Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Software

FormFree and HomeScout partner to help lenders identify mortgage-ready borrowers earlier in the home buying journey

ATHENS, Ga. -- FormFree® has partnered with HomeScout, a wholly owned subsidiary of FirstClose®, to launch HomeScout Qualified Borrower, a tool that helps lenders generate leads and concentrate borrower conversion efforts on mortgage-ready home buyers.

HomeScout offers mortgage professionals a suite of tools built to capture more purchase business and close more loans by engaging with in-market home buyers early in their home buying journeys. With the introduction of HomeScout Qualified Borrower, FormFree and HomeScout helps prospective homebuyers - including those with thin credit files or no credit score at all - understand their buying power and share it with lenders before completing a detailed loan application or receiving an initial loan estimate.

FormFree is a leading provider of ability to pay (ATP®) analytics for the lending industry, including verification of assets (VOA), verification of income and employment (VOI/E) and rent payment history. FormFree's patent-pending Residual Income Knowledge Index™ (RIKI™) supplements traditional credit evaluation models with analysis of a consumer's cash flow and residual income, creating a more complete picture of a borrower's creditworthiness and potentially allowing more borrowers to qualify for a home loan.

"The systemic bias in today's lending model, however unintentional, has created a homeownership gap that has persisted for decades. The FHFA is calling upon the entire industry to make housing equity a priority, and FormFree is answering that call," said FormFree Chief Strategy Officer Eric Lapin. "Our Qualified Borrower™ token provides the top-of-funnel intelligence lenders need to responsibly extend credit to more borrowers while curbing sky-high loan origination costs."

"Our partnership with HomeScout redefines the way lenders engage with past customers and prospects by combining clear signals of home buying intent with a complete understanding of each consumer's ability to finance a home," said FormFree Founder and CEO Brent Chandler. "These are the highest-quality leads the industry has ever seen."

"Every day, hundreds of thousands of Americans start their home buying journeys online. With so many potential leads, the challenge for lenders is figuring out which buyers have both the intent to buy a home and the ability to repay a mortgage loan," said David Camp, President of HomeScout. "By combining our consumer marketing suite with FormFree's Qualified Borrower token, HomeScout Qualified Borrower helps lenders more efficiently connect with mortgage-ready home buyers before they are scooped up by competitors."

About FormFree:

FormFree® is a market-leading fintech company whose revolutionary products AccountChek® and Passport® make for a more inclusive credit decisioning landscape by enabling lenders to understand people's true ability to pay (ATP®). Our vision is to leverage source data and data-driven intelligence to usher in a new era of transparent, fair and liquid credit markets. To date, thousands of U.S. lenders and brokers have ordered millions of FormFree's patented verification reports representing trillions of dollars in loan verifications. FormFree delights borrowers and lenders with a paperless experience, dramatically reduces origination timelines and offers automated analysis and standardized delivery to lenders and investors using a secure ReIssueKey®. For more information, visit https://www.formfree.com/ or follow FormFree on LinkedIn.

About HomeScout:

HomeScout is a lender-centric platform dedicated to growing conversions and retention rates for the mortgage industry. HomeScout, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of FirstClose®, a highly respected financial technology provider. This strategic partnership provides mortgage industry professionals with access to an extraordinary suite of solutions to best serve in-market home buyers and sellers, while also providing the necessary tools to amplify business growth.

With HomeScout, consumers will find all the tools they need to help them through the home buying and selling journey, including a branded and secure search portal.

HomeScout is committed to the retention and growth of database clients while providing commission security and consistency for mortgage professionals and organizations.

For more information on HomeScout visit https://homescout.realty.com/.

Related link: https://www.formfree.com/

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, Manufacturing

Talon International and KC Wearable Technologies Srl Partner to Launch New Fashion Innovations

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. -- Talon International Inc. and KC Wearable Technologies Srl. in Italy have formed a strategic partnership to supply Talon's customers, the world's largest fashion brands, with the KC's wearable technology innovations. With a strong vision for the future, the cooperation will facilitate the sales and distribution of existing KC innovations, as well as the creation of exciting future joint developments to make new functionalities in clothing and accessories possible.

