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You Can Play Adds Corporate Travel Partnership

You Can Play and Corporate Travel Management Solutions (ctms) today announced a partnership that will provide exclusive travel services to You Can Play and a sponsorship from ctms that will provide an opportunity to expand its work.

"It is a very exciting opportunity for ctms to work with You Can Play - a group of passionate and inspirational individuals who are really making a difference," said Tom Osovitzki, Chief Executive Officer, ctms. "We look forward to helping You Can Play streamline their travel requirements so they can focus on their mandate of ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes.

The You Can Play Project, co-founded by Philadelphia Flyers scout Patrick Burke, sports marketing executive Brian Kitts and real estate executive and gay sports activist Glenn Witman, celebrated its one-year anniversary on March 4, 2013. From its inception, it has had tremendous support from the hockey community and beyond. Burke has a longtime association with the sport, Kitts is a former front office executive with the NHL Colorado Avalanche, and Witman, played college hockey and founded the elite gay sports league, GForce Sports. NHL players Tommy Wingels and Andy Miele, and former NHL General Manager Brian Burke all serve on You Can Play’s Advisory Board. Over 100 professional hockey players have voiced their support for gay teammates and have been joined by athletes from numerous sports representing approximately dozens of NCAA organizations.

"All of us at You Can Play are proud to be working with ctms," said Kitts. "The commitment of ctms to all sports, diversity and inclusion for all athletes, and to working with philanthropic groups is an important model for corporate partnerships. We're honored to partner with ctms."

About ctms Travel Corporate Travel Management Solutions (ctms) is an award winning travel management company with a reputation for dedication and personal service. Ranked No. 120 on the 25th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-­‐Growing Companies, ctms offers a comprehensive range of integrated travel management services for business travel and events providing clients with the technology and service to manage their business travel with maximum efficiency. With offices in Canada, US, UK, Russia, and Brazil, ctms has the resources to provide a wide array of travel management solutions