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Great American Merchandise And Events (GAME) Chooses Active Giving Solutions for Online Fundraising Services

Scottsdale, AZ - SAN DIEGO, CA - October 11, 2005 - Great American Merchandise and Events (GAME), the creators and promoters of the world famous Derby Duck and Turbo Turtle Trek races, has teamed with Active Giving Solutions ( to provide online donation, data management and reporting tools for more than 100 Derby Duck and Turbo Turtle Trek races nationwide.

Through its Derby Duck and Turbo Turtle Trek Races, GAME enables non-profits to create a community-wide event that showcases their organization, and the sponsors that support their cause, through duck adoption opportunities over a 4-6 week period.

Using services from Active Giving Solutions, GAME's non-profit clients can now automate their fundraising management and offer the convenience of online donation to their contributors. A full service provider to local and national non-profit organizations, Active Giving Solutions will also help GAME reduce paperwork and check processing, improve contribution collection, and enhance data collection and reporting for its clients.

"We're very proud to offer this vital tool as part of the package to our clients. We pride ourselves in constantly improving our offerings and solutions to all of our racers. We worked very hard to make this offering affordable and easy for our non-profit clients. Services from Active Giving Solutions will enable our racers to increase fundraising dollars while saving time, energy and money," said Eric Schechter, President, GAME - Great American Merchandise and Events.

"Online fundraising is an increasingly valuable tool to development professionals," added Schechter. "Now, through online tools from Active, we can enhance the role of community-wide fundraising."

About GAME -Great American Merchandise and Events

GAME, based in Scottsdale, Ariz, created the character race (Duck and Turtle) concept over 18 years ago and since then has licensed the concept to non-profits in the United States and around the world that have raised over 65 million dollars for their respective causes. In 2005 over 100 organizations adopted over 1.5 million ducks in the United States with organizations such as the Boys and Girls Clubs, America's Second Harvest Food Banks, Special Olympics, Rotary and Kiwanis. Through a full range of support and technology, GAME has created an effective system for causes of all types to increase awareness, recruitment and funds through the famous Derby Duck and Turbo Turtle Trek races. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-779-RACE.

About Active Giving Solutions

Active Giving Solutions, a service of The Active Network, Inc., offers organizations a complete suite of online technology solutions to manage the entire fundraising process and an easy way for contributors to donate online. The service's easy-to-use Web tools streamline and automate fundraising by eliminating paperwork and check processing, improving contribution collection, and enhancing donation data collection and reporting. Services include fundraising and campaign management, online donation, event registration, membership services, ticket sales capabilities, electronic marketing and promotion, fundraising consultation and technology integration. More than 1,500 local and national non-profit organizations use services from Active Giving Solutions, including Komen Race for the Cure® events, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Special Olympics affiliates, Boys & Girls Clubs, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and more. For more information, visit

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