World T.E.A.M. Sports' annual Face of America honoring adaptive military veterans is a remarkable and inspiring event that changes the lives of participating riders, volunteers, spectators and sponsors.
Each year, several national and regional corporations provide valued support through financial donations, participation and in-kind contributions. Without the support of these corporations, hundreds of injured veterans would not be able to participate in this life-changing sporting event.
World T.E.A.M. Sports thanks our supporters, partners and friends in making Face of America possible.
Several valued corporate sponsors have provided financial and in-kind support for the 2017 Face of America ride.
Presenting Sponsor: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012. Capital One Financial Corporation is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $212.5 billion in deposits and $312.9 billion in total assets outstanding as of December 31, 2012. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has more than 900 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index. We apply the same principles of innovation, collaboration and empowerment in our commitment to our communities across the country that we do in our business. We recognize that helping to build strong and healthy communities good places to work, good places to do business and good places to raise families benefits us all and we are proud to support this and other community initiatives.
Sponsor - 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011. American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. (APFS) is a full-service broker/dealer and registered FINRA/SIPC member firm, whose primary mission is to provide the best business solutions, support and services that its financial professionals require to achieve financial freedom for their clients. The firm currently has more than 800 independent investment professionals located in over 360 branch locations throughout the nation. APFS has created a decidedly competitive presence in the industry as one of the top 50 independent broker/dealers in the country. The firm offers a full range of: 1) non-proprietary investment products, 2) personal services such as insurance planning, retirement, estate and college planning, 3) full service securities brokerage through its clearing relationship with Pershing, LLC, a BNY Mellon firm and 4) fee based asset management services through parent company subsidiary, American Portfolios Advisors, Inc. (APA), an SEC registered investment advisor.
Sponsor - 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014. Benson Botsford, LLC is a privately-owned and managed financial services investment company. Founded in 2010, the company has offices in Southborough, Massachusetts and in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Sponsor - 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011. Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for more than a century, advancing military medicine, accelerating the pace of research, and enabling wellness, treatment and recovery for our nation’s service members and veterans. Whether it’s transforming medical operations to deliver highly reliable, efficient and effective care or enabling breakthrough treatments, Booz Allen experts in medical research, public health, clinical care transformation, health communications, neuroscience and analytics help our partners be ready for what’s next. Proudly serving our clients in the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Military Health System, Booz Allen’s dedicated teams identify ways to become more efficient and effective, while improving the readiness, healthcare quality, outcomes and access to care for military personnel and their families, including wounded warriors.. Learn more online.
Sponsor – 2016, 2015, 2014. Founded in Rome in 1945, Brioni is recognized as the most prestigious Italian luxury clothier for men, an authority in the elegant male. Brioni designs, develops and produces unique garment collections and ready-to-wear tailoring, leather products (handbags, small leather goods), shoes, eye wear and fragrances. Throughout its history, Brioni was, and still is a point of reference for entertainment, institutions and business communities, in Italy and abroad, appreciated by loyal customers.
Sponsor - 2017. In 2004, Bill Pryor and his sister Alex Klemmer decided to create one of the first independent cycling studios in the country in their Boston neighborhood. Both Bill, then a corporate executive, and Alex, a stay-at-home mom, recognized that there were three key ingredients to a successful indoor cycling experience: great instructors, great music and a great environment. They opened their first dedicated studio a year later and have been perfecting their high-energy, cycling- focused concept ever since. Now, ten years later, Pryor and Klemmer have partnered with like-minded fitness enthusiasts to allow others to benefit from the CYCLEBAR experience.
CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike offers Face of America 2017 registered participants a free spin at their Arlington, Virginia facility. Create a profile, go to "buy Credits" and select "Drop In/One Class." Apply your exclusive promo code "faceofamerica" at checkout. You must order your free spin through this process. No further obligations. No cash value.
