For the past 7 years, ACTIVEx, our employee and community engagement program, has participated in an annual Charity Challenge. This “fund-racing” event combines two of ACTIVE’s major goals:
1) Raising money for an organization whose mission aligns with our mission to make the world a more ACTIVE place.
2) Encouraging our employees to participate in an ACTIVE client’s endurance event.
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 a better life. We’ll be participating with our partners who organize the the Rockwall U.S. Open Triathlon on October 12, 2014.
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 in this journey, and a common bond forms outside the workplace as we create a community around a shared purpose.
We’re still 11 weeks away from race day, and already, almost 200 employees have signed up to participate, with $3,365 raised. For each $30 donation, 1 child gets an entire season of sports participation. That means 113 kids in the Dallas, Texas, area (where the race will be held) will get to be involved in sports this fall!
If you live in that area, come out and get in on the fun at beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard on October 12, 2014. Click here to join the race, and here to donate to this event or one of our other ActiveX Charity Challenges.
Let’s Talk: Does your organization do anything similar to unify your staff and give back to the community? If you haven’t yet, but would like to start, here are a few suggestions:
- Off-season Camp 5K
- Volunteering at a local charity
- Organizing a staff car wash to raise money for the camp
Please comment with your own ideas or success stories!