Click here to close now.

SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Eva Belanyiova, tru welu, Blue Box Blog, Kevin Jackson, Peter Silva

News Feed Item

Participate in The Amazing Race - Pittsburgh Style! Time is Running Out to Qualify For The Salvation Army's Most Amazing Race in Pittsburgh.

CARNEGIE, Pa., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the region's most unique events, The Salvation Army's Most Amazing Race, takes place on Saturday, September 20th, beginning at South Shore Riverfront Park in Pittsburgh.   Teams of two compete to reach the finish line with no idea where the race course will take them.   The event begins with participants receiving a clue to a challenge.  Upon successful completion of that challenge, they will receive the clue to their next challenge location.  This continues, with anywhere from 12 to 16 challenges to find and complete, ranging from physical challenges (rock climbing, obstacle course completion) to mental tasks (puzzle solving, acting, singing) to crazy feats (eating contests and the like).  

The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division.

Winners of the race are generously rewarded with cash prizes.  First place wins $3,000, sponsored by PNC Bank.  Second place is $1,500; and third, $500. The Top Five Fundraising Teams earn fantastic prize packages valued at between over $5,000 to over $500.  Generous sponsors make it all possible.  Mattress Firm has stepped up to the plate by donating two complete sets of queen size bedding as well as Mattress Firm Cash to thank those who work hard at raising funds for The Salvation Army.   In addition, Mattress Firm will be donating mattresses for victims of fires or floods and pillows for residents of The Salvation Army's Family Caring Center Shelter.  Other top sponsors include Challenge Sponsors Home Depot, The Soffer Organization, SouthSide Works, and MSA; Apparel Sponsor Walmart; and After-party sponsor Qdoba Mexican Grill.  Others include numerous local businesses who are opening their doors as challenge locations as well as countless prize sponsors.    Over 50 volunteers will also be on hand to help make sure the challenges are run efficiently and to celebrate with the participants at the after party at The Hyatt House Hotel.

Proceeds of The Most Amazing Race benefit The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania's youth programs for children throughout Allegheny County.   Camping experiences, character building and recreational activities, homework help, feeding programs and more provide kids with the sense of hope they need for a brighter future.  "More and more people turn to us for help each year," said Major Mark Mackneer, The Salvation Army's Allegheny County Coordinator.  "Events like this one help us raise not only much-needed funds but also awareness for the valuable programs we provide," he added.

"Anyone can participate and be competitive in this event," stated Donna Fencik, Divisional Director of Fundraising for The Salvation Army and event coordinator.  She continued:  "Mental challenges level the playing field for those who might not be stellar athletes.   Our past participants have ranged in age from 21 to 61, with the average age being 36. You don't have to be a marathon runner to be involved.  It helps to be in good shape, but there are public transportation options available for those who can't run the entire course.  We're very grateful for the cooperation of The City of Pittsburgh and The Allegheny County Port Authority."   Teams must be register online at www.mostamazingrace.org and be qualified by raising at least $250 per team by midnight on September 12th.  The top 50 fundraising teams will be accepted into the race. 

Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 126 countries worldwide.  The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log onto www.salvationarmy-wpa.org, twitter.com/SalArmyPGH or facebook.com/SalvationArmyWesternPA.  The Salvation Army … Doing the most good . . . for the most people . . . in the most need.