Sales and Distribution of Existing KC Innovations:

Given Talon's reputation for continuously revolutionizing their product offerings, as well as transforming the fashion industry, they always seek opportunities to serve their customers better. The cooperation with KC Wearable Technologies provides Talon with the ability to sell and distribute creative and unique solutions. Developments like heating systems for clothing and accessories, cooling systems for fashion and activewear, and wireless charging pockets for smartphones, will provide Talon customers with industry leading technology, to stay at the forefront of their competitors. With patented technologies, which are often designed to be removable for washing and cleaning purposes, Talon foresees their widespread use in the future.

"We've already had significant interest from our existing customer base, which has us very excited for the future of our industry," says Larry Dyne, CEO at Talon International Inc. "Thanks to our partnership with KC Wearable Technologies, these technologies can be applied to garments and accessories, to create superior products with short development to market times."

Joint Development of Further Innovations:

By combining the abilities of KC with those of Talon, both companies will begin the process of jointly exploring further game changing initiatives. For example, KC has integrated NFC tags into buttons and silicone patches, to allow consumers to create convenient shortcuts on their smartphones. In future, Talon will now also roll out this concept on many of its existing product lines, including trims, Velcro patches, fasteners, and zippers.

Dominik Kufner, Managing Partner at KC, points out another example of where the combined abilities of KC and Talon will lead to new initiatives: "In the near future, we plan to jointly create new safety vests, with a wide range of revolutionary new safety functions. With integrated new communication tools, sensor technologies and alarm systems, workers can be safer than ever before."

Sofia Cinel, Managing Partner of KC points out another invention which will change the future of the fashion industry: "KC's development of flexible lithium batteries, for applications in clothing and accessories, opens infinite new possibilities. With Talon's vast network, the use of this innovation can now be rolled out in the entire industry in countless new applications."

In future it will be normal that jackets, handbags, or wallets will re-charge cell phones. We will be used to caps or beanies functioning as earphones, and that outerwear will electrically heat or cool consumers. Silver textiles will decontaminate objects in pockets and protect credit cards, while activated carbon components will absorb odor molecules. People will have loudspeakers in the thumb of their gloves, to answer phone calls without taking them off, and they will open their handbags with biometric fingerprint locks.

The research and development teams of both Talon and KC are thrilled about the next stage in their growth and excited to help change the future.

Talon International:

Their 128-year history provides Talon with unmatched knowledge of the products and innovations required to turn their client's visions into reality. Working with prestigious brands including Guess, Urban Outfitters, Polo Ralph Lauren, Macy's, Superdry, Reebok, Spanx, Van Heusen, and so many more, Talon is well respected as a heritage brand that assists their clients in standing out from their competitors with customized solutions.

For information or images: Anthony Chiu, EngineerWearableTech @ talonzippers.com

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South Carolina Youth Soccer Partners with Sports Connect to Grow Registration with Innovative Technology

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina Youth Soccer (SCYS), the governing body for US Youth Soccer in the state, has announced Sports Connect powered by Stack Sports as the Exclusive Technology and Online Registration Provider for the state. This multi-year partnership serves to support SCYS's purpose of developing, promoting, and administering the game of soccer for your players in the state. Sports Connect provides technology solutions for the state association, affiliated leagues and clubs, and the participating players, coaches, families, and volunteers.

Sports Connect is a key component of the U.S. Soccer Connect mission of growing participation and advancing the sport of soccer in conjunction with U.S. Soccer. The U.S. Soccer Connect initiative consists of leading services powered by Stack Sports connecting every level of the soccer pathway. It represents the largest commitment of technology and sports resources to any project in American sports history.

"SCYS has partnered with Sports Connect since 2016, and we are excited to continue collaborating with them for an additional three years," said Walter Clapton, Executive Director at SCYS. "We want our affiliated clubs' staff and volunteers to have the most innovative and easy-to-use tools available to manage their club, and Sports Connect provides just that."

