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Nation’s Third Largest YMCA Selects The Active Network As Operations Management Software Provider

The Active Network Provides Centralized Operating System For All 38 Houston YMCA Centers

SAN DIEGO, CASeptember 18, 2007 – The YMCA of the Greater Houston Area, located in Houston, TX, has selected The Active Network, Inc. (Active), a company that delivers software technology and marketing solutions for community service organizations (, to provide operations management software and hosted technology to its centers. The organization will use Active’s operations management software to improve daily operation efficiency, customer service and reduce operating costs.

The YMCA of the Greater Houston Area serves more than 800,000 participants through its 38 centers and 300 program locations in seven counties. Active’s integrated software will provide all 38 Houston centers a common technology platform to easily exchange data, track membership activity, administer financial reports and provide management greater visibility and insight over the region’s operations. The YMCA centers will also have the ability to manage functions such as program and activity registration, child care scheduling, facility reservations, league/tournament scheduling, and donations for fundraising events.

“Our objective was to replace our various operating software programs with a central system that could provide greater functionality, reliability and consistency for all of our centers,” said Darwin Barnett, group executive director, YMCA of the Greater Houston Area. “Active’s operating solution provides all these functions while enabling an organization of our size to lower operating costs and run more efficiently.”

“Active’s long standing relationship with the YMCAs of North America has allowed us the opportunity to tailor our software solutions to fit the specific needs of their centers,” said Alex Barnetson, senior vice president, The Active Network, Inc. “Working with the YMCA of the Greater Houston Area demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the best cost-effective solutions for improved operations and customer service to the non-profit market.”

Active has been providing YMCAs and other non-profit organizations throughout North America and Canada marketing and software solutions since 2001. Recently, YMCA organizations in Sarasota, FL, Madison, NJ, and Raritan Bay, NJ, joined Houston, TX, in choosing Active as their operations management software provider. For more information about The Active Network’s operations management software for YMCAs and other nonprofit organizations, visit

About The Active Network, Inc.

The Active Network, Inc., based in San Diego, Calif., provides application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations, and is a leading online community for active lifestyles. The company’s solutions help sports and community service organizations improve customer service capabilities, increase revenues, and reduce the cost and complexity of managing and marketing activities and events. Its full service marketing and promotions agency, Active Marketing Group, brings direct knowledge, insight and access to active and on-the-go consumers. Through its Web properties,, and, The Active Network provides consumer services and resources that support participation in healthy lifestyles. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-543-7223.

Media Contact:

Jake Gonzales, The Active Network, Inc. or 858.652-6133

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