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110412/MM81995LOGO

SOURCE The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The web app is Agile. The REST API is Agile. The testing and planning are Agile. But alas, Data infrastructures certainly are not. Once an application matures, changing the shape or indexing scheme of data often forces at best a top down planning exercise and at worst includes schema changes which force downtime. The time has come for a new approach that fundamentally advances the agility of distributed data infrastructures. Come learn about a new solution to the problems faced by software orga...
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the...
Akana, a leading provider of API Management, API Security and Cloud Integration solutions, announced that it is introducing DevOps automation to the API lifecycle. New capabilities in Akana's API Management platform significantly reduce the time required to update API definitions and versions. DevOps teams will be able to work faster in designing and developing APIs, as well as managing them at runtime and publishing them to a portal.
2015 predictions circa 1970: houses anticipate our needs and adapt, city infrastructure is citizen and situation aware, office buildings identify and preprocess you. Today smart buildings have no such collective conscience, no shared set of fundamental services to identify, predict and synchronize around us. LiveSpace and M2Mi are changing that. LiveSpace Smart Environment devices deliver over the M2Mi IoT Platform real time presence, awareness and intent analytics as a service to local connecte...
DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo New York is offering a limited time FREE "Expo Plus" registration option in New York. On site registration price of $1,95 will be set to 'free' for delegates who register during special offer. To take advantage of this opportunity, attendees can use the coupon code, and secure their registration to attend all keynotes, @DevOpsSummit sessions at Cloud Expo, expo floor, and SYS-CON.tv power panels. Special FREE registration givess access to all Containers and Microservi...
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The world is at a tipping point where the technology, the device and global adoption are converging to such a point that we will see an explosion of a world where smartphone devices not only allow us to talk to each other, but allow for communication between everything – serving as a central hub from which we control our world – MediaTek is at the heart of both driving this and allowing the markets to drive this reality forward themselves. The next wave of consumer gadgets is here – smart, con...
The basic integration architecture, as defined by ESBs, hasn’t changed for more than a decade. Most cloud integration providers still rely on an ESB architecture and their proprietary connectors. As a result, enterprise integration projects suffer from constraints of availability and reliability of these connectors that are not re-usable across other integration vendors. However, the rapid adoption of APIs and almost ubiquitous availability of APIs amongst most SaaS and Cloud applications are ra...
The only place to be Nov 3-5 is Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo | DevOps Summit 2015 West at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Join us there as delegates from all over the world come to listen to and engage with speakers & sponsors from the leading Cloud Computing, IoT, Big Data and DevOps companies. Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo are the leading events covering the booming market of Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data for the enterprise. Speakers from all over the world will be hand-picked...
The enterprise market will drive IoT device adoption over the next five years. In his session at @ThingsExpo, John Greenough, an analyst at BI Intelligence, division of Business Insider, will analyze how companies will adopt IoT products and the associated cost of adopting those products. John Greenough is the lead analyst covering the Internet of Things for BI Intelligence- Business Insider’s paid research service. Numerous IoT companies have cited his analysis of the IoT. Prior to joining B...
While there are hundreds of public and private cloud hosting providers to choose from, not all clouds are created equal. If you’re seeking to host enterprise-level mission-critical applications, where Cloud Security is a primary concern, WHOA.com is setting new standards for cloud hosting, and has established itself as a major contender in the marketplace. We are constantly seeking ways to innovate and leverage state-of-the-art technologies. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Mike Rivera, Seni...
“We are a managed services company. We have taken the key aspects of the cloud and the purposed data center and merged the two together and launched the Purposed Cloud about 18–24 months ago," explained Chetan Patwardhan, CEO of Stratogent, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "First Containers & Microservices Conference" will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. The “Second Containers & Microservices Conference” will take place November 3-5, 2015, at Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
SYS-CON Events announced today DevOps.com will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Launched in 2014, DevOps.com has quickly established itself as an indispensable resource for DevOps education and community building. DevOps.com make it their mission to cover all aspects of DevOps – philosophy, tools, business impact, best practices and more.
ThingsExpo New York is offering a limited time FREE "Expo Plus" registration option in New York. On site registration price of $1,95 will be set to 'free' for delegates who register during special offer. To take advantage of this opportunity, attendees can use the coupon code, and secure their registration to attend all keynotes, ThingsExpo sessions, expo floor, and SYS-CON.tv power panels. Special FREE registration givess access to all DevOps, Containers and Microservices sessions as well. Regi...