Supporting Participating Disabled Veterans
Sponsorship support for the participating disabled veterans in the 2012 Sea to Shining Sea cross-country ride allowed their participation at no cost, including air transportation to the start and from the finish, lodging and meals. The 2012 Sea to Shining Sea ride was supported through generous sponsorship support by State Farm, American Portfolios, MWV, Dominion, the Semper Fi Foundation, the USO, BNY – Mellon, General Electric, GM Fleet and Commercial, Brown Shoe Company and Famous Footwear, Energizer Holdings, Altria, Enersys, Occidental Petroleum, Magaschoni Apparel, Penske Truck Rental, Vedder Price, the El Pomar Foundation and George Puskar.
Thanks to these sponsors for their exceptional support of America’s disabled veterans and World T.E.A.M. Sports' Sea to Shining Sea ride.
State Farm Insurance
State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 17,800 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 37 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit www.statefarm.com or in Canada www.statefarm.ca.
Headquartered in Holbrook, NY, APFS is a full-service independent broker/dealer and member firm of FINRA and SIPC, offering a complete range of financial services, including personal financial and retirement planning, securities trading, mutual funds, access to investment research, long-term care planning, insurance products and tax-free investing. Fee-based asset management is offered through its sister subsidiary, American Portfolios Advisors, Inc., (APA), an SEC registered investment advisor. Both entities, along with technology division American Outsources, LLC (AO) collectively reside under the legal entity, American Portfolios Holdings, Inc. Full-service securities brokerage is available through a clearing firm relationship with Pershing, LLC, a BNY Mellon firm, the securities of which are held on a fully disclosed basis. The company currently serves more than 786 independent investment professionals located in 362 branch locations throughout the nation.
Said APFS CEO and WTS board member Lon T. Dolber, “One of the core values at APFS — in addition to nurturing the futures of our employees, propelling the businesses of our affiliated financial professionals located nationwide and providing value to our shareholders — is giving back to the communities in which we live and serve and creating relationships with those who do the same. We have supported World Team Sports for over five years and have been humbled and inspired during our participation in more than a dozen WTS sponsored sporting events in team partnership with this extraordinary community of people from all backgrounds with disabilities.”
Visit public.americanportfolios.com for more information.
MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), provides packaging solutions to many of the world’s most-admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, and tobacco industries. The company's businesses also include Specialty Chemicals, and the Community Development and Land Management Group, which sustainably manages the company’s land holdings to support its operations, and to provide for conservation, recreation and development opportunities. With 15,000 employees worldwide, MWV operates in 30 countries and serves customers in more than 100 nations. MWV manages all of its forestlands in accordance with internationally recognized forest certification standards, and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for eight consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.mwv.com.
"One of MWV's core responsibilities is to support communities where we live and operate - it's easy to carryout this commitment with great organizations and events like these," shared Ned Massee, vice president, Corporate Affairs. "We are proud to support the Sea to Shining Sea ride and look forward to welcoming the riders back to Richmond."
The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies, including Dominion Virginia Power and Dominion North Carolina Power. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com. Follow Dominion Virginia Power on Twitter. 'Like' Dominion on Facebook.
BNY Mellon is a leading global provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, offering superior investment management and investment services. In addition, the company responds to the needs of communities by supporting organizations that advance the quality of life where its employees work, live and do business. BNY Mellon has a comprehensive corporate social responsibility program linked to its business priorities, with a strong emphasis on ethics, transparency and risk management, along with operational reliability, governance and stakeholder engagement. The company’s demonstrated excellence in the fundamental aspects of CSR such as employee engagement, community involvement and environmental sustainability include contributing $100 million around the world over the past three years to strengthen the communities in which its employees live and work. Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com or follow us on Twitter@BNYMellon.
“We’re very proud to sponsor the 2012 Sea to Shining Sea ride in support of military veterans who have made tremendous sacrifices for our nation,” said Brian T. Shea, Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon’s Pershing unit. “Not only do these brave American heroes serve and protect our country, they bring their valuable leadership experience back into our communities and businesses. Sea to Shining Sea is a truly inspiring event that reflects the triumph and determination of the human spirit.”
Energizer Holdings, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a consumer goods company operating globally in the broad categories of personal care and household products. Energizer's Personal Care Division offers a diversified range of consumer products in the wet shave, skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. Our portfolio includes well established brand names such as Schick® and Wilkinson Sword® men's and women's shaving systems and disposables; Edge® and Skintimate® shave preparations; Playtex® tampons, gloves and infant feeding products; Banana Boat® and Hawaiian Tropic® sun care products and Wet Ones® moist wipes. Energizer's Household Products Division offers consumers the broadest range of portable power solutions, anchored by our universally recognized Energizer® and Eveready® brands.
