Media Release: Special Olympics Joins California Colocation Project
For Immediate Release: October 3, 2002
David E. Weekly
Founder & Director
California Community Colocation Project
Chief Information Officer
Special Olympics of Northern California
Online Policy Group
Special Olympics Joins California Colocation Project
Organization Serves Growing List of Nonprofit Clients
San Francisco Bay Area -
The California Community Colocation
Project (CCCP) today announced a partnership with the
Special Olympics of Northern California. CCCP, a project of
the Online Policy Group, provides free hosting for computer
servers from nonprofit organizations, such as the server
running the Special Olympics' backend database.
The Special Olympics database server contains donor,
participant, and event information, and currently resides
at CCCP's Hurricane Electric location in Fremont, CA.
"This has been a life-saver for our infrastructure!"
commented Special Olympics CIO Judith Powell. "Locating our
server at a first-rate facility while still remaining
cost-effective is a dream come true!"
CCCP Director David E. Weekly reported that the Special
Olympics has been extremely pleased with the "consistently
and demonstrably high quality of service" they've been
offered and has future plans to move additional servers to
the CCCP facility. Weekly noted that CCCP hosts over two
dozen other clients.
For this media release:
The California Community Colocation Project offers free
colocation services to nonprofit organizations, open source
projects, and individuals. As a project of the Online
Policy Group, CCCP is entirely supported by donations.
Find out more at
About Special Olympics of Northern California:
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and
competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people
eight years of age and older with developmental
disabilities. Special Olympics Northern California spans
from the Oregon border to Monterey and Tulare counties, and
serves approximately 13,000 developmentally disabled
athletes. Find out more at
The Online Policy Group (OPG) is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to online policy research, outreach, and action on
issues such as access, privacy, and digital defamation. The
organization fulfills its motto of "one Internet with equal
access to all" through projects such as donation-based email
list hosting, web hosting, domain registrations, and now
colocation services. OPG focuses on Internet participants'
civil liberties and human rights, like access, privacy,
safety, and serving schools, libraries, disabled, elderly,
youth, women, and sexual, gender, and ethnic minorities.
Find out more at
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