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

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