"We are humbled to have the partnership and trust of South Carolina Youth Soccer," said Adam Abney, General Manager of Sports Connect. "SCYS provides a safe and fun environment for all young soccer players to thrive, and we are proud to serve alongside their mission through innovative technology and best-in-class support."

Affiliated clubs partnering with Sports Connect have access to a full suite of features, including Mobile-First Registration, seamless data integration with SCYS, safety and compliance tracking, professional website designs, business insights, fanwear, and much more.

To learn more about this partnership, visit https://sportsconnect.com/south-carolina-soccer/.

About South Carolina Youth Soccer:

South Carolina Youth Soccer (SCYS) has been developing, promoting, and administering youth soccer throughout South Carolina since 1977. The SCYS membership consists of 50+ clubs and 25,000+ registered players. South Carolina Youth Soccer is a Member State Association of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and is a proud member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). As one of the 54 US Youth Soccer Member State Associations, SCYS helps make up the largest youth sports organization in the country.

About Stack Sports:

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/ .

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After providing 43,000+ meals to food insecure communities, IOR Global and Move For Hunger renew their partnership for a third year

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J. -- IOR Global Services, a leading provider of global mobility and talent management solutions designed to advance employee effectiveness across cultures, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, have renewed their partnership for the third year to fight food insecurity and food waste nationwide.

IOR Global Services joined Move For Hunger in 2020 and has currently helped to provide 43,630 meals to those in need through their partnership with Move For Hunger.

"People have always been our priority at IOR Global Services, both in our network of employees, consultants, clients, and within our community," said Rob Burns, CEO of IOR Global Services. "We pride ourselves on our team's efforts to give back and support those in need, a key component of IOR's culture, and we are very excited to partner once again with Move For Hunger to aid in their ongoing relief efforts and make a significant impact on peoples' lives."

Move For Hunger was founded in 2009 and has provided over 27 million pounds of food, equaling more than 23 million meals, to food pantries across the United States and Canada. Move For Hunger now has a network of over 1,100 moving companies, including many of the worlds leading relocation management companies, and more than 2,700 multi-family apartment communities, all helping to fight to end hunger by collecting food items and delivering them to local food banks in the United States and Canada.

"Approximately 42 million Americans face hunger every day, yet 35% of food in America is wasted," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "Through our partnership with IOR, we're able to recover more food and put it food on the tables of those who are desperately in need."

About Move For Hunger:

Move For Hunger, a 501(c)(3), is working to end hunger and food waste in America. 42 million Americans struggle with hunger while 35% of the food produced in this country goes to waste. By mobilizing moving companies, multifamily apartment communities, corporations, and volunteers, Move For Hunger has delivered more than 27 million pounds of food to food banks - providing 23 million meals for those in need.

Get your company involved by registering to hold a food drive, fundraiser, or team building opportunity. Visit Move For Hunger to learn more about their work at https://www.moveforhunger.org/

About IOR Global Services, Inc.:

IOR Global Services, Inc. ("IOR") is a leading provider of Global Mobility solutions including Destination Services, Language Training, and Intercultural Solutions designed to advance employee effectiveness across cultures. IOR strives to ease the relocation transition by enabling employees and their families to settle in, adapt, and thrive in their new communities and roles.

Related link: https://moveforhunger.org/

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Education and Schools, Free News Articles

WIS ED Assists in Increasing the Cybersecurity Workforce by Delivering High Quality Cybersecurity Courses

BALTIMORE, Md. -- WIS ED LLC (WIS ED) has partnered with Tech Quest Apprenticeship, a national initiative led by Clark University's School of Professional Studies, to provide information technology (IT) and Cyber-related pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships to unemployed, underemployed, and incumbent workers through 2023.

Statement from Dr. Duane Wilson, CEO, WIS ED LLC:

"It is the primary goal of WIS ED to address the sizable shortage of professionals equipped to respond to cyber-threats. WIS ED is excited to partner with Clark University on their Tech Quest Apprenticeship program to help the nation step closer to a workforce that can handle cybersecurity threats wherever they may arise."

