DocuSign Enters into Sponsorship Agreement with Special Olympics
- DocuSign announced a new sponsorship with Special Olympics in which DocuSign will provide support to make many of the nonprofit’s processes digital to help minimize the paperwork required of Special Olympics athletes.
- Special Olympics athletes as well as their guardians, coaches and doctors will have the option to use DocuSign to complete medical releases and participation forms.
- The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, will mark the first World Summer Games held in the U.S. in 16 years, and the first time required signatures are captured digitally.
SAN FRANCISCO, DOCUSIGN MOMENTUM ’15—March 11, 2015—Today, DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) announced a new sponsorship with Special Olympics to help minimize the hassles of paperwork. As part of the relationship, DocuSign has provided Special Olympics with its Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform and eSignature solution to empower athletes, guardians, coaches, and doctors to electronically sign required documents like medical releases and participation forms – anytime, anywhere, on any device, securely.
DocuSign will be used for local, regional and world Special Olympics Games, including the upcoming 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles from July 25 to August 2. DocuSign’s DTM platform will minimize the need for Special Olympics to use paper-based documents for athlete health forms. With DocuSign for Office 365, Special Olympics can further streamline business operations and reallocate both cost and time savings to activities that support its mission.
- “Reducing barriers to entry is critical for Special Olympics and why we’re grateful to DocuSign for providing us with this capability,” said Janet Froetscher, CEO of Special Olympics. “We continuously look for ways to transform the way we serve our millions of athletes around the world. With DocuSign, athletes, guardians, coaches, and doctors will be able to complete required health screenings digitally, without the need for paperwork.”
- “It’s a true honor for DocuSign to work with an organization like Special Olympics and help turn dreams into realities for Special Olympics athletes around the world, one eSignature at a time,” said Keith Krach, CEO of DocuSign. “DocuSign is all about making it easier to achieve personal and professional success without the hassles of paper slowing you down.”
LA 2015, will mark the first World Summer Games held in the U.S. in 16 years and the first time required signatures may be provided digitally. The 2015 Games will feature competitions in aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, football (soccer) and many other summer sports involving more than 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world.
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About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. With the support of more than 1.3 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 81,000 games and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations and partners, including the Christmas Records Trust, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics®, The Coca-Cola Company, The Walt Disney Company and ESPN, Lions Clubs International, Mattel, Microsoft, P&G, Bank of America, Essilor Vision Foundation, the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation, Finish Line, The Safeway Foundation, and Safilo Group. Visit Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org. Engage with us on: Twitter @specialolympics; fb.com/specialolympics; youtube.com/specialolympicshq; instagram.com/specialolympics and specialolympicsblog.wordpress.com.
About the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015
With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games - being staged in Los Angeles July 25 - August 2, 2015 - will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. The 2015 Special Olympics World Games, with the unparalleled spirit, enthusiasm, teamwork, joy and displays of courage and skill that are hallmarks of all Special Olympics events, will feature 25 Olympic-style sports in venues throughout the Los Angeles region. The Opening Ceremony, to be held July 25, 2015 in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games, is expected to attract 80,000 spectators. On April 30, 2014, LA2015 and ESPN announced a global programming deal that will see ESPN bring coverage of World Games to millions of fans around the world. Honorary Chairs of the Games are President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown serving as Honorary Hosts. Current Founding Champions and sponsors include The Coca-Cola Company, Mattel, Deloitte, Toyota, Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, OUE Skyspace Los Angeles, Davis Elen Advertising, Microsoft, Toys“R”Us, Google, UPS, AEG, David Geffen, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, The Walt Disney Company, Panda Express, and Knights of Columbus. LA2015, the Games Organizing Committee, is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information on the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit and on social with #ReachUpLA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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