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. "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."
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. "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, www.LA2015.org, 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.