For the past 7 years, ACTIVEx, our employee and community engagement program, has participated in an annual Charity Challenge. This “fundracing” event combines two of ACTIVE’s major goals:
- Raising money for an organization whose mission aligns with our mission “to make the world a more ACTIVE place.”
- Encouraging our employees to participate in an ACTIVE partner’s endurance event.
Each year, hundreds of ACTIVE employees fundraise while working to conquer their first triathlon or 5K. Since we began the ACTIVEx Charity Challenge, ACTIVE employees have raised over $400,000 for local non-profits in cities across the country. All of them – local YMCAs, youth sports organizations, and camps – share the same goals. The Charity Challenge is designed to bring together our clients, our employees, and our community.
Participating with a Purpose
For the second year in a row, we’ve selected KIDS in the GAME as beneficiaries of our fundraising. This amazing organization believes that keeping children active and engaged leads to better lives.
Each ACTIVE participant takes on the goal of getting at least 10 kids “in the game,” as well as getting themselves to the start line. Family, friends, and even business partners join the ACTIVE staff on this journey, and a common bond forms outside the workplace as we create a community around a shared purpose.
Taking Care of Texas
We’re not wasting any time relaxing in our new digs – ACTIVE’s new corporate headquarters in the heart of downtown Dallas – before training for a big triathlon to help get kids get active in our hometown. This year, we’ll be participating with our partners who organize the Rockwall U.S. Open Triathlon on October 12, 2014.
There are still six weeks left until race day, and already, over 200 employees have signed up to participate, with over $7,000 raised for the Dallas challenge. For each $30 donation, 1 child gets an entire season of sports participation. That means 236 underprivileged kids in the Dallas, Texas area will get to be involved in sports this year.
If you live in the area, come out and get in on the fun at beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard on October 12, 2014. Join the race yourself, or donate to the event. We’d love to see you there…but right now, we better get back to training!