Numerica team making skateboards for kids

SPOKANE, Wash. - Numerica focused their team development activity around giving back to the community, specifically the community's youth.

The entire Numerica Credit Union team gathered at Gonzaga's McCarthey Athletic Center for a day of development and skateboard making. Over 500 employees from Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho participated.

Giving back to the community is a core focus in Numerica's team. The development activities gave employees the opportunity to work with 86 students from Spokane Public Schools' Stevens Elementary, Whitman Elementary and Sheridan Elementary.

Teams of Numerica employees worked with a designated student to make custom skateboards that they could take home.

"When those kids walked out and heard that they were going to get a skateboard, I don't know who was more excited - the kids or the adults," said Kelli Hawkins, director of communications at Numerica.

Many employees commented on how meaningful the exercise was and how grateful they were that their employer would organize an opportunity like so. 

"It was so emotional meeting 'our' child, getting to know them and then trying to make their skateboard perfect," Hawkins said.