Since 2013, the employees of ACTIVE Network have “fundraced” just over $170,000 and helped over 3,500 kids “get in the game” through their annual ACTIVEx Charity Challenge.
In doing so, hundreds of ACTIVE employees have put themselves in the game by training for and participating in a sprint triathlon, 10K or bike race; while creating a culture of health at ACTIVE.
ACTIVE’s ACTIVEx Program is the motivation, vision, and driver of this philanthropic impact. Program Creator, Arch Fuston, has helped lead over a thousand employees to the start line through this program, creating an “ecosystem of health” with their employees, their communities, and their customers.
“For Active Network, it makes sense to partner with KIDS in the GAME. Active’s mission is to make the world a more ACTIVE place so it aligns perfectly. It also aligns with the company culture of health…providing employees the opportunities to be the best versions of themselves through activity while giving the gift of activity to underserved kids so they too can get in the game.” – Arch Fuston, Creator, ACTIVEx
Active Network selects KIDS in the GAME as their non-profit partner. Employees in San Diego participate in a sprint triathlon to raise money for KIDS in the GAME. Money raised is placed back in San Diego to help expand programming to underserved youth through the Jackie Robinson YMCA.
Active Network expands Charity Challenge to all Active offices. 11 offices chose to participate and run races to raise money for KIDS in the GAME. Money raised is placed back in the markets where money is raised.
Active Network expands its fundraising efforts beyond the Charity Challenge and includes money raised from ActivexApp and Active Kids platforms. Money raised is used to start the San Diego Pass Program, where low-income kids throughout San Diego can apply for up to $50 to help cover after-school sports registration fees.
Active Network moves its headquarters to Dallas, Texas. Employees in Dallas fundraise for KIDS in the GAME and money raised goes toward launching the Pass program in Dallas.
Active Network employees participate in the Charity Challenge and raise money to help bring KIDS in the GAME’s newest program, AMPED, to schools in Texas. AMPED is a morning running program designed to help prime student’s brains for learning by getting them to engage in 20-30 minutes of activity before school starts. Global Payments joins Active Network and donates $100 for every participant who joins the Charity Challenge.