SweatWorks Named the Official Mobile App and Live GPS Crossing Crusader Tracking Partner of Crossing For A Cure, the Largest Fundraising Endurance Paddle in the US
June 13, 2019
Washington, D.C. – SweatWorks is excited to announce they have been named the Official Mobile App and Live GPS Crossing Crusader Tracking Partner of Crossing For A Cure, an 80-mile endurance paddle from the Bahamas to Florida that raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis community, which takes place on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
“Piper’s Angels Foundation is excited to be working with SweatWorks and Garmin® to introduce an exciting tracking experience and ensure a higher level of safety for all of our participants” said Travis Suit, founder of Piper’s Angels.
This year, each of the 225 participants will use the Garmin inReach® Mini, a palm-sized two-way satellite communicator, attached to their board or personal flotation device. Connecting to the Iridium® satellite network, SweatWorks’ proprietary technology will enable the Official Crossing for a Cure Mobile App to display live GPS tracking for up to 10 participants at a time. “Garmin is proud to support the Crossing for a Cure event, and we’re excited to work with SweatWorks to enable live tracking of participants through the use of our inReach® satellite communicators and technology,” said Scott Marquis, InReach Enterprise Manager at Garmin.
Beginning at midnight – with the ceremonial launch in the Bahamas – the Official Mobile App’s elegant and intuitive user interface will provide friends, family and supporters the opportunity to experience firsthand the suspense happening at sea with a real-time play-by-play of the event, culminating in an exciting and memorable beach finish. “SweatWorks is thrilled to partner with Piper’s Angels, and I can’t think of a more deserving event than the Crossing to showcase our innovative live GPS tracking integration with Garmin” said Mohammed Iqbal, CEO at SweatWorks. You can download the Official Mobile App sponsored SweatWorks by searching for “Crossing For A Cure” in the Google Play or Apple Stores.
The Official Crossing for a Cure Mobile App also includes the Conquest Events Photos platform, which uses facial recognition to tag participants as well as spectators and volunteers for pictures taken before, during and after the event by the professional photography crew as well as spectators using the app. Anyone can upload their selfie and retrieve their photos in just seconds, all branded with the Crossing logo.
Also new this year, SweatWorks’ Conquest Events’ Timing and Results services will be utilized to provide the all paddlers with precise results displayed in real-time online on the Official Mobile App, the Crossing website and on Leaderboard TV’s at the finish line.
About Conquest Events
Conquest Events is the powerful event suite from SweatWorks that offers event apps, registration, live leaderboard and scoring, points series, event management, marketing, and media services. Conquest Events Photos is the most advanced photo platform available, highlighted by its facial recognition software, as well as its immediate delivery and flexible integration capabilities. It has been trusted by more than 1,000 events and has the highest-rated support team in the industry driven by its customer-first approach—meaning seamless technology for all events. ( www.conquestevents.net .)
SweatWorks is the leading digital agency in fitness and wellness. Their experience merging their user-focused design with innovative technology has created some of the most engaging experiences for the brands they work with (www.sweatworks.net .)
About Crossing For A Cure
Crossing For A Cure is the flagship event for Florida-based cystic fibrosis non-profit organization, Piper’s Angels. The annual event is a long-distance endurance paddle board challenge that takes paddlers 75 miles from Bimini in the Bahamas to Florida’s East Coast. Each year, paddle-boarders help to raise funds and awareness for the chronic disease as they ‘stand up for a cure’ and cross the Gulf Stream. Crossing For A Cure is a proud member of the Stand Up Paddle Industry Association . For more information, or to make a donation to Crossing For A Cure, visit www.crossingforacure.com.
About Piper’s Angels Foundation
Piper’s Angels Foundation supports and improves the lives of families with cystic fibrosis through heightened awareness, education, life-expanding activities, urgent financial support, and funding critical research. The organization aims to inspire action, make an impact and transform the lives of those affected by this disease. Additional information can be found online, at www.pipersangels.org.
For the past 30 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, instagram.com/garmin or youtube.com/garmin.