Ripple Effect: Powering the Events that Pay It Forward

emmitt smith gran fondoHere at ACTIVE, our ultimate goal is to make the world a more active place. To make good on this goal, we provide the technology that powers literally thousands of events and activities across the world. We support event organizers, race directors and program managers with whatever tools we can deliver that will help them meet their own goals, because when our customers succeed, we succeed. But our ultimate reward comes when we see our customers’ participants cross the finish line with faces showing accomplishment and joy, as was the case this past weekend at the inaugural Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo, a charity fundraiser benefiting Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities.

We are particularly excited and honored to power the Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo, because ACTIVE shares a commitment to helping underserved kids. Where ACTIVE’s philanthropic efforts to-date have paid the registrations for some 4,260 underserved kids through donations to Kids in the Game, Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities creates and funds unique experiences and educational opportunities for underserved youth.

Not only did the event’s proceeds go toward the Charity’s mission to create active opportunities for kids in need, but the organization designed the event to inspire families to participate, offering routes from 100-mile distances for professional cyclers to a 22-mile course for casual weekend riders and a 2.2-mile rides for families.

On race day, in the hours before sun-up, our ACTIVE team worked alongside Mr. Smith himself, the Charity’s staff and Grand Fondo volunteers to check in some 1,300 participants, with ACTIVE technology powering registrations, check-ins, and bib assignments. The ACTIVE On-Site app facilitated timing chip assignments, race pack distribution and onsite payments. The On-site mobile app made it possible for the event to accept last-minute online registrations right up until the start of the race collecting additional race revenue.

The work we do every day, for this organization and the other thousands that host events to make a difference in their communities, serves as a reminder that we are more than merely a technology company. Thank you, Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities, for the opportunity to support you, your participants, the kids you help every day! #ESGF16 #KidsIntheGame #ACTIVEnetwork

Continue to assist Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities today for the North Texas Giving Day! Donate today to suppory this public charity that creates and funds unique educational experiences and enrichment opportunities for underserved children!

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Back-the-Blue Hits Home for ACTIVE Employees

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Here at ACTIVE, our people continually push the boundaries of what it means to be “active,” from work and play to health and family. So, it is no surprise that when five Dallas police officers were ambushed and killed on July 7 here in Dallas, mere blocks from our corporate headquarters, ACTIVE employees sprang into, well, action. Continue reading

Activity Cloud: Fueling Big Growth with Big Data

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“Data is what takes [our customers] to the next level.” — ACTIVE Network CEO Darko Dejanovic

Our entire team here at ACTIVE Network—from developers to editors, from Dallas to Shanghai—is united around a single goal: Helping you meet your goals. Activity Cloud, our new data insights platform for event organizers, was born of this mission.

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Let’s Play! Infographic: ACTIVEkids by the Numbers

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We’re super-excited about the opportunity to connect our customers’ fun and enriching kids programs with parents all over the nation through our new website, ACTIVEkids.com. Our mission is two-fold: To offer yet another avenue for community organizers to get in front of parents searching for unique opportunities and to fulfill our mission of making the world a more active place.

When kids are active, it affects them for the rest of their lives, often resulting in better academic performance and setting them on a path to a healthy life. Don’t believe us?

We’ve got the numbers to prove it:

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How to Raise Active Kids: Q&A with an ACTIVE Mom

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Keeping kids active and healthy is a hard job for parents. Just ask Sheryl Hoskins, our General Manager of Communities. She’s an executive on the ACTIVE Network team and we want you to know the folks who are driving our mission to make the world a more active place.

That goal would be no more than a hopeless wish without Sheryl, who leads the effort to customize current and future software and service solutions for camps, churches, classes, government and non-profit organizers. As an MBA graduate and a six-year U.S. Army veteran, Sheryl is up for the challenge.

We spoke with Sheryl, a mother of two, about how she keeps her family active and healthy.

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ACTIVEkids.com: Where Parents Can Find Kid-Focused Activities Online

active kids chalkboard blogIt’s our mission at ACTIVE Network to make the world a more active place. That includes connecting youth activity organizers in communities all over the world with parents who want to keep their kids active in any type of program, from art class to youth soccer to summer camp.

We’re very excited to introduce you to our newest website, ACTIVEkids.com, an easy-to-use site for parents to find, search and register their children for activities that will enrich their lives.

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ACTIVE Network Celebrates Headquarters Relocation to Dallas with Ribbon Cutting

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Innovation and goals go hand in hand at ACTIVE Network. We reached a major goal of relocating our headquarters to Dallas this fall. On December 3rd, we celebrated by opening the doors to our new state-of-the-art, 125,000 sq.ft. space that was designed to foster collaboration, innovation and growth. More than 85 of our partners and customers celebrated with us, including Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings.
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WhY Be ACTIVE?

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Despite all of the amazing medical breakthroughs that have occurred in the past, something terrible is happening. Since 1980, childhood obesity has risen 300%. 70% of our 5-17 years olds are at risk for cardiovascular disease. For the first time in history, we’re looking at a generation of children who are facing a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Continue reading

How the National Park Service Inspires Visitors to Share their Experiences

At ACTIVE, we’re excited to play a role in powering the 14th annual Share the Experience photo contest that highlights the best of America’s federal recreation lands from the view of participants. As the leading partner powering recreational reservations, licenses, permits, and registrations nationwide, we proudly support the official photo contest on behalf of the National Park Foundation, the National Park Service the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Forest Service.http://www.nikeairmaxfreedom.com air max 90

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How ACTIVE Connects Our Mission with Yours

Our mission is to make the world a more active place. We believe in participating in our customers’ activities to better understand how we can serve them. We also want to understand the communities that our customers serve. Over the past eight years, ACTIVEx Charity Challenge (AxCC), has been a way for us to walk a mile in our customers’ shoes AND give back directly to the communities they serve.

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