Sponsor – 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014. At Devens Recycling Center, we are striving for 100% waste diversion. Preserving tomorrow’s environment drives our every action. Everyday emerging technologies and companies are developing ways to utilize construction and demolition material. Whether it is to convert these commodities into renewable energy or making new products out of debris that would have been land filled only yesterday, we are committed to finding alternative uses for all the material we receive. On the one hand, we partner with the construction and demolition firms, the waste haulers and debris producers to provide them with a processing center where they can trust that the material they generate will be handled in professional and environmentally conscientious manner. On the other hand, we partner with innovative companies who utilize our commodities to create new products or develop alternative energy thus alleviating our dependence on foreign oil. We deeply care about our environment, and want to be a leader in the waste industry always moving forward to a cleaner, safer world.
Sponsor - 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014. Freshbikes is the premier bike shop concept in the greater Washington D.C. area. Locations in Arlington VA, Fairfax VA, and Bethesda MD offer a unique, large scale boutique cycling experience. Our Northern Virginia location serves as the hub for our stores which are strategically placed throughout this incredible area. Our selection, service, and expertise is unrivaled among the best bike shops globally. With many of today’s top brands on display and more importantly in-stock, Freshbikes is the go-to cycling destination for any performance minded cyclist.
Sponsor - 2017. KT Health (dba KT Tape), based in American Fork, Utah, is the category leader in sports medicine taping products, providing pain relief solutions and support for hundreds of common sports-related injuries. Used by professional athletes, Olympians and every day athletes, KT Tape products have been adopted in nearly every sport. Following the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, KT Tape experienced accelerated growth as its products became widely available in retail channels. Currently, KT Tape products are sold in over 35,000 retail locations in the U.S. and 40 countries worldwide. KT Tape's broad distribution covers sporting goods, food, drug and mass retail channels, as well as clinicians, online retailers and the company's own e-commerce site, KTTape.com. KT Tape empowers consumers with a wealth of educational resources, including a vast library of online videos and on-site demonstrations at more than 150 athletic events each year. With new innovations and an expanding product line, KT Tape continues to strengthen its global presence. For more information, visit KTTape.com.
Sponsor - 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011. With more than 200,000 maintained trucks and more than 1,000 locations nationwide, Penske partners with you to meet your changing business demands and keep your company growing. We work closely with you to address your toughest challenges and create opportunities for your company. Our search for leading-edge solutions includes everything from implementing productivity-driven technology to defining optimum fleet performance strategies. Individual Penske locations actively support neighborhood charities. Our associates contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to the United Way, and when multiple hurricanes struck Florida and the Gulf Coast, we were there with trucks and fuel for emergency response teams. Move ahead with Penske Truck Rental.
Sponsor 2017: Rescue 22 was founded by wounded veterans to support, motivate and empower active duty members and veterans from all eras. We encourage our Veterans battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to seek help through Physical Health and Wellness Programs. Rescue 22 is here to mentor, provide encouragement in a Veteran’s journey of rehabilitation and to empower family members who struggle with the unknown wounds of their Veterans. We are centered on trying to eliminate the profound statistics of 20 suicides per day. Our staff is committed to ensuring the integrity of those who reach out for help by providing needed assistance. It is with great honor that we partner with World T.E.A.M Sports for a similar common goal, to support our Veterans with disabilities build their self-confidence and enhance their physical fitness through sports.
Sponsor - 2017, 2016, 2015. Sila is a North American technology and management consulting firm that provides lasting and substantial business solutions to the world’s leading corporations and U.S. government agencies. We actively collaborate with our clients to shape opportunities to help them achieve long-term success through practical application of best practices and technology. We have carefully cultivated a culture that fosters collaboration, creativity, and social responsibility. Our vibrant and high-performing team is honored and excited to partner with World T.E.A.M. Sports to work towards the highest standards of teamwork and excellence.
Sponsor - 2017. Strive Fitness & Wellness has provided logistics, planning, and operational support to some of our country's largest and most prestigious sporting events, including the Philadelphia Marathon, Philly Pro Cycling Classic, Livestrong Challenge, and Tour de Pink’s East West, and South. From volunteer procurement to safety precaution, Strive Fitness & Wellness is well-versed to fill any organizational event planning needs.