Statement from Dug Jones, Program Director, Tech Quest Apprenticeship:

"Apprenticeships are the perfect vehicle and WIS ED is the perfect partner to maximize this opportunity to help develop young people for careers in IT and Cybersecurity."

Background

Tech Quest Apprenticeship and WIS ED LLC partnered to maximize the impact of their grant funding from the Office of Apprenticeship within the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

According to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE):

* There is an estimated global shortage of 3.12 million cyber professionals.

* 50% of surveyed, hiring managers state that applicants lack the qualifications needed to perform cyber jobs.

* As of April 2021, in the US, there are 464,420 total cybersecurity job openings and 956,341 total employed cybersecurity workforce.

It is due to this need that WIS ED was established: to address the digital skills, cyber training and education gap at all levels of education. An apprentice pipeline is a key part of the strategy to build this workforce, hence the partnership with Clark University's Tech Quest. Tech Quest assists individuals 17 years and older who are unemployed, underemployed or are incumbent workers needing new skills.

Together, WIS ED and Tech Quest are providing pre-apprenticeship / apprenticeship program development and expansion assistance for the following profession: Cyber Security Analyst. To further their reach, WIS ED will also add job titles for Information Technology and Software Engineering to their apprenticeship program. Tech Quest's grant funding focuses on eight states: California, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Texas. WIS ED's reach in Maryland and other states supports Tech Quest's efforts as well as assist with employment opportunities for the workers that reside in these communities.

ABOUT WIS ED LLC:

WIS ED LLC, established in 2020, is a for-profit organization located in Anne Arundel County, MD. WIS ED is a Cyber Training and Education Firm focusing on the delivery of advanced technical content in several areas to include: Blockchain Technology, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Computer Science, and Data Science. Through our education services, we have developed cyber focused curricula for secondary education students (specifically 11th and 12th graders), programs for postsecondary and graduate institutions and other courses for educational organizations.

Through our training services, we offer Cyber Training or simulations to educators, employees, or trainers in many industries to include Federal, Commercial, and Academia. The training we provide comes in the form of summer boot camps (for at-risk youth), certification training programs (for employees and career changers) and information sessions (for the general population). We have trained over 200 individuals since 2020. Our Maryland State approved Pre-apprenticeship/Apprenticeship program is another avenue to assist individuals who are seeking a career in cybersecurity. More Information: https://www.wiseducation.org/

ABOUT TECH QUEST APPRENTICESHIP:

Tech Quest Apprenticeship, funded by a $12 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration, provides business technology training nationwide for unemployed and underemployed individuals, and to those who seek to master relevant technology skills in an evolving workplace. Clark University is working with the Public Consulting Group (PCG) and a national consortium of workforce development boards to provide 4,000 pre-apprenticeships and 1,000 information technology (IT) and IT-related apprenticeships to thousands of individuals in eight states through 2023. More information: https://www.clarku.edu/schools/sps/programs/workforce-grants/

ABOUT CLARK UNIVERSITY:

Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university that prepares its students to meet tomorrow's most daunting challenges and embrace its greatest opportunities. Through 33 undergraduate majors, more than 30 advanced degree programs, and nationally recognized community partnerships, Clark fuses rigorous scholarship with authentic world and workplace experiences that empower our learning community to pursue lives and careers of meaning and consequence. Clark's academic departments and institutes develop solutions to complex global problems across the disciplines, and the University addresses the behavioral health of adolescents and young adults through the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise. More Information: https://www.clarku.edu/schools/sps/

LEARN MORE ABOUT WIS ED LLC AT: https://www.wiseducation.org/

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Move For Hunger and Graebel Companies Renew their Partnership to Aid Food Insecure Communities

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J. -- Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, and Graebel Companies, Inc. a leading provider of global talent and workplace mobility solutions, have renewed their partnership to continue the fight against hunger in the United States.

Graebel joined Move For Hunger as a partner in 2016 and continues to be an active partner through events like the Move 2 Fight Hunger Challenge. Last fall this virtual activity challenge had more than 350 Graebel employees across 11 countries move a total of 11,000 miles through exercise which assisted in providing 47,000 meals to food banks and those facing hunger. Since this partnership began, Graebel has helped provide more than 100,000 meals to those in need. They also continue to be active in the Move For Hunger race team, turning their miles into meals to fight food insecurity.