Support for Sea to Shining Sea is the latest demonstration of the new Energizer “that’s positivenergy” communications platform. Launched globally last fall, the philosophy focuses on performance plus responsibility.
“Energizer has a long history of supporting organizations that make a positive impact in communities and around the world. We are honored to be a part of the Wounded Warriors’ ride from coast to coast. Their perseverance and dedication is a true testament of “that’s positivenergy” says Ward Klein, Energizer CEO.
Visit www.energizer.com for more information.
Brown Shoe Company - Famous Footwear
Brown Shoe Company is a $2.6 billion, global, footwear company that puts consumers and their needs first, by targeting the strategic Family, Healthy Living and Contemporary Fashion platforms. We have more than 130 years of experience, passion and product innovation and operate more than 1,300 Famous Footwear and Naturalizer retail stores across the United States, Canada and China. We also design, source and market many well-known wholesale shoe brands - such as Naturalizer, Dr. Scholl's Shoes, LifeStride, Sam Edelman, Franco Sarto, Via Spiga, Vera Wang, Avia and rykä - across multiple distribution channels. In addition to our retail and wholesale operations, we maintain a strong online presence with our ecommerce sites, FamousFootwear.com, Naturalizer.com and Shoes.com. Visit brownshoe.com to learn more about us. Brown Shoe Company: feel good and live better... feet first!
“Famous Footwear is humbled by the opportunity to help sponsor the 2012 Sea to Shining Sea ride honoring the courage of our military and the strength of the American spirit,” said Rick Ausick, president of Famous Footwear. “We’re especially grateful to celebrate the 4th of July with these heroes in our hometown at the 32nd annual Fair Saint Louis.”
GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.
Semper Fi Fund
Since 2006, Team Semper Fi has operated as the rehabilitative athletic program of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit that provides immediate financial support to qualified injured and critically ill service members and their families.
The over 335 service members who are a part of Team Semper Fi have overcome significant challenges in their service to our country, and have refused to let those challenges prevent them from competing in athletic events. They are an inspiration to us all, but more importantly, they inspire their fellow service members who are also traveling down the road to recovery.
"The Semper Fi Fund is honored to be sponsoring United States Marines, LCpl James Sheehan and Sgt Michael Manning in their participation in World TEAM Sports “Sea to Shining Sea” ride. We wish James, Michael and all the riders a safe trip as they take on the adventure of a lifetime riding across our nation and help to raise awareness for our injured and critically ill service members and families!" - Karen Guenther, Founder/President/CEO, Semper Fi Fund
Visit www.semperfifund.org for more information.
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.
The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, and Microsoft Corporation. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.
Altria Group is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and John Middleton. Altria also owns Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Philip Morris Capital Corporation, and has a continuing economic and voting interest in SABMiller. Maintaining business success for more than a century is not easy. But each of Altria Group's companies has proven its ability to adapt and prosper in ever-evolving industries and deliver long-term growth. How we conduct business is as important as the business results we achieve. We incorporate our Mission and Values into every aspect of our business - our strategies and planning, our analysis and decision making, and how we evaluate and reward our employees. Our Mission and Values reflect what we are doing as a business as well as how we do it. Over the last 10 years, Altria and its companies have made more than $1.3 billion in cash and in-kind contributions to hundreds of non-profit organizations. In addition, employees, family and friends volunteered 30,000 hours through company-sponsored service events in communities across the country. Altria’s companies’ executives contributed their time and expertise by serving on the boards of 54 non-profit organizations.
Visit www.altria.com for more information.
History and tradition don't always lead to innovation, but in the case of El Pomar Foundation these three words are intertwined.
History means we've been around a long time - since 1937 when entrepreneur Spencer Penrose and his wife Julie established a legacy to serve as a valuable resource for the people of Colorado.
Tradition means we do some things year in and year out. Grantmaking is one example. El Pomar Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the state of Colorado - and has been doing so since the Foundation was established. Some grantees have been funded on a regular basis since the days when the Penroses made grant decisions themselves.
Innovation means the trustees of El Pomar are constantly looking for new ways to achieve the mission set forth by the Penroses - to enhance, encourage and promote the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado. El Pomar's extensive programs are an example of innovation in action. The program details are all different, but together they support the same objectives of developing leaders and strengthening communities.
Visit www.elpomar.org for more information.
EnerSys, the world leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, chargers, power equipment, and battery accessories to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries are utilized in electric fork trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunications and utility industries, uninterruptible power suppliers, and numerous applications requiring standby power. The Company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from more than 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.
