SportsSignup Partners with STRIDE Adaptive Sports to Streamline Registrations for Programs and Events

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Company to Provide Secure Online Registration Services to Organization of Sports and Recreational Opportunities for People with Special Needs.

Stride Adaptive Sports

It’s a privilege to be associated with organizations whose sole aim is to provide opportunities and access to a full range of sports and recreation activities, and to support them in that mission.

SportsSignup, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of online registration and management solutions for youth sports organizations and community groups throughout North America, has formed a partnership with STRIDE Adaptive Sports, a leading Northeast provider of sports and recreational opportunities for people with special needs.

SportsSignup’s software and data support services will provide secure online registration for all of STRIDE’s programs and events, beginning with the 2011 Wounded Warriors Snowsports Welcome Ceremony in Troy, N.Y., and the 2011 Great Race at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, Mass.

This partnership is part of SportsSignup for a Cause, which enables SportsSignup customers to “sponsor” registrations for a philanthropic event or charitable cause associated with their organization or within their community. SportsSignup waives its standard registration fees for qualifying events.

“We’re very gratified to have this opportunity to partner with STRIDE Adaptive Sports and enable its staff and volunteers to focus more of their attention on the important work they’re doing and less on some of the day-to-day administrative chores that come with handling registrations manually,” said Jodi Murphy, director of marketing at SportsSignup. “It’s a privilege to be associated with organizations whose sole aim is to provide opportunities and access to a full range of sports and recreation activities, and to support them in that mission.”

STRIDE, founded in 1985, offers free programs in 16 different sports at 25 locations in the Northeast. It provides more than 5,600 free adaptive sport and recreation lessons annually to children and adults with special needs.

“We couldn’t be happier to have a reliable, reputable partner to streamline our registrations and offer secure online transactions for our families and our athletes,” said Mary Ellen Whitney, the Founder and Executive Director of STRIDE. “The convenience, ease of use and security of the process make it tremendously beneficial to everyone who comes in contact with our organization. We’re thrilled to join forces with SportsSignup.”

STRIDE is heavily reliant on volunteers, who act as event coordinators, coaches, instructors and mentors. Online registration dramatically reduces the time volunteers and STRIDE staff must devote to processing registrations, handling payments and similar tasks.

Snowsports are the cornerstone of STRIDE, with programs at Jiminy Peak in Hancock, Mass., Catamount Mountains in Hillsdale, N.Y., and Ski Sundown in New Hartford, Conn., that are staffed by nearly 100 highly skilled, trained volunteer instructors. STRIDE also offers programs in bicycling, camping, tennis, golf, bowling, swimming, sled hockey, dance and sailing, as well as rafting trips and other programs. STRIDE teaches more than 7,000 free adaptive sport lessons annually.

SportsSignup has made its software and support services available for free to several other philanthropic organizations through its SportsSignup for a Cause program sponsored by existing SportsSignup customers. More than 1,600 youth sports organizations and event organizers throughout the U.S. and Canada have entrusted their data management needs to SportsSignup.

About SportsSignup
SportsSignup, owned and operated by League Sports Services LLC, provides sports organizations and event organizers with easy-to-learn and easy-to-use integrated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to facilitate online sports registration, e-commerce fundraising, and coach/volunteer background check management. Since 2003, the company has been dedicated to operating a secure, affordable, and hassle-free online service suite that enables administrators from thousands of soccer, football, baseball, lacrosse, basketball, track & field, and many other sports organizations to easily automate many aspects of their duties. For more information about SportsSignup, please visit http://www.sportssignup.com.

About STRIDE Adaptive Sports
STRIDE Adaptive Sports, based in Troy, N.Y., provides recreation and sports opportunities free of charge to more than 1,250 athletes with special needs and their families each year. Volunteers devote an estimated 36,000 hours a year to teaching, coaching and mentoring athletes in 16 different sports at 25 locations in the Northeast. STRIDE Adaptive Sports is an affiliate member of Disabled Sports USA, Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors. For more information about STRIDE Adaptive Sports, please visit http://www.stride.org.

©2011 League Sports Services LLC. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. League Sports Services LLC shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.    

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