"We are very pleased to continue our relationship with Move For Hunger," said Ben Ivory, senior vice president of Sustainability at Graebel, "We understand the urgent need to address food insecurity in many communities and thank Move for Hunger for their leadership in creating a meaningful difference for so many individuals in need."

Move For Hunger was founded in 2009 by Adam Lowy and now has a network of over 1,100 moving companies, many of the world's leading relocation management companies, and more than 3,000 multi-family apartment communities. All of these organizations help in the fight to end hunger by collecting food items and delivering them to local food banks in the United States and Canada.

"Graebel Companies proves time and time again their dedication to fighting hunger," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "They continuously encourage their employees to get active in Move For Hunger initiatives, as well as sponsor those initiatives. Their support is so appreciated."

About Move For Hunger:

Move For Hunger, a 501(c)(3), is working to end hunger and food waste in America. 42 million Americans struggle with hunger while 35% of the food produced in this country goes to waste. By mobilizing moving companies, multifamily apartment communities, corporations, and volunteers, Move For Hunger has delivered more than 27 million pounds of food to food banks - providing 23 million meals for those in need.

Get your company involved by registering to hold a food drive, fundraiser, or team building opportunity. Visit Move For Hunger to learn more about their work at https://www.moveforhunger.org/

About Graebel Companies, Inc.:

Graebel Companies, Inc. is a leading provider of global talent and workplace mobility solutions for some of the world's largest and most recognized brands and their employees in 165 countries. Since its founding in 1950, Graebel has innovated and grown to deliver excellent relocation service and results for clients, all while remaining family-owned and focused on people-first mobility. With custom technology solutions, Graebel develops and implements mobility strategies that help companies attract and retain talent; respond faster to global market trends; maximize return on mobility programs; and create exceptional experiences that make global talent mobility more humane and as seamless as possible. As a full-service relocation management company (RMC), Graebel addresses every part of the mobility lifecycle for employers and employees, including services for departure and move management, destination, settling-in, and ongoing assignments. For more information, visit www.Graebel.com. Here's to the world ahead®️.

Related link: https://moveforhunger.org/

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Safety and Security Solutions, Software

ZKTeco USA collaborates with IMRON Corporation and Z9 Security to launch Atlas access control panels integrated with UnityIS software

ATLANTA, Ga. -- ZKTeco USA announced today that IMRON Corporation has fully integrated its Atlas access control panels with the UnityIS software platform, certified as z9/op=n by Z9 Security. With this integration, UnityIS customers now have a vast portfolio of access control panels to choose from. Atlas panels are simple and easy to install, designed and engineered in the USA, NDAA compliant and available in 1, 2 and 4 door versions.

"ZKTeco USA appreciates the high value delivered to customers with Atlas panels in conjunction with industry-leading access control partners like IMRON Corporation and Z9 Security," said Manish Dalal, president and founder of ZKTeco USA.

"Atlas panels offer PoE, WiFi, and advanced access control, along with being OSDP Verified, to bring a fully secure, reliable, and integrated solution," said Esteban Pastor, product manager at ZKTeco USA.

"UnityIS supports the full functionality of ZKTeco Atlas panels, managed from the cloud. The integration scales as needed, for fully-featured advanced access control," said Fawzia Atcha, vice president, IMRON Corporation.

"IMRON Corporation has been an innovator and trendsetter in access control software for decades. ZKTeco USA has been changing the face of the global access control industry with an amazing array of high-quality hardware and software products. Z9 Security is proud to have had longstanding relationships with both companies, and is incredibly pleased to be able to help connect UnityIS and Atlas using z9/op=n technology," said Ken Larson, president of Z9 Security.