Sponsor - 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012. With a mixture of fresh ingredients, a whole lot of customer service, and a dash of innovation, the SUBWAY® brand continues to be the leader of providing nutritious and delicious sandwiches the whole family will love. SUBWAY® of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is committed to providing a wide range of great tasting, healthier food choices while reducing our environmental footprint and creating a positive influence in the communities we serve. We know that it takes more than just good food to nourish a strong people and build a vibrant community. It starts with taking care of people, the heart and soul of the SUBWAY® experience. We value the cultural richness and breadth of ideas resulting from the diversity that is fostered in who we are and what we do. We are dedicated to building strong business relationships through open communication, respect and with each other as well as by serving our customers and our neighborhoods; much like we do within our own families. We draw on the strong entrepreneurial spirit and passion that exists throughout our organization to help shape and grow our business. We strive to and create opportunities for people within the communities in which serve. We continually challenge each other to succeed through teamwork, against shared goals & benchmarks, and to be accountable for our actions. We take great pride in our business and are committed to being good global citizens; to encouraging healthy, active lifestyles and to making a difference where we live and work.
Sponsor – 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014. Three Wire Systems LLC – a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2006, is the leader in innovative and efficient technology solutions for government agencies and large enterprise corporations. We design solutions to support your business goals that deliver superior results in a cost-efficient manner. We believe in maximizing investments American taxpayers have already made in the government and military, while modernizing and securing America’s most important information, infrastructure, and assets. Led by a veteran with the goal of serving those who serve, we leverage our technological expertise and military cultural fluency to lead the market in protecting, supporting, and advocating for the nation's uniformed personnel community. For more information on our services and community support initiatives, visit www.threewiresys.com or www.myvetadvisor.com.
Sponsor - 2017. Established in 2015, TORRE Consuling Services is a full service sports marketing agency specializing in freelance project management, marketing strategy, athlete management, and event sponsorship and activation. With more than 30 years of combined experience in sports marketing, the team at TORRE Consulting Services offers a unique experience for its corporate clients and athletes.
Sponsor – 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014. Vedder Price is a general practice law firm with a proud tradition of maintaining long-term relationships with our clients and enjoys a world-class reputation in key practice areas. We represent clients of all sizes in virtually every industry with a responsive, results-oriented and cost-effective approach. With approximately 300 attorneys and growing, we serve clients from our offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London and San Francisco.
Sponsor - 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012. The Veteran Corps of America (VCA) is an industry leader in providing the full spectrum of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Explosive (CBRNE) products and services; logistics and warehousing; IT products and solutions; training and simulation; and strategic program management. VCA’s mission is to offer exceptional services to our clients that consistently exceed customer satisfaction. We achieve this through responsive, intelligent, proactive, customer-focused support in all of our partnerships. As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), we are committed to supporting veterans and their family members through veteran advocacy and support. VCA was founded on a family military legacy, inspired by six-year Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1964-1970), General Earle G. Wheeler. Today, VCA employs over a dozen decorated military veterans who have served in the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine Corps. “We are Veteran Enabled!” is more than a company motto, it guides us in our daily approach and work ethic. We are proud to support organizations that value the ongoing service and sacrifice of military veterans and their families.
Sponsor - 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011. Be Safe with Road ID. World T.E.A.M. Sports has joined with Road ID for a special promotional program that will provide a portion of the proceeds from sales through World T.E.A.M. Sports to support upcoming WTS events and participating athletes who are disabled.
Road ID is the creator of innovative ID bracelets and dog tags that are perfect for participants in sporting events. Durable and comfortable, the bracelets and the tags provide critical information about the wearer in case of a medical emergency, including name, phone number, and contact information. By wearing the bracelet or the tags in an event, you'll be assured that even if you are unable to talk during an emergency, you'll be able to provide critical information to medical authorities.
Exceptionally cost-effective, the Road ID bracelets and dog tags can be ordered online through their secure website. By placing your order through World T.E.A.M. Sports, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the organization and its participants.
Interested in becoming involved as a sponsor or partner with Face of America? Sponsorship and sponsorship in-kind opportunities are currently available. Companies, organizations and brands can enjoy marketing, advertising, public relations, media and ride involvement benefits on several different levels. To learn more, please contact Van Brinson, CEO and President, at 855-987-8326 ext 2 or by email message.