Friday, February 12, 2010

Faxing helps athletes deliver signed Letters of Intent

Wednesday, February 3 was a big day for high school athletes and the colleges that have worked so hard to get them to come to their schools. It was national signing day, the day that those athletes can sign National Letters of Intent that commit them to a particular college.

It’s also a big day for fans of those schools, which is what makes the whole process so newsworthy. That’s why I was delighted to see this photo of an athlete from Plano, Texas signing his National Letter of Intent. Not so much for the athlete or the sport itself – I’m not a big follower of Texas high school football – but for the delivery method of the signed letter.

That’s right, you guessed it. When he was done signing the letter, he faxed it. As with so many areas in the business world, when a signed legal document needs to be transmitted quickly, faxing is the method of choice – sometimes the only allowable method.

If the school has MyFax they’ll be able to file it electronically for safekeeping instead of having to store a piece of paper in some file cabinet somewhere in the bowels of the athletic facility. They can add the letter to the player’s general electronic files, making it easy to keep everything about him together throughout his time at the school.

Readers, what about you? Have you ever had to fax an unusual or interesting document like this one?

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