About ZKTeco USA:

ZKTeco USA is a globally-renowned enterprise delivering access control and biometric verification technology designed to make the world a safer place. ZKTeco USA brings a wide range of solutions to market, including Smart Identity Authentication Applications, Smart Entrance Control Applications (for both pedestrians and vehicles), and Smart Office Applications. Products range from simple RFID & QR code readers to advanced biometric door controllers, turnstiles, walkthrough metal detectors, and even X-ray inspection scanners. ZKTeco USA is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and is focused upon marketing, selling, servicing, and maintaining products and warranties for the entire ZKTeco product range sold throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, please visit https://www.zktecousa.com/.

About IMRON Corporation:

IMRON Corporation is a leading provider of Security Management Software and Access Control solutions. With its non-proprietary open-architecture standard, IMRON Corporation converges solution-oriented technology, customization, and unparalleled customer service for easy-to-use security solutions which have been installed and field-tested at more than 10,000 sites worldwide. IMRON's flagship product, UnityIS, offers unprecedented control of all physical security requirements, in the cloud. Hybrid solutions can leverage virtually any existing system, as well as disparate technologies, to create a customized, cost-effective offering. The company was founded in 1997 by Imron Hussain, who was the first to develop a fully integrated Windows-based software application integrating Access Control, Video Management and Alarm Management. More information on this integration is available at https://imron.com/zk-atlas-hardware.

About Z9 Security:

Z9 Security is the leading independent provider of innovative software, firmware, and cloud components to the access control industry. Z9 Security is the creator of the z9/op=n standard, which enables unprecedented interoperability between a wide variety of access control software and hardware platforms. More information on z9/op=n is available at https://www.z9security.com/open/.

Related link: https://zktecousa.com/

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Move For Hunger and SML Relocation Renew Partnership to Fight Food Waste and Hunger Across the United States

NEPTUNE, N.J. -- Simple Moving Labor Relocation (SML), a nationwide moving service company, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, have renewed their partnership for the 5th time to continue their fight against hunger and food waste throughout the United States.

Move For Hunger was founded in 2009 by Adam Lowy, and has provided more than 27 million pounds of food, equaling over 23 million meals, to food pantries and banks across the United States. Since the pandemic started, Move For Hunger has had to meet the growing need of food insecurity in the United States and Canada, where 42 million Americans and 1 in 8 Canadians struggle with hunger.

SML Relocation's partnership with Move for Hunger is unique in that they contribute quarterly based on the direct consumer fundraising they do each quarter. With their fundraising campaign, they invite customers to donate at the time of booking, and then, as a company, match the customer donations. SML Relocation become a partner with Move For Hunger in 2018 and has since provided more than 78,700 meals through monetary contributions to food insecure communities across the nation.

"SML is proud to support this organization in its mission to fight hunger and reduce food waste," says Josh Barnes, vice president of SML Relocation. "Every day across the country millions of individuals are food insecure; our partnership with Move For Hunger provides the most logical way for SML to positively affect real and meaningful change in people's lives."

Move For Hunger has a network of more than 1,100 moving companies, 3,000 multifamily apartment communities, and many of the world's leading relocation management companies, that collect unopened, non-perishable food and deliver it to local food banks.

"We are beyond thankful for 5 years of partnership with SML and the ability to work with each partner in a way that makes the biggest impact on food insecure communities," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger.

About Move For Hunger:

Move For Hunger, a 501(c)(3), is working to end hunger and food waste in America. 42 million Americans struggle with hunger while 35% of the food produced in this country goes to waste. By mobilizing moving companies, multifamily apartment communities, corporations, and volunteers, Move For Hunger has delivered more than 27 million pounds of food to food banks - providing 23 million meals for those in need.

Get your company involved by registering to hold a food drive, fundraiser, or team building opportunity. Visit Move For Hunger to learn more about their work at www.moveforhunger.org

Related link: https://moveforhunger.org/

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Electronics, Free News Articles, Police, Fire and Rescue

MAGLITE® and American Paramedic Association Partner with Pedestrian Safety Institute, Promoting Traffic and Pedestrian Safety During July: The Deadliest Month of The Year

ONTARIO, Calif. -- The Maglite brand partners up with the American Paramedics Association (APA) and the Pedestrian Safety Institute (PSI) to support traffic and pedestrian safety during the deadliest month of the year. According to the PSI, July maintains the highest rate of traffic related fatalities specifically with those of pedestrians. The days surrounding July 4th are particularly dangerous.

