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CHICAGO and OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., August 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Geneca and Tanagram Partners announced today their involvement in World Sport Chicago (WSC), the alliance recently formed by The City of Chicago and Chicago 2016 to promote the development of amateur sports and international competition in the Chicagoland area. To demonstrate their enthusiasm for Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid, both firms offered their services pro bono to help WSC develop their branding, community, and website strategy.

CHICAGO and OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., August 1 /PRNewswire/ — Geneca and Tanagram Partners announced today their involvement in World Sport Chicago (WSC), the alliance recently formed by The City of Chicago and Chicago 2016 to promote the development of amateur sports and international competition in the Chicagoland area. To demonstrate their enthusiasm for Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid, both firms offered their services pro bono to help WSC develop their branding, community, and website strategy.

"The formation of World Sport Chicago displays the city's long-term commitment to international and domestic amateur sports, both before and after the 2016 Olympic Games," said Michael Conley, former Olympic champion and Executive Director of the organization. "As an Olympian, I will ensure this organization strives to abide by the Olympic Movement while promoting sport at all levels throughout the Chicagoland area."

This launch of WSC represents the start of an online community dedicated to enhancing awareness and participation in Olympic and amateur sports with the goal of giving athletes the opportunity to see and experience sport across all levels. A major component of WSC's programs is hosting clinics that give youth the opportunity to train with world class athletes and catch the Olympic spirit.

"The level of enthusiasm for hosting the 2016 games in Chicago is quite simply amazing and we're honored to be among the local businesses asked to contribute time and talent to help Chicago win," states Geneca Client Partner, Duane Meaux. "We feel that our time in this project is an investment in Chicago's future in many ways. This effort will motivate our youth, bring economic benefits before and after the games, and be an incredible source of pride for everyone who lives here."

"The passion of the Chicago 2016 leadership was so intoxicating it was nearly impossible for us to refuse involvement," said Tanagram Partner's Creative Director, Lance Rutter. "Their steadfast commitment to bring the Olympic games to our world-class city inspires us daily. Through our work with WSC, we want Chicago and the world to know that we believe in the talent of our youth — as well as the power of an online community to motivate and inspire."

World Sport Chicago was built using scalable Open Source Technology and W3C programming standards. Accessible, fast, and inexpensive to maintain, it is the perfect home for Olympic and Paralympics micro-communities. World Sport Chicago is live now at http://www.worldsportchicago.org.

About Tanagram

Tanagram Partners creates engaging experiences for the people its clients care about. Tanagram partners with its clients to follow a strategic path toward true innovation in design. This allows Tanagram to engage audiences with meaningful interactions from simple messages to complex systems. Tanagram Partners has been a Chicago business since 1992. Over the past 15 years, Tanagram has helped amazing clients large and small, across a wide variety of industries worldwide. Visit http://www.tanagram.com.

About Geneca

Founded in 1998,Geneca is a privately held custom software development company dedicated to making the software development process predictable and risk free. Geneca's success in using innovation to make its clients more competitive in their markets has earned it an outstanding group of clients, including FTD, Baxter Credit Union, Blue Cross Blue Shield, ACNielsen, Mercer Human Resources Consulting, and Potbelly. Visit at http://www.geneca.com.

Contact: Tanagram Partners Geneca Debra Davis Jessica Chipkin Ddavis@tanagram.com jessica.chipkin@geneca.com 630-599-0900

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