge, visit the law firm’s Instagram account by clicking here. And to see photos from through the Kern County Corporate Challenge, visit the Corporate Challenge Facebook page here.

* Editor’s Note: Neil Gehlawat is no longer an attorney with Chain | Cohn | Stiles *

Kern County Corporate Challenge brings businesses together for second year to compete for League of Dreams

April 8, 2015 | 10:34 am


Last year, Chain | Cohn | Stiles took part in the first Kern County Corporate Challenge, an Olympic-style, business-versus-business competition that benefited a local charity, League of Dreams.

For six weeks, local companies competed against each other in a dozen athletic and non-athletic games including softball, dodge ball, poker, laser tag, and bowling. Companies also fundraised for League of Dreams, which is a free Kern County sports league for children with disabilities.

In the end, the companies raised enough money to provide participation for the more than 270 disabled athletes in Kern County involved in League of Dreams, to play in such sports as basketball, bowling, swimming and baseball. The mission of the League of Dreams is to work towards fulfillment of its motto, “Every child should have the chance to play!”

Chain | Cohn | Stiles came in third place overall in the division, and raised $1,350 in the fundraising competition thanks to donations from Bob Montgomery, Steve Roach of Quantum Data Systems, Chris Thornburg of Brown Armstrong, O’Leary’s Office Products, Metro Record Storage and Shredding and Sunrise Coffee Service.

Chain | Cohn | Stiles is proud to be competing again in this year’s 2015 Kern County Corporate Challenge.

“The Kern County Corporate Challenge provides a great way for our staff to compete as a team while also supporting a wonderful cause here in our hometown,” said David K. Cohn, managing partner of the Bakersfield-based personal injury and workers’ compensation* law firm.

2015 CORPORATE CHALLENGE

The Challenge kicks off April 11 with an Opening Ceremony and finishes on May 30 with a Closing Ceremony. In between, companies will compete in as many as 17 events over seven weeks. The challenge is produced by Q- Event Management, LLC.

Chain | Cohn | Stiles will be competing against several companies — GAF, Paramount Citrus, In-Shape Fitness, Worklogic, Cameron and  AT&T — in the following games:

  • Laser tag on April 18 at Emerald Cove Park
  • Poker on April 23 at Golden West Casino
  • Horseshoes on May 2 at Beech Park
  • Dodgeball from May 11 to May 14 at Riverlakes Community Park

To get the law firm excited about the competition, attorneys Matt Clark and Neil Gehlawat starred in a video about the Kern County Corporate Challenge. The 80s-style video stars the two as they get ready for the challenge, and has been circulating on the web throughout Bakersfield.

You can watch the video by clicking here.

You can follow along with the challenge, and learn more about it, by visiting the Kern County Corporate Challenge webpage here, or by visiting the Kern County Corporate Challenge Facebook page by clicking here.

And if you’d like to support Chain | Cohn | Stiles’ fundraising efforts for League of Dreams, call 661-334-4948 or email jbarrientos@chainlaw.com.

* Editor’s Note: Neil Gehlawat is no longer an attorney with Chain | Cohn | Stiles *

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UPDATES

CCS completes the first-ever Kern County Corporate Challenge

June 25, 2014 | 9:45 am


After six weeks of intense competitive games, Chain | Cohn | Stiles has completed the first ever Kern County Corporate Challenge.

Starting in May, our Bakersfield personal injury law firm went head-to-head with several other companies from throughout Kern County in the 2014 Kern Corporate Challenge. It was a six-week, Olympic-style competition that pitted similar-sized companies against each other in more than a dozen athletic and non-athletic games.

The entire competition was for a good cause: benefiting the League of Dreams, a Kern County sports league for children with disabilities.

Challenges include dodge ball, a 5K run, basketball, bowling, volleyball, flag football, golf, laser tag, soccer, softball, tug-o-war and more. Non-athletic events include billiards, poker and a T-shirt competition.

In the end, CCS came in third place overall. WorkLogic HR came in first place and AT&T came in second place. Here are a few other CCS highlights (and photos) from the Corporate Challenge:

  • Our poker team took first place. Check out our team by clicking here.
  • CCS also came in first in the Biggest Winner weight loss competition. Our “biggest winner” lost a whopping 35 pounds in the six weeks of the competition.
  • Our fundraising team raised $1,350 in the fundraising competition, benefiting The League of Dreams. Thank you to the following people and companies who kindly donated funds for the league:
  1. Bob Montgomery
  2. Steve Roach of Quantum Data Systems
  3. Chris Thornburg of Brown Armstrong
  4. O’Leary’s Office Products
  5. Metro Record Storage and Shredding
  6. Sunrise Coffee Service

To see even more pictures from the events, go to the Kern County Corporate Challenge Facebook page.

In the end, the 2014 Kern County Corporate Challenge was a success. The teams raised a lot of money for a worthy cause, CCS came together as a team, and the law firm got to compete against some worthy opponents. The Challenge is sure to be bigger and better in the years to come.

To learn more about the competition, click on some of the media coverage below:

Bakersfield Life Magazine

KERO-23 (ABC)