"Paramedics are those that treat the injured and see the deaths up close from traffic fatalities and want to urge people to be more cautious so that we can respond to less of these tragedies," said Andrew Stephen, Executive Director of APA. "Any time a paramedic is out of their vehicle, the goal is to be visible. Why should it be any different for pedestrians?"

Darkness and low-visibility play a significant role in pedestrian deaths. In fact, more than 70% of fatalities happen at dawn, dusk or night. Maglite and the American Paramedic Association are on a mission to illuminate the dangers of driving in low-visibility conditions to reduce deaths and injuries. In order to raise awareness, they are distributing press materials and alerting the media about the dangers pedestrians will face in the coming months, while also promoting National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month.

National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month was created by the Pedestrian Safety Institute with the goal of educating and urging drivers to use caution while driving during this time of year.

"There are simple ways to reduce the number of deaths due to pedestrian traffic accidents - carry a bright flashlight, wear reflective clothing and be cautious, especially around fast-moving traffic," said Tony Maglica, founder and CEO of Mag Instrument, Inc., manufacturer of the Maglite® Flashlight.

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), more than 6,700 pedestrians died in vehicle related accidents in 2020, up from 6,412 the year before. GHSA projected that pedestrian fatality rate increased nearly 20% as deaths climbed sharply despite people driving less during the pandemic. Preliminary data from 2021 indicates yet another increase in pedestrian deaths.

American Paramedics Association, https://americanparamedics.org/

Mag Instrument, manufacturer of the MAGLITE® flashlight, https://maglite.com

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Utah Youth Soccer Partners with Stack Sports and CaptainU To Increase Opportunities For Athletes

PLANO, Texas -- Utah Youth Soccer - originated in 1978, and is the authorized state youth soccer association of Utah and is affiliated with the U.S. Youth Soccer, U.S. Soccer, and the U.S. Olympic Committee - announced today a new partner in CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to help more athletes find college opportunities.

CaptainU, a self-managed recruiting software tool that connects high school athletes and college coaches across the country, is the best way to connect with college coaches and get recruited. This partnership allows Utah Soccer athletes and parents instant access to every college soccer coach in the country, while increasing CaptainU's exposure in the college soccer recruiting world.

"We are excited to be working with CaptainU to increase the access to college sports for our athletes in the state of Utah," said Bryan Attridge, CEO of Utah Youth Soccer. "This partnership will provide our athletes, parents, coaches, and teams access to expert recruiting tools and resources to further enhance their soccer journeys."

Through this partnership, Utah Youth Soccer athletes will receive a free recruiting profile and highly discounted upgraded plans, coaches are eligible for free CaptainU College accounts, teams are eligible for a free CaptainU Teams accounts, and more. (More information: https://www.captainu.com/get-started?tag=event&event_id=265648&campaign&sport=soccer)

"We are thrilled to be extending the partnership with Utah Youth Soccer and providing them with new solutions to enhance their already great development programs," said Brandon Hollmann, General Manager of CaptainU. "Assisting college coaches, teams, and athletes throughout the recruiting process is what we do best, and teaming up with Utah Soccer is a great opportunity to continue our mission.

About Utah Youth Soccer:

Utah Youth Soccer originated in 1978 and is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors solely for the benefit of Utah's children. Reaching nearly 60,000 players across the state, UYSA is the only soccer organization in Utah that offers a diverse range of services and innovative programs to meet the needs of a membership with varied abilities, backgrounds, and financial means.

About CaptainU:

CaptainU empowers athletes to take their game to the next level through recruiting and discovery tools to connect with clubs, events and colleges. More than 3 million high school athletes, college coaches, club coaches and tournament directors have used CaptainU tools to network, build relationships, and build championship teams. CaptainU was founded in 2008 and now powers the recruiting journey for partners like AAU, USA Gymnastics, Utah Soccer, and USRowing. To learn more about CaptainU, visit http://www.captainu.com/.

About Stack Sports:

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

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