LA JOLLA, CA - April 30, 2004 - The Active Network, Inc., which operates Active.com, one of the largest online registration and event services providers in participatory sports, has acquired Do It Sports, Inc., an online events management company providing advanced technology services for such races as Marine Corps Marathon, Los Angeles Marathon, Philadelphia Race for the Cure and Portland Marathon. The acquisition will integrate resources and technologies from both companies to deliver enhanced services for race directors and their participants nationwide.
"This is positive news for customers of both Active.com and Do It Sports," explained Jon Belmonte, chief operating officer for Active.com's parent company, The Active Network. "Both companies have solid histories in the sports events business. Now we have an opportunity to leverage our combined resources to provide a high level of service and support."
Active.com and Do It Sports have established track records delivering online registration services for race participants and quality back-end data management tools for race organizers. The services make race participation easier and streamline the administration required in organizing, managing and promoting races. The Active Network has extended its technologies and services to include the team sports and recreation markets.
Active.com's online event registration and event management services help sports organizers manage, produce and promote participatory sports events. Event organizers in multiple sports use Active.com's Event Services (www.active.com/myevent) for online registration and donation processing, data management, and event promotion. For participants, Active.com offers one of the Web's best resources to find, learn about and register online for participatory sports and recreational activities nationwide. Active.com (www.active.com), part of The Active Network, Inc., has a history delivering technology and marketing services for participatory sports. For more information about Active.com or The Active Network, visit www.theactivenetwork.com.
About Do It Sports, Inc.
Founded in 1994, Do It Sports, Inc. is an online events management company. The company hosts online registration, virtual training and donations for sports events such as running races.