LATHAM, N.Y. – Feb. 19, 2007 – SportsSignup, a Web-based technology provider for local, regional and nationwide sports organizations, today announced a strategic alliance with ChoicePoint (NYSE: CPS) to launch its new KidSafe service – an innovative online program that provides large youth sports organizations with an easy-to-use background check system for all their coaches and volunteers.
“Our KidSafe service is leveraging ChoicePoint’s access to more than 200 million criminal records, providing a robust system for youth sports organizations needing to background screen volunteers,” said John Haller, president of SportsSignup. “ChoicePoint offers the best available information compiled from sources across all 50 states, plus the company’s services are fully compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.”
Using the KidSafe platform, coaches and volunteers can register to volunteer online at their convenience using any computer with Internet access and, at the same time, perform a background check in real time. The results of the background check are automatically integrated with the organization’s roster management system, where only administrators with approved system access can manage cases and review the results. The process is easy to use and is as unobtrusive for both volunteers and administrators. The platform is secure and complies with all federal (and state) regulations.
“At ChoicePoint, we understand the importance of providing a safe environment for children, and we are proud to work with SportsSignup to help make the background screening process more accessible than ever before,” said Marco Piovesan, vice president of marketing for ChoicePoint WorkPlace Solutions Inc. “The KidSafe platform can help sports organization leaders better protect their members as well as their organizational integrity by offering a single Web-based solution that helps them manage and approve rosters, and screen their coaches. Together, we are helping to make the world a safer place for our children.”
The integrated KidSafe background screening platform is available today. Please visitwww.SportsSignup.com to learn more about this service.
SportsSignup, a division of League Sports Services LLC, provides sports organizations with fully-integrated online registration, roster management, and coach and volunteer background checking solutions. Since 2002, the company has enabled administrators from hundreds of soccer, baseball, lacrosse, hockey, and many other youth sports organizations to spend more time on the playing field by automating many aspects of their duties.
ChoicePoint (NYSE: CPS) provides businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations with technology, software, information and marketing services, all intended to help manage economic and physical risks as well as identify business opportunities. Each year, ChoicePoint helps more than six million people get the jobs they seek and more than 100 million people get fairly priced home and auto insurance. ChoicePoint’s authentication and anti-fraud tools improve efficiency and instill confidence in the decision-making process for ChoicePoint customers and consumers. Consumers have free access to the reports ChoicePoint creates at www.ChoiceTrust.com. Learn what ChoicePoint does to protect consumer privacy by visiting www.PrivacyatChoicePoint.com and, for more information on ChoicePoint, go towww.ChoicePoint.com.
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