GM Fleet and Commercial is dedicated to the business vehicle needs of fleets, small businesses and government organizations. We offer a broad portfolio of commercial trucks, vans, SUVs and cars from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. Our specialty vehicles include Chevrolet police vehicles, work trucks, as well as LPG and CNG vans. In addition, Chevrolet and GMC chassis cabs and cutaway vans support applications such as school buses, utility/service body, wreckers and more. For more product information please go to: www.gmfleet.com. GM is proud to offer the best military discount from any car company. With the GM Military Discount, Active Duty members, Reserves and Retirees, including their spouses, of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard can save big on eligible GM vehicles. For more information go to: www.gmmilitarydiscount.com.
"GM is proud to be a co-Sponsor with State Farm to support Sea to Shining Sea, a worthy cause supporting disabled veterans," said Angela Montgomery, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations regional director. "GM provides the industry's best Military discount to make buying a vehicle more affordable for those who serve our country."
As a leading luxury lifestyle brand, Magaschoni creates timeless classics in exclusive colors and fabrics, featuring outstanding quality and design that is both highly functional and fashionable. Combining modern luxury with classic elegance, the Magaschoni woman is a strong and sophisticated, international woman that realizes trends while embracing classics. Magaschoni meets the lifestyle needs of today’s modern woman and is sought after for its sensational fabrics, vivacious colors, enduring style, and exquisite craftsmanship.
At Magaschoni, we believe cashmere is an integral part of every woman’s wardrobe. Exciting and inspiring the senses, cashmere is irresistibly the softest sensation of luxury, crafted to create a distinctively rich, indulgent feel. However, the Magaschoni brand goes well beyond cashmere, as the Collection is broadly assorted with men’s, women’s, accessories, outerwear, and luxurious home collections as well. Combining exceptional design, quality and value, Magaschoni prides itself with a steadfast commitment to delivering innovative collections with the highest attention to detail, including an extensive library of custom colors, melanges, and mousiness.
Magaschoni is about luxurious quality, pure and simple, and it shows in the details of every piece that we create; from the tailored finishing and delicate lining to the elaborate hand-beading, embroidery and specialty stitching. We stand behind our product and know that quality and craftsmanship are paramount!
Headquartered in the heart of New York City’s Fashion Avenue, Magaschoni has four freestanding boutiques and is sold in 800 premier department and specialty stores worldwide.
Visit www.magaschoni.com for more information.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Middle East/North Africa and Latin America regions. Oxy is the third-largest U.S. oil and gas company, based on equity market capitalization. Oxy's wholly owned subsidiary OxyChem, manufactures and markets chlor-alkali products and vinyls. Oxy is committed to safeguarding the environment, protecting the safety and health of employees and neighboring communities and upholding high standards of social responsibility in all of the company's worldwide operations.
Penske Truck Rental is a service of Penske Truck Leasing. With one of the newest fleets, Penske Truck Rental provides do-it-yourself movers with clean, well-maintained and reliable trucks as well as moving equipment, packing supplies and accessories. Penske also offers military members discounted truck rentals. Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric Capital Corporation. As a global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management, and supply chain management solutions. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more.
Vedder Price is a general practice law firm of 265 attorneys with offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC and London. Vedder Price enjoys a world-class reputation in key practice areas and serves clients of all sizes in virtually all industries with a responsive, results-oriented and cost-effective approach. For more information, please go to www.vedderprice.com.
“Vedder Price is proud to support the men and women who selflessly serve our country by sponsoring this Sea to Shining Sea Ride across America. We are delighted to partner with World T.E.A.M. Sports and American Portfolio Financial Services, Inc. on this admirable endeavor,” said Douglas M. Hambleton, operating shareholder of Vedder Price P.C.
Recycle for People
Support World T.E.A.M. Sports' Sea to Shining Sea event by donating and mailing in, at no cost to you, your cell phones, and any other cell phones you collect (preferably smart phones and iphones). You will be helping World T.E.A.M. Sports receive a new avenue of revenue as well as contributing to the environmentally responsible recycling of cell phones.
AR Capital is an investment management firm providing full-service advisory support to retail and institutional investors. AR Capital is among the most active sponsors and managers of public and private real estate investments in the industry, including the sponsorship of sector-specific real estate programs, a business development company, and various investment solutions designed to place the investor first through the clear alignment of interests between management and the investor.
“On behalf of AR Capital and our affiliated companies, we are honored to support Sea To Shining Sea," said Nicholas Schorsch, AR Capital Chairman and CEO. "The exceptional accomplishments of these real-life American heroes serve to inspire us all. On the long journey across America, from the Pacific to the Atlantic, these remarkable individuals are likely to pass one or more of our properties. Located at the corner of ‘Main and Main’ throughout America, our buildings house well-known national retailers who provide essential goods and services to all Americans. All of us at AR Capital join on this Memorial Day to honor all veterans and remember that, ‘Freedom is